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Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint lovers won't be able to get enough of these light and airy delights. They make terrific Christmas gifts or lovely treats to pass around when guests drop in. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 peppermint candy canes, crushed


  • 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 until cool, for at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition 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
    Dec 9, 2015

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

  • Tializ
    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!!

  • Chefaloony
    Dec 21, 2012

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  • jlsmith
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • srajensen
    Nov 29, 2009

    These are healthy and delicious. My sister is on Weight Watchers this year, so she'll really appreciate a healthy treat!