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Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 48 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Calcium 9mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.