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These classic Peppermint Meringue Cookies are perfect for your Christmas cookie tray! They are light and airy and easy to make.
Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs

These Peppermint Meringue Cookies are light, airy, and have just the right amount of peppermint.  

Course: Candy, cookie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meringue cookies, peppermint
Servings: 42 cookies
Calories: 17 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup (166g) granulated sugar
  • Red food coloring (the gel kind works best), optional
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, peppermint, and salt with a mixer on medium until soft peaks form.  Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time beating on high.  Beat well after each addition.  Beat until stiff peaks form.

  3. Place a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip inside a large cup and fold excess over top of the cup.  This will help hold the pastry bag in place making it easier to paint the stripes and fill with meringue.  If desired, using a small paintbrush paint small stipes up the sides of the pastry bag.  Carefully spoon the meringue into the bag.  Pipe 1" diameter cookies onto prepared baking sheet about 1" apart.  

  4. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until meringues appear dry and firm when lightly touched.  Remove and cool on a wire rack. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 
  2. If you don't have a pastry bag you can also drop the meringues by small spoonfuls.  
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.