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Minty Meringue Drops Recipe

Minty Meringue Drops Recipe

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 YIELD:15 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside. In a mixing 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.
  • 2. 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 air tight container. Yield: About 2-1/2 dozen.
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.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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."

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