Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A meringue cookie flavored with crushed peppermints

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 egg whites
  • 12 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 13 cup peppermint candy, crushed (recommend star peppermints)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In bowl, egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt, beat to soft peaks.
  3. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat until mixture forms stiff shiny peaks.
  4. Reserve 2 tablespoons for crushed candy for sprinkling on top.
  5. Gently fold remaining candy into egg white mixture.
  6. Drop egg mixture by tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  7. Sprinkle tops of cookies with the reserved candy.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees until cookies just begin to brown and feel crisp when touched (they should be very light) about 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Cool in pans on wire racks.
Most Helpful

Very easy and tastes Christmas-y! I only had 2 egg whites, so I adjusted accordingly! Made for Holiday Hits 2015

Linky December 30, 2015

If I could give this more than 5 stars I definitely would. They are SO good and easy. Nice and light too. This will be made often in our house! Instead of spooning the meringues onto the parchment paper, I put it in a piping bag and piped them out. I used leftover candy canes for the peppermints since I always seem to have a lot of them after Christmas. I was impressed with how pepperminty these were with just the candy inside and no extract. Very flavorful. Thanks for the great recipe! Made for Photo Tag.

Shelby Jo January 16, 2012

WOW - an lovely and beautiful cookie that whips up in no time. Actually I can't take much credit because I was sous chef to my 10 year old daughter making them. They will be on our Christmas cookie list next year for sure.

Deantini December 19, 2010