Peppermint Meringues

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 drops red food coloring ( optional)
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels

Combine egg whites (at room temperature) and peppermint extract; beat until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. (Do not underbeat.) Fold in food coloring, if desired, and chocolate morsels.

Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 200° for 1 hour or until dry and set. (cookies should not brown.) Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen.


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