Peppermint Meringues with White Chocolate Chips


These peppermint meringue cookies from Sunset Magazine looked so cheerful (and free of flour and butter) that we thought we’d give them a try. We’d never made meringue before and were a little curious how they’d turn out, but they were super straightforward!

Peppermint Meringues with White Chocolate
Peppermint Meringues with White Chocolate

Ingredients for Peppermint Meringues
Ingredients for Peppermint Meringues

Whisk two room-temperature egg whites and 1/8 tsp cream of tartar at high speed in your mixer until you start to see soft peaks form. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/8 tsp salt, keeping the mixer going. Measure out 3/4 cup sugar. Add 1 tablespoon sugar at a time to the mixer, waiting 10 seconds between spoonfuls, until the full 3/4 cup of sugar has been added. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then mix on high for another 15 seconds.

The Meringue and its Stiff Peaks
The Meringue and its Stiff Peaks

Fold in 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1/3 cup chopped candy canes.

Add Chocolate Chips & Chopped Candy Canes
Add Chocolate Chips & Chopped Candy Canes

Using two spoons, make 1 tbsp size cookie plops on a parchment lined baking sheet. You’ll need two baking sheets. Bake at 250 for 30 minutes, rotating the pans halfway thru. Turn off the oven and let the cookies rest inside for ten minutes. Seal or serve!

Meringues in a Row
Meringues in a Row
Peppermint Meringues with White Chocolate
Peppermint Meringues with White Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup + a little more chopped peppermint candies or candy canes

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12 thoughts on “Peppermint Meringues with White Chocolate Chips”

  1. I first had these meringues at a friend’s party and LOVED! BTW, I don’t even care for meringues (until came across these ones) than I just Google for the recipe and found this one…it’s super easy and tasty! They melt inside of your mouth once you take a bite…I give 5 stars to this recipe!! I made for a company party and people were asking me for the recipe!

    1. Wow, that’s awesome, Nina! Glad we could convert you to the meringue-loving side. And thanks for taking the time to comment and tell us your story. So great to hear people’s stories about sharing food with friends and family.

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