Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

A meringue cookie flavored with crushed peppermints

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  • 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.