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:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add salt and cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff and glossy.
  2. Spoon meringue into a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag. If using a plastic bag, cut a 1-in. hole in a corner.
  3. Squeeze 1-1/2-in. kisses of meringue onto ungreased foil-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle half with red crushed candy canes and half with green candy canes.
  4. Bake at 225° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until dry but not brown. Cool; remove from foil. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 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"

rsweet3 User ID: 5618914 3152
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"i didnt like this at all. it said to cook for 2 hrs or until dry but not brown. my turn brown in 40 mins. and it wasn't me. plus they are tasteless besides the candy cane. not the best for cookies"

Melijane User ID: 1240550 4852
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"The recipe is obliterated by the picture"

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