McCormick is a brand I have used for years, so naturally I was excited when I was invited to use some of their products to create a recipe from the McCormick Look Book! The Look Book is a really neat tool where you can save all of the yummy recipes you find, and create your own virtual cookbook. See the little red heart below? I simply clicked the heart and the recipe for Easy Mini Cheesecakes was automatically added to my lookbook, so it will be easy to find and reference when I decide to make this.
You can print recipes, email them, Pin them on Pinterest or save them. Did I mentioned how many recipes there are and how good they all look? In addition to McCormick’s own recipes, you will find recipes submitted by others, including your friends. I think that is pretty neat! Another thing I love is that after you add a recipe to your book, they will automatically be put into categories so it is really easy to find exactly which recipe you are looking for with the drop down menu. The book is so pretty too – I am pretty much in love! I saved some of my recipes and wanted to show you how the look book looks once it has been created:
You have got to try this!
I was also asked to make one of the recipes I found from the McCormick Look Book, and using some of the McCormicck ingredients I received. I decided on these Festive Meringue Cookies. They were just too gorgeous to resist!
FESTIVE MERINGUE COOKIES
Makes 6 dozen or 12 (6 cookie) servings.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
4 egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Cream of Tartar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
25 to 30 drops McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors and Egg Dye
1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 225°F.
Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. (If using a freestanding mixer, use wire whisk attachment.) Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Increase speed to medium-high. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
Beat in extract and food color until well blended. I separated the meringue into four separate bowls, added 3 drops of McCormick’s food coloring to each, and carefully folded until colors were blended. Gently stir in chips, if desired.
Drop by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto 2 large foil-lined baking sheets sprayed with no stick cooking spray.
Bake both sheets of meringues at the same time 45 minutes.
Turn oven off. Let meringues stand in oven 1 hour or until completely cooled.
The Festive Meringue Cookies were amazing. I will have to make these for Easter next year, or serve them at upcoming gatherings. They are so cheerful and very tasty!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCormick. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating