Peppermint Meringue Cookie Recipe

Peppermint Meringue Cookie Recipe


This Peppermint Meringue Cookie recipe, also known as “Christmas Meringue Cookies” is one that I received years ago from our Danish neighbors, who brought us a plate of these every year.

They are so wonderful and inexpensive to make!  With just a few ingredients, you have a really special little Christmas meringue cookie to share!

Peppermint Meringue Cookie batter

Just put the egg whites in your mixer and whip until foamy.

Then add the salt and cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form, it’s starting to look like meringue, isn’t it???

Gradually add the sugar, and then whip for about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

You can’t wait to taste these Peppermint Meringue cookies, can you?

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Peppermint Meringue Cookie Recipe

Then drop spoonfuls of the meringue onto either a foil or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Then sprinkle crushed peppermint candy canes on the cookies.

That’s all there is to it!

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Peppermint Meringue Cookies baking

Bake at 225 degrees for 1.5 hours. 

Then turn off the heat, but leave the cookies in the oven for another hour, with the oven door ajar.  This allows the meringue to set up properly.

Then, once the Peppermint Meringue cookies are firm to the touch, peel them gently off the parchment paper and display on your favorite Christmas cookie plate!

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Peppermint Meringue Cookies on plate

Once they completely cool, peel them off the foil/paper and enjoy!

You’re gonna love these Peppermint Meringue Cookies! 

Your neighbors would love a plate, and I can almost guarantee that they will want this Peppermint Meringue Cookie recipe!

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Peppermint Meringue Cookies plate

Peppermint Meringue Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Beat egg whites until foamy.
  • Add salt and cream of tartar, beat until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.  
  • Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased foil or parchment paper lined cookie sheets, sprinkle with crushed peppermint.
  • Bake at 225 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Turn off heat, leave cookies in oven with door ajar for another hour.
  • Once they are completely cooled, carefully pull them off the paper/foil and enjoy!
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