Mint Meringues

Make this light and airy peppermint-flavored cookie recipe a holiday tradition in your family.

Mint Meringues
Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen Prep 15 mins Bake 200°F 2 hrs


  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract or imitation peppermint extract
  • Red and green food coloring
  • 2 candy canes, finely crushed

Make It

1. Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with nonstick foil. In a bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat on high speed with whip attachment until whites become foamy. Gradually add sugar, until thick, then add mint extract.

2. Divide batter in half; with red food coloring, tint one half pink, and with green food coloring, tint second half green. Transfer to two large resealable bags (or pastry bags fitted with large round tips). Snip a 1/2-inch corner off bags. Squeeze meringue batter onto foil-lined sheets, about 26 per sheet. Sprinkle each with a little of the crushed candy cane pieces.

3. Bake meringues at 200 degrees F for 2 hours, then turn oven off and let cookies sit in oven for 30 minutes. Remove cookies from pans and transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 14, Fat, total (g): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.