Mint Meringues Recipe
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Mint Meringues Recipe

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Lighter than air, these minty meringues will melt in your mouth, promises Karla Retzer in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. “It just wouldn't be Christmas at our house without these special cookies that everyone can enjoy.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
Healthy Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 to 8 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 22 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, extract and food coloring if desired on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 32 cookies.
Originally published as Mint Meringues in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p49

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"These were a hit and so low cal! I did have to beat them forever with 2 different mixers but worth the work!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I must have done something wrong. The egg whites didn't fluff the way they look in the picture. Having never made meringue before i'm wondering if the sugar needs to be added at a critical point in this process? Also they turned brown on the 250 degrees! I turned it down to 200 and hope they will be ok!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans that you drop in after the "mini" chocolate chips."

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