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Minty Meringue Drops

These pretty mint green drops are dotted with chocolate chips. My kids don't consider it the Christmas season until I make them.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 6 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate chips

Directions

  • Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar, beating until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla and food coloring if desired. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 30-35 minutes or until dry to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
If mint chocolate chips are not available, place 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in a plastic bag; seal and toss to coat. Allow chips to stand for 24-48 hours.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 134 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.
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  • BrytEyz
    Dec 6, 2009

    IF you can find Hershey's Mint baking bits, these are fantastic! Simple, easy, and a wonderful texture and flavor variation for a Christmas cookie tray. I do NOT recommend using the green-colored "mint chips" (Guittard) that are widely available in most grocery stores; they aren't actually made of chocolate, and ruin the flavor of these delicate treats. If you cannot find the Hershey's mint chips, I recommend tossing semi-sweet chocolate chips with mint extract as suggested in the recipe.