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Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"Crunchy minty Christmas cookies!"
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 11 cals
Original recipe yields 56 servings (56 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites, vinegar and salt to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar while continuing to whip until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Fold in 1/3 of the crushed candy canes, reserving the rest. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls, one inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle remaining crushed candy canes over the top.
  3. Bake for 90 minutes in the preheated oven, or until dry. Cool on baking sheets.

Footnotes

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  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 11 calories; 0 g fat; 2.7 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is an excellent cookie. It was a little tricky to bake, though. They will brown if the oven is too hot. A plain cookie is easy to make too. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla for all of the cr...

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Quite good, but not the best. An excellent low-calorie dessert. It tasted very much like marshmallows. I made several changes to the recipe: 1) Altered recipe to 28 cookies 2) Used fresh lemon j...

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This is an excellent cookie. It was a little tricky to bake, though. They will brown if the oven is too hot. A plain cookie is easy to make too. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla for all of the cr...

They turned out okay... but I made some mistakes that you should avoid. First, be sure to watch the cookies. For me, 90 minutes was too long. Second, if you are piping the meringues out, make ...

This cookie was delicious! Sweet and light and perfect for the holidays. My only comment is that the recipe as is only made about 13 cookies, not 54, as the recipes states. If you need a bigge...

Add one tiny drop of red (turns pink)to easily make look as good as there are. Very happy with the outcome. I had just remembered my mom making these when I was a child. They are so easy! Change...

Although these are AWEFUL if you misread the recipe (like I did the 1st time around) and use 1/8 CUP of vinegar vs. 1/8 TEASPOON... When following the recipe, they turn out great! I added 3 d...

these were the highlight of my christmas season this year. i ended up making several batches. they were described as "all the taste of a candy cane without all the work" by one of my friends. ...

Quite good, but not the best. An excellent low-calorie dessert. It tasted very much like marshmallows. I made several changes to the recipe: 1) Altered recipe to 28 cookies 2) Used fresh lemon j...

I am surprised how much I enjoy this cookie. It is really delicious. I didn't have any peppermint extract to add and I was concerned that there wouldn't be enough flavor... WRONG! My oven was...

This is an excellent recipe - very light cookies, perfect after a heavy meal. Especially with peppermint ice cream!