Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Drops


A delicate cookie with a soft peppermint flavor and scent. Perfect little cookies for Valentine's Day!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
2 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 3 egg whites

  • teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 4 drops peppermint oil, or to taste

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 drop red food coloring, or as needed (Optional)

  • 3 peppermint candy canes, crushed

  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and peppermint oil together in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time; beat in food coloring if desired, until the mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks. Very gently fold in the crushed candy canes and chocolate chips. Drop the meringue by tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until dry, 28 to 33 minutes. Cool the cookies on baking sheet on a rack for 20 minutes before removing from parchment paper.

Cook's Note

Add clear vanilla extract if desired and garnish with chocolate chips, red sugar, peppermint pieces, powdered sugar, or cocoa, or do a little of each to create a variety without having to bake several different kinds of cookies!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
1g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.