These Mini Peppermint Meringue Cookies are little melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are filled with peppermint extract and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies!
Just as the last few years have been, this year is all about easy recipes that can make the holidays more fun and festive.
Whether you’re looking for something to make for your family or to give as a gift, these Mini Peppermint Meringue Cookies fit both the easy and the fun and festive requirement!
Based off of our Lemon Meringue Kiss Cookies, these mini peppermint meringues are a festive Christmas-y treat that are super easy to make and fun to eat!
I’ve seen the mini peppermint meringues at Trader Joe’s the past couple of years and always think to myself that I should make them at home. Well, I’ve finally gotten around to doing it.
Just like our other meringue recipes, this one just requires a handful of ingredients and some simple prep work. The bake time is the longest part of the whole process, but you can easily work on other things while the meringues are cooking (Or take a few minutes to just sit!).
The peppermint flavor comes through in both the extract and the sprinkling of crushed peppermint candies sprinkled on top. The result is a light, airy peppermint candy that melts in your mouth.
It’s hard to not walk by the container holding these meringues without grabbing a few!
Tips for Making Mini Peppermint Meringue Cookies
- Use finely crushed peppermint candies. Larger pieces of peppermint will not work as well for these mini meringues.
- If your oven does not allow for both pans to be on the same middle rack, make sure to rotate your pans top to bottom halfway through the bake time for even cooking.
- Make sure to store these cookies in an airtight container. They will get sticky/soggy if your house is humid.
More Meringue Recipes to Try!
- Lemon Meringue Kiss Cookies
- Raspberry Meringue Bark
- Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies — Once Upon A Chef
Mini Peppermint Meringue Cookies
- 3 egg whites, room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 Cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- crushed peppermint candies, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
- In the bowl of stand mixer affixed with a whisk attachment, add the egg whites. Beat on medium-low until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt. Continue beating on medium speed, and slow sprinkle in sugar. Do not add sugar too quickly.
- Turn speed to high and continue to beat eggs until thick and glossy and stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold in peppermint extract with a spatula until just combined. Do not overstir.
- Carefully spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe about one teaspoon of mixture for each cookie onto prepared baking sheets. You can pipe these close together as they will not spread while baking. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
- Bake for about two hours or until hardened and no longer soft and sticky. Remove from oven, and allow to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 80 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.
Monday 29th of November 2021
What size star tip do you recommend to pipe these?
Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction
Saturday 4th of December 2021
Something around an inch works well. I have used a couple different sizes in that range, and they've worked well.
Wednesday 20th of January 2021
These are amazing! I didn’t have peppermint extract so I used vanilla extract instead, it still turned out well and were still minty because of the topping. Super easy to make and delicious!