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Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe

Light and airy meringue cookies feature peppermint. You may use other flavors, if you choose.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Setting Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 13 kcal


  • 4 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract or your choice of flavoring
  • food coloring optional


  • Set your oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions. Preheat to 225ºF. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tarter with an electric mixer on medium speed about 2-3 minutes, until they are frothy and bubbly.
  • Beat on medium-high and gradually add the sugar. When well mixed, beat the mixture on the high setting for about 4 minutes, until they form stiff peaks.
  • Carefully mix in the extract on lowest speed.,
  • Using a piping bag with a large tip or a plastic bag, pipe the cookies onto the parchment paper.
  • Bake the meringues for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and leave the meringues in the oven for another hour. Do not open the door. Test the meringues after 1 hour. When they reach the consistency you like, remove them to cool on a rack.


Calories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 6mgSugar: 3g
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