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Peppermint Kisses

These are fun, refreshing and low in fat! —Lynn Bernstetter, Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Let egg whites stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 225;. Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition. Continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  • Transfer egg whites to piping bag. Pipe 1-1/2-in. cookies 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle half with crushed red candy canes, half with green, or with both.
  • Bake until firm but not brown, 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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  • Lisa
    Dec 22, 2018

    Yum! I added 1/4 t peppermint extract to one batch and 1 t vanilla extract to another but still sprinkled both with crushed candy canes. 1 hr 45 min in my oven and the pans were rotated after 1hr.

  • marcibanes
    Dec 16, 2018

    These kisses have great flavor and I love the low fat alternative to the typical Christmas treat . But, I guess I didn't beat the egg- white mixture long enough for they turned out flat and like a cookie, still good though. I will try again.

  • muffbear74
    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
    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
    Nov 10, 2012

    I like to tint them lightly.

  • spsauers
    Nov 8, 2011

    A nice healthy alternative sweet treat :)

  • blueberry chaser
    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
    Dec 9, 2010

    This is a family favorite...everyone askes me to make this every year