Peppermint Meringue Kisses


  • Prep Time25 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 30 mins
  • Makes40 Cookies
Peppermint Meringue Kisses
Chatelaine Triple Tested

These gorgeously festive peppermint meringue kisses rely on a simple meringue recipe and a few tricks with a piping bag. 


  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature

  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

  • 2 wooden skewers

  • red gel food colouring

  • green gel food colouring


  • POSITION racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 200F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

  • BEAT egg whites with cream of tartar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted, about 3 min. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 min. Beat in peppermint extract.

  • FIT a piping bag with a #7 round tip. Rest piping bag, tip down, in a tall drinking glass. Fold the top edges of the bag halfway down around the outside of the glass. Paint alternate red and green stripes inside tip and piping bag with a skewer or fine-tipped decorating brush.

  • FILL painted bag with meringue. Pipe 1-in. kisses about 2 in. apart on prepared sheets.

  • BAKE in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching sheets halfway through, until meringues are firm and dry to the touch, but not browned, 60-70 min. Transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Meringues will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 1 week. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Watch how to make meringue swirls

Decorating tips

Gel food colouring works best and will not seep into the meringue mixture. Fine-tipped decorating brushes can be purchased at Bulk Barn or baking supply stores. Wash and dry after using. Keep them for other baking projects.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 9, Carbohydrates 2g, Sodium 2mg.

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