Tea Party Peppermint Meringues

Tea Party Peppermint Meringues

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I like to make Tea Party Peppermint Meringues sometime during the holidays, whether before Christmas or even during the 12 Days of Christmas. Our girls adore them! It’s also a great way to use up those leftover Christmas candy canes! 

(Recipe modified with new photos on 1/7/22)

Meringue Cookies are so easy to make. They are simply sweetened egg whites, whipped into a stiff meringue. Then you flavor them with crushed peppermint candy canes and bake for a long period in a low-heated oven until they harden.

Peppermint Meringues

But when you bite into them, they melt in your mouth like a sweet, weightless cloud! Perfect for a tea party or even for a finger-food party.

 

Ingredients to Make Tea Party Peppermint Meringues

  • large eggs for egg whites
  • salt
  • cream of tartar
  • granulated sugar
  • peppermint candy canes

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Gather your equipment and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

Crushing the Candy Canes

Place unwrapped candy canes in a plastic freezer bag. Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizing mallet, finely crush the candy. Set aside until ready to use.

Using prep bowls, carefully separate the egg whites from the yolks, using care not to get any yolk in the egg whites.

Save the egg yolks to add to an egg casserole, omelette, Creme Brulee or Tiramisu! See recipes that use Egg Yolks Here.

 

 

Making the Meringues

In a large mixing bowl, combine the separated egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar. Whisk on medium-high speed to incorporate 30-40 seconds.

Egg Whites Whipped until Stiff Peaks Form

Increase beating speed to high, adding sugar one tablespoon at a time. Continue beating for 5-7 minutes until stiff peaks form.

Sprinkling with Crushed Candy Canes

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes. Turn off heat, and leave candy in oven with door ajar for one hour to cool.

Serving Tea Party Peppermint Meringues in a Pretty Green Dish

Remove from foil and store in a covered container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 weeks.

This recipe will make 3 dozen candies (or cookies).

See more Candies Here. Browse Holiday Baking Recipes Here. View Tea Party Ideas Here. 

 

Recipe for Tea Party Peppermint Meringues

Tea Party Peppermint Meringues

This is a recipe I make at Christmastime for tea parties. Our girls adore them! Plus, it's also a great way to use up those leftover Christmas candy canes!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Candies, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: France
Keyword: Egg Whites, Meringue Cookies, Peppermint Candies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cool in Oven:: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 18

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Meat Tenderizer
Aluminum Foil
Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 medium peppermint candy canes crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Gather your equipment and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Place unwrapped candy canes in a plastic freezer bag. Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizing mallet, finely crush the candy. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Using prep bowls, carefully separate the egg whites from the yolks, using care not to get any yolk in the egg whites.

Make the Meringues

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar. Whisk on medium-high speed to incorporate 30-40 seconds.
  • Increase beating speed to high, adding sugar one tablespoon at a time. Continue beating for 4-6 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes. Turn off heat, and leave candy in oven with door ajar for one hour to cool.
  • Remove from foil and store in a covered container at room temperature. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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