Peppermint Kisses Recipe
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Peppermint Kisses Recipe

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"These are fun, refreshing and low in fat!" notes field editor Lynn Bernstetter of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 regular-size peppermint candy canes (one green, one red), crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 225;. Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition. Continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  3. Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag. Transfer egg whites to bag. Pipe 1-1/2-in. cookies 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle half with crushed red candy canes; the other half with green.
  4. Bake until firm but not brown, 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Kisses in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p12

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 258461
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016

"I probably should have beaten the egg whites a while longer, since they weren't as stiff as I would have liked. The cookies still look beautiful and were nice and crunchy after 1 1/2 hours."

beckihomecki User ID: 1537566 215227
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"These are easy and fun to make. My boys help me crush the candy canes and I put the mixture into a piping frosting bag with an open star tip and they are very cute. My 5th grader just loves these. When I asked what he wanted to bring for his class Christmas party he said "glass cookies!" That is what he calls them. :)"

NancyS1955 User ID: 3437169 8943
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"I like to tint them lightly."

spsauers User ID: 6106475 200287
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"A nice healthy alternative sweet treat :)"

blueberry chaser User ID: 5292041 9389
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Very easy to make and very tasty. Used red and green striped candy canes. Piped them out on the smaller size so it made a lot of kisses. Great addition to our cookie trays. Will make again."

jtn82496 User ID: 5667623 8746
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"This is a family favorite...everyone askes me to make this every year"

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