Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe
Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe

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Green and red swirls set these whimsical delights apart from any other meringue recipe. They look like they came straight from Candy Land. Each melt-in-your-mouth bite packs just the right amount of refreshing peppermint flavor that's perfectly complemented by the bottom layer of chocolate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + standing Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + standing Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Red and green paste food coloring, optional
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate candy coating, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 24 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add the cream of tartar, peppermint extract and salt; beat 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.
  2. If desired, using a new small paintbrush, paint four alternating red and green stripes inside a pastry bag fitted with a #2D star tip. Fill bag with meringue. Pipe 1-1/2-in.-diameter cookies onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, repainting stripes if necessary.
  3. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until set and dry. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours. Carefully remove meringues from parchment paper.
  4. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip bottoms of meringues into melted coating, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Meringue Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p77

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 24 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

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