Peppermint Meringues

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Peppermint Meringues

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” -Peg Bracken

As Christmas day approaches and time is running short, the upcoming recipe is nothing but short. We are talking 10 minutes to scale it out and get it prepared before putting it in the oven. Once it’s in the oven, you have almost two full hours that you can spend wrapping presents, or preparing for Christmas, or doing any other items that need to be done.

The peppermint flavor in these meringues is delicious. Not too much and not too little. These are bite size little cookies, that make great gifts if you fill a holiday mug with them and cover with a decorative plastic wrap and tie it closed with a big holiday bow.

We added some red gel paste to the batter before piping the cookies. I think it makes them look a little more festive with just the tiny bit of red running through them, but if you don’t have the red gel paste, go ahead and make these without it. It does nothing for the flavor and is purely decorative. You could also go with green if you have that color instead.

If you have missed some of the 12 days of Christmas baking, you can find recipes one through nine here. I hope you are enjoying these as much as the recipients are enjoying them. We would love to hear how you do with the recipe. And most important, don’t forget to save some for yourself!

Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint Meringues

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red gel paste food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175°.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Fit a pastry bag with a small open star tip.
  4. In a saucepan bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a simmer.
  5. Put the egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl and place over the simmering water. Stir gently until the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Transfer ingredients to an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
  7. Mix on medium high speed until stiff peaks form.
  8. Mix in the peppermint extract.
  9. Use a small new paintbrush, and paint a couple of stripes of the food coloring inside the pastry bag.
  10. Fill the bag with the meringue.
  11. Pipe shapes onto the prepared baking sheets.
  12. Bake the cookies until crisp but not brown, about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  13. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet.
  14. Store in an airtight container.
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Peppermint Meringues

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  • sue | theviewfromgreatisland December 11, 2017, 8:53 am

    When I first saw this I thought the meringues were floating in hot chocolate, i wonder if you could use them that way? These are gorgeous!

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    • serena December 11, 2017, 9:07 am

      When they melt the texture will be a bit off for the hot chocolate. I’d stick with marshmallows in my hot chocolate. Thanks!

      Reply
  • Elaine @ Dishes Delish December 11, 2017, 8:54 am

    These peppermint meringues look so delicious! I love meringues and I can’t wait to make your delicious recipe!

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    • serena December 11, 2017, 9:08 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

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  • Ginny December 11, 2017, 8:58 am

    Lots these little drops of Christmas. So simple and festive.

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    • serena December 11, 2017, 9:08 am

      I love these also. Don’t know why I limit myself to just Christmas with them?!

      Reply
  • Suzy December 11, 2017, 9:26 am

    Oh what a perfect idea of the season! Love it!

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    • serena December 11, 2017, 9:49 am

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  • Catherine December 11, 2017, 9:40 am

    These look so elegant..I love meringue cookies…the peppermint is a perfect festive touch!

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    • serena December 11, 2017, 9:49 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

      Reply
  • Katy December 11, 2017, 10:10 am

    These are so cute! The last time I tried to make meringue I failed spectacularly, but I think I’m going to give it another whirl with this recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • serena December 11, 2017, 11:10 am

      Good luck! These are pretty simple. Enjoy 🙂

      Reply
  • Lindsey Schatz December 12, 2017, 6:32 am

    These are so cute! I would love to put these in hot chocolate or top a pie with them!

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    • serena December 12, 2017, 8:27 pm

      I’d top a pie with them. Not sure how they would hold up in hot chocolate. I’d stick to marshmallows for my cocoa.

      Reply
  • kimberly lewis December 12, 2017, 8:43 am

    they are so cute and I’m sure they taste amazing! What a perfect touch for any celebrations!

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    • serena December 12, 2017, 8:45 pm

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  • Terri Steffes December 12, 2017, 10:57 am

    I absolutely love these. My mother could make the prettiest, most glossy meringues ever. Yours look like hers, I can hardly keep from licking the screen.

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    • serena December 12, 2017, 8:45 pm

      HaHaHa! Love it 🙂

      Reply
  • Keki Cannon December 12, 2017, 1:03 pm

    my mom use to make something like this. I have never tried but I like the idea of giving it a go this holiday season. I will for sure pin it for later.

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    • serena December 12, 2017, 8:46 pm

      Give it a try, they are pretty simple. They make a great gift or just snack food at a holiday event.

      Reply
  • Cat December 12, 2017, 9:23 pm

    I have never actually had a peppermint meringue! I think I may need to try one this season now!! Pinning for later this month

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    • serena December 13, 2017, 8:09 pm

      Enjoy!

      Reply

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