Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe

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.

Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Peppermint Meringue Cookies

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!

Enjoy!

Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe

Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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
Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250˚ F.
  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 or zip top bag with a star tip.
  6. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap and place Hershey’s Peppermint kisses on theparchment 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˚ F and immediately reduce the heat to 175˚ F. 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.
Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Peppermint Meringue Cookies

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Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Cool off
1 hr
 

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.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Christmas, cookies, meringue
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 48 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • ½ teas. Vanilla
  • ¼ teas. Salt
  • ¼ teas. Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 36 Peppermint Hershey’s Kisses
  • 2 Mini Candy Canes finely crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250˚ F.
  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 or zip top bag with a star tip.
  6. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap and place Hershey’s Peppermint kisses on the
  7. parchment about 2 inches apart
  8. Pipe meringue around the bottom of the kisses and then swirl to the top all in one motion
  9. Sprinkle a small amount of crushed Candy Cane over the cookies
  10. Place into the oven at 250˚ F and immediately reduce the heat to 175˚ F. 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
  11. They will be light, crisp and airy
  12. Serve or store in an airtight container.

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. These cookies look absolutely delicious but unfortunately I’m not a baker so I think this recipe might be a little much for me however I would love to do a taste test.

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