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Peppermint Meringues Recipe

Peppermint Meringues Recipe

"These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are super as a Christmas gift or to pass around when guests drop in," says field editor Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 peppermint candy canes, crushed


  • 1. In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with salt and cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased foil or paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with the crushed candy. Bake at 225° for 1-1/2 hours. Turn off heat; leave cookies in the oven with the door ajar for at least 1 hour or until cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 21 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch.

Reviews for Peppermint Meringues

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"So good and light. I mix the crushed peppermint into the meringue and add mini chocolate chips."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"My large extended family loves these cookies as part of the Christmas Cookie Assortments I make each year. I even have requests for them throughout the year. And as noted previously, they are very simple to make. The one thing I might try this Christmas season is mix the candy into the meringue. Trust me, these are delicious!!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"I am constantly being asked to make this recipe. One year I made two (2) batches and asked a friend to deliver and, of course, take some for himself... He ate all but 7 of them (I had made about 25 total)! I finally understood why I got such funny looks when I asked several people how they liked them. Now I make them every year. Mouth watering!!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Super easy and beautiful. I added 1/8 tsp peppermint extract too. I made some pink and some green - very pretty on my Christmas table."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"I love this light, melt-in-your-mouth cookie. I mix the candy into the meringues instead of sprinkling on top."

Proverbs 31
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"My son loves these - to him it's not Christmas without them!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"These are healthy and delicious. My sister is on Weight Watchers this year, so she'll really appreciate a healthy treat!"

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