Mint Meringue Kisses

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If you prefer your Mint Meringue Kisses with a bigger refreshing kick, try doubling the mint extract called for in the meringue recipe. These peppermint meringue cookies are the perfect light and tasty addition to your Christmas cookie spread.

Mint Meringue Kisses
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
60 mins
Stand Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
60 meringues (30 sandwich cookies)

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon mint extract

  • 7 - 8 drops green food coloring

  • 2 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 225°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until glossy and stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Beat in mint extract and green food coloring.

  2. Transfer meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2- to 3/4-inch open star tip. Pipe stars 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake about 60 minutes or until meringues appear dry and are firm when lightly touched. Turn off oven. Let meringues stand in the closed oven about 60 minutes or until cool and crisp.

  3. In a small saucepan heat and stir 2 ounces chocolate and the vegetable oil over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon each melted chocolate on the flat sides (bottoms) of half the meringues. Press the flat sides of the remaining cookies against the filling. Let stand until set.

Tips

Layer the unfilled cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Fill cookies before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
1g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Potassium 23mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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