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Surprise Meringue Kisses

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Meringue cookies with a surprise inside. A variation of this recipe would be to omit the peppermint extract and add 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans after the stiff peaks form."
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Ingredients

servings 87
Original recipe yields 22 servings (44 cookies)

Directions

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  1. In small bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar, peppermint extract (if using) and salt till soft peaks form.
  2. Very gradually add sugar; bet till very stiff peaks form. Drop by tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. With a table knife, bring meringue up over candy.
  4. Bake in 275 degree F (140 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Immediately move to rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 87 calories; 2.9 14.8 1.1 2 15 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very easy to make and fun to eat! I plan on making these again, but with some variations: almond extract instead of peppermint, or mini chocolate chips mixed with the meringue (or sprinkled mi...

Most helpful critical review

I have made this kind of cookie before and never with these results. I tried 4 batches and none of them turned out for me.

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Very easy to make and fun to eat! I plan on making these again, but with some variations: almond extract instead of peppermint, or mini chocolate chips mixed with the meringue (or sprinkled mi...

I love these and make them every Christmas. I use mint chocolate kisses in one batch and add a little green food coloring. Before popping it in the oven I add green and white sprinkles. Anoth...

I made this every Christmas when my children were little and now for my grandchildren. I use mini-chocolate chips folded into the meringue rather than the kisses. Also don't care for the peppe...

I have made this kind of cookie before and never with these results. I tried 4 batches and none of them turned out for me.

My mother used to make these every Christmas and I've been looking to find a recipe so I could make them for my kids. This is the one to use!! AWESOME. Just like I remember my Mom making. Lo...

Sooooooo good, with or without chocolate. Loved the peppermint. Also sprinkled crushed candy canes on top before baking... Very pretty. Mine were still a little gooey inside so I may try cool...

had this recipe and lost it was glad to finally find it again. It is soooo good thank you

I was looking for a recipe for meringue nest for easter and came across this one. Growing up in the 60s in our town, we had a Woman's Bakery on the main street. I remember buying meringue nest...

Delicious! Absolutely loved it. Skipped the chocolate kisses and the peppermint extract.