Toasted Almond Meringue Cookies
Why This Recipe Works
To get a crisp meringue cookie that would dissolve instantly in the mouth, timing was everything, we found. The sugar could be added only when the whites had been whipped enough to gain volume but still had enough water left in them for the sugar to dissolve. One hour in a 225-degree oven followed by another hour in the turned-off oven dried the cookies perfectly.