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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: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 meringue: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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Aula User ID: 1127835 239091
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

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

Tializ User ID: 7934124 26201
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!!"

jlsmith User ID: 1676061 75589
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!!!!"

CathyInRI User ID: 6410175 26200
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."

2boyz4sarah User ID: 5363512 64212
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 User ID: 5114458 28807
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

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

srajensen User ID: 1341293 89332
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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