Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
You will love these for Christmas. My dad taught me this recipe, if I can do it (I have lousy hands...lol), you can do it. How did I get the sprinkles and dragées to stick? I used a thin coating of brown rice syrup that I painted on with a small brush (brown rice syrup is a liquid sweetener made from brown rice, that is just about half as sweet as sugar). Serving size really depends on how big or small you make them, I put 20 as an estimate. Have fun and enjoy!!!
- 3 egg whites
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like yours)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Preheat the oven to 175.
- Place a small pan of water on the stove and heat till simmering. Place egg whites in a mixing bowl and pour in the sugar. Move the mixing bowl over to the simmering water, but make sure the bottom does not touch the water. Gently stir the sugar and egg whites together for 2 minutes until the eggs warm up.
- Using the whisk attachment, mix on high speed until you have firm peaks. Gently mix in peppermint extract until combined. Place a pastry bag fitted with a star tip into a large drinking glass and fold back the sides. Spoon the meringue into the bag and pull up the sides. Pipe onto 2 parchment lined baking sheets and place in the oven. Bake until the meringues are crisp, but have no color on them. This takes about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours depending on the size. Turn the oven off and leave the door ajar to let them cool completely.
This is the best recipe, follow instructions and it will not fail you. Going to the trouble of getting rice syrup is defiantly worth it. I have been using this recipe since it was first posted as Joe's Peppermint Kisses. I trained in Europe but this is the recipe I use.