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Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies #Holiday #Recipe

| December 5, 2014 | 25 Comments

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Are you looking for an amazing holiday recipe that will have your guests in awe and wanting more for dessert?  This Peppermint Meringue Cookies recipe is so easy to make even though it looks like it came from the bakery.  It’s also ideal to cook with the kids and make it a fun afternoon spent with the family in the kitchen.

Did you know that the origin of meringue is quite ambiguous as some say it was discovered in France, others in Germany or in the Swiss village of Meiringen. Nevertheless, thank you to the person that discovered beaten eggs white with sugar and cream of tartar make such a succulent treat!


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Peppermint Meringue Cookies


  • 4 Egg Whites
  • ½ teas. Vanilla
  • ¼ teas. Salt
  • ¼ teas. Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Peppermint Hershey’s Kisses
  • 2 Mini Candy Canes, finely crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 250˚.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk Egg Whites until foamy and forming soft peaks, 3-5 minutes at medium speed if using a mixer.
  3. Add the Vanilla, Salt and Cream of Tartar and whisk until stiff peaks form, 3-5 minutes at high speed if using a mixer.
  4. Slowly whisk in the Sugar, if using a mixer at medium high speed should take about 1-1 ½ minutes.
  5. Put the meringue into a pastry bag with a star tip.
  6. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap and place Hershey’s Peppermint kisses on the parchment about 2 inches apart.
  7. Pipe meringue around the bottom of the kisses and then swirl to the top all in one motion.
  8. Sprinkle a small amount of crushed Candy Cane over the cookies.
  9. Place into the oven at 250˚ and immediately reduce the heat to 175˚. Bake for 3 hours then turn off the heat and let cool in the oven another 45-60 minutes. This prevents them from cracking. Remove and let cool.
  10. They will be light, crisp and airy.
  11. Serve or store in an airtight container.

Peppermint Meringue Cookies Ingredients



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  1. kristen visser says:

    what an amazing idea!! I absolutely love it. such a cute little treat that is perfect for the holiday season

  2. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    These are so cute!…they sound delicious too.

  3. JaimeeM says:

    Mmmm I love peppermint im sure ill like this recipe

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I just love Meringues, so this is just my cup of tea. I’ve never heard of putting Cream of Tartar in though, why do you use that? A danish friend always adds a few drops of vinegar, a recipe from her mother but she doesn’t know why.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    Those look beautiful!!! I am definitely going to make these!

  6. JaimeeM says:

    Those look so yummy. I cant wait to make them

  7. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    OMG I’m so making these!

  8. kathy downey says:

    These look delicious

  9. Cheryl says:

    These are just too cute!!! will have to show my nephew as he is the baker in the family maybe he can whip us up a batch 🙂

  10. Judy Cowan says:

    How cute are these!!! I thought I was done my holiday baking but I might just have to make up a batch of these! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. kathy downey says:

    My friend does a bit of baking,hoping she can do these.

  12. loriag says:

    I love meringues and these look so festive.

  13. Anne Taylor says:

    My mom used to make meringues every year, but not like this! These are gorgeous and I bet really yummy!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Jenny says:

    Wow I’ve never made any other flavoured meringues. These look and sound amazing.

  15. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    looks tasty wouldnt have thought 3 hrs of cooking.

  16. Alayne Langford says:

    I love these sweets, with a little sweetie surprise inside!! Yum!!

  17. Suzie says:

    Very festive to put on the daintytray

  18. Heidi C. says:

    How cute are these meringues? They would look great on any holiday plate!

  19. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I made these! They are FAB!!!

  20. kathy downey says:

    I am so tempted to try this

  21. kathy downey says:

    I tried these but with out the candy,so very good

  22. kathy downey says:

    My sister and i are going to make these next weekend,i can wait they are so tasty.

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