Peppermint Meringue Cookies

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I’m a sucker for a great Christmas cookie! Ask anyone that know’s me and they will tell you, I spend all of December in the kitchen whipping up new and exciting Christmas cookie recipes. I love these peppermint meringue cookies because they are unexpected and a little different than your traditional sugar cookie. I call them cookies, but you could also call them Christmas candies, either way you’ll be making these, year after year!

Easy Christmas Cookies: Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Peppermint Meringue Cookies are to die for! Everyone will be asking for more!


These easy christmas cookies are so simple to make and are perfecting for Holiday entertaining.

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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


Preheat oven to 250˚.

In a mixing bowl whisk Egg Whites until foamy and forming soft peaks, 3-5 minutes at medium speed if using a mixer.

Add the Vanilla, Salt and Cream of Tartar and whisk until stiff peaks form, 3-5 minutes at high speed if using a mixer.

Slowly whisk in the Sugar, if using a mixer at medium-high speed should take about 1-1 ½ minutes.

easy christmas cookies

Put the meringue into a pastry bag with a star tip.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap and place Hershey’s Peppermint kisses on the parchment about 2 inches apart.

Pipe meringue around the bottom of the kisses and then swirl to the top all in one motion.

easy christmas cookies

Sprinkle a small amount of crushed Candy Cane over the cookies.

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.

They will be light, crisp and airy.

Serve or store in an airtight container.

These cookies are so easy and fun to make! Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe!


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