Meringues puffs were very popular with colonial Americans, but without any modern conveniences they must have been a challenge to make. The colonial Americans used granulated sugar sprinkled over their baking pan to create a non-stick surface before dropping on the meringue. Sugar does not burn at such a low temperature and it successfully keeps the meringue puffs from sticking to the pan.
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 1hour and 10 minutes