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Kool-Aid makes everything more fun! Did you happen to see my Kool-Aid Candy Dots? Click HERE if you missed it (you simply have to see it!). Well, since my kids enjoyed those so much, my mind got to thinking about how I could make more Kool-Aid-inspired treats. I teased about these Kool-Aid Meringue cookies on Instagram at the beginning of the month, did you see that?
The only rule when it comes to me in the kitchen is this: The recipe has to be easy! Trust me, these Kool-Aid Meringues are easy peasy lemon squeezy. Plus, they are so tasty! This is a hard recipe to mess up (and we love smart things like that in this house!). If you’re looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free cookie – Kool-Aid Flavored Meringue Cookies fit the bill.
Cream of Tartar
Kool-Aid packets in your flavors of choice
Bowls for making different colors
Frosting bag with a star-shaped tip
Kook-Aid makes a great way to flavor and color these cookies since it’s a powder and with meringue cookies. You don’t want to add any liquid or oil to the meringue batter. Plus, there are lots of flavors to choose from. The neatest part about these meringue cookies is the shape because meringues are so recognizable.
Depending on the age of your kids, they can make the cookies themselves once you’ve prepared the mixture! Older kids are more than capable of using the cake decorating set and tips, but maybe they have another plan in their head that would be just as neat. Have fun!
Here are our other Kool-Aid-inspired recipes:
Kool Aid Meringue Cookies
- Electric Mixer
- Bowls for making different colors
- Baking sheet
- Non-stick spray
- Frosting bag with a star-shaped tip
- 4 egg whites
- ½ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup sugar
- Kool-Aid packets in your flavors of choice
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
- Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites until they become frothy (you will see lots of little bubbles).
- Next, add your sugar in small amounts.
- Finally, mix in the cream of tartar.
- Continue to whip the mixture until it gets stiff (meaning that it holds a shape when stopped).
- Depending on how many Kool-Aid flavors you wish to use, separate your mixture into even parts using small bowls.
- Add the Kool-Aid powder 1/2 tsp at a time until the desired color is reached.
- Remember, the Kool-Aid powder is potent, so a little goes a long way!
- Prepare your baking sheet with a layer of foil covered with non-stick spray, as seen below.
- Create an easy meringue cookie shape using either: Wilton’s Cake Decorating set, zip-top baggies with the tip cut off, or using rounded spoonfuls.
- Bake them at this low temperature for about 45 minutes or until the tops become a little brown.
- Once they are completely cooled, they will harden and be ready to eat! Some will be sour, some will be sweet, but they will ALL be super cool!