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Creole Kisses with Cocoa-Coffee Glaze

by Tickled Red on December 3, 2010 · 22 comments

If you like meringues you are simply going to love Creole Kisses! These decadent little puffs of air tease your taste buds with sweet brown sugar and pecans. They are a delicious southern twist on a french favorite. If you are anything like me take it up a notch by adding a drizzle of Cocoa-Coffee Glaze on top. Can I just say welcome to blissville y’all. Are you ready for the holidays? I am. This is just the beginning my friends. Thanksgiving may be all wrapped up and hands off but Christmas is my playground. Desserts, desserts, appetizers, desserts and more desserts… I can’t wait. What better way to kick of the holidays than with these little lovelies that are super easy to make.

First take three egg whites and beat them until they are just starting to thicken.

Slowly add in your sugars and cream of tartar while you continue to beat the egg whites into stiff peaks.

See, nice and stiff. Looking at this makes me want to go snowboarding with some friends that I miss dearly. Hi guys!

Then add the vanilla {drool}

The finely chopped pecans.

And fold them in gently. No vigorous stirring here or your batter will loose it’s stiffness which is essential.

With a teaspoon drop the batter onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

Or if you want your kisses to look like, well kisses, use any of the wider tips from your cookie decorator to squeeze out cute little peaks. The pecan pieces will clog the smaller tips. If you want this version you will have to make them first, otherwise the batter will loosen to the point that the kisses won’t hold their shape in between batches.

Pop them into a preheated oven at 375 degrees and then turn of the oven. Yep turn it off. Keep the door closed, no peeking, set your timer for one hour and go do the laundry or sit on one of your monkeys and tickle them mercilessly. You can even leave the kisses in the oven over night if you are doing a late night batch. I did and they were fine.

Now if you don’t feel like doing those pesky chores make this divine glaze that was my late night whim. What can I tell you I love chocolate and coffee almost as much as I love my three guys.

In a sauce pan over medium high heat melt the butter into the coffee and the unsweetened cocoa.

Remove from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Once it has cooled add the confectioners sugar. Whisk vigorously

until all of those little clumps of sugar have been pounded into submission.

Ahhh…glaze from the coffee gods themselves.

Can you taste them? The first bite is full of crunchy sweetness and rich coffee that just melts into your mouth. Okay I can’t talk anymore guys, I have to go eat the rest of these before my surfer finds them.

I hope that you enjoy making these for your holiday parties.

Love ya!

Tickled Red

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Cookin' Canuck December 3, 2010 at 12:55 pm

My grandmother made meringues all the time when I was little and I like to make them for my kids. Never, in all those years, have my grandmother or I drizzle hers in coco coffee glaze – oh my! I am going to have to remedy our delinquency.

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Jamie | My Baking Addiction December 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Coffee, pecans, chocolate? I’m sold! These look delicious!

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Sleepy Cat December 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm

What am I going to do with you? What’s with all the dead stinky fishies and coffee recipes? :)

Those look great…love pecans and chocolate! Will have to figure out something to take the coffee’s place.

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Aimee @ Simple Bites December 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm

We’re coffee obsessed and this isn’t helping!! Love them!

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Cookbook Queen December 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Oooohhh…these look so yummy!

Beautiful picture!! :)

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Nancy @SensitivePantry December 4, 2010 at 7:20 am

Mmmm. I love anything with pecans. So, pecans + coffee = winner!!

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Wenderly December 4, 2010 at 9:02 am

You know you had me at coffee…then chocolate….then pecans….oh dear, dear, dear, I think I may have to grab my keys and be on my way to you and your fabulous cookies! I’ll pick up some more coffee on the way! ;) xo

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Amy | She Wears Many Hats December 4, 2010 at 10:17 am

Goodness Red! These look tempting – yum!

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SMITH BITES December 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Really Red – wowie! i swear to heaven above, i’m gonna gain 100lbs just from reading everyone’s holiday posts!!!

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Shaina December 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I love these! I’m dreaming of how they would taste as I crunch into them, but maybe I should be making them instead.

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Kristen December 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Those look like they would melt in your mouth. delicious!

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the urban baker December 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I have 8 lonely egg whites sitting in my fridge! I cannot wait to make these. They look delish!

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Delishhh December 5, 2010 at 1:31 am

I think this dessert was just for me. I love hard meringues and make them all the time. Never thought of drizzling them like this. What a great idea, i am going to have to save this recipe.

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Mandy - The Complete Cook Book December 5, 2010 at 6:11 am

Oh boy – only the beginning of the festive season and already I feel like I need to loosen the clothes a bit – oops.
:-) Mandy

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Katie Dean December 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm

These look amazing and I’m definitely going to try them. I’ve had a recent meringue issue and in my research never did I come across baking them in this manner. Although it makes perfect sense!

Tell me, are they done at least mostly all the way through or are they gooey in the middle?

Also, I struggled a lot with getting the egg whites beaten correctly. It doesn’t appear that you brought yours to much of a peak. Maybe I was trying too hard?

Would love your opinion. Thanks!

Katie

http://ohkatiecookiecrumbs.blogspot.com/2010/11/meringue-ghosts-little-late-in-game.html

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naomi December 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I love coffee! I love the combination with the meringue kisses here!

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Barbara @ Vino Luci Style December 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Love the flavor combination and might have to make these…hmm, thinking…TODAY!

I love, love, love meringue cookies but have never quite dressed them up with this much flavor; I’m sure I’ll love these the bestest!

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Bren December 23, 2010 at 12:48 am

i want to dive into that bowl of butter!!!

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Shar June 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I can’t believe how perfect those turned out!

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Jamie October 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Looks like they are the perfect dessert for me — no gluten plus coffee & chocolate! Thanks for the recipe.

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