Mint Meringue Cookies

Mint Meringue Cookies

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Mint Meringue Cookies

Mint meringue cookies are soft and delicate. They are light as air with a touch of mint flavor. For the most part, making meringue cookies is really easy to make. With virtually no ingredients, the main ingredient being egg whites, you don’t need to run to the store to pick up any special ingredients. Another fun thing you can do with meringue cookies, with the help of flavored extracts and food coloring gel, meringue cookies can be transformed into any flavor and/or color.

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Pastry Bag

One thing that comes in handy when making meringue cookies is to use a pastry bag and a decorative tip of some kind. It’s much easier to pipe the meringue cookies than let’s say to drop them. Also when using a pastry bag and decorative tip you’re able to add colors to the bag for a swirly look. This adds a nice whimsical look to the meringue cookies, great for any holiday. Take a peek at Peppermint Meringue Kisses for inspiration.

Decorate With

Meringue cookies can be decorated with a vast array of sprinkles and food coloring. My favorite meringue cookies here on Turnips 2 Tangerines has to be this recipe for Pink Strawberry Rosette Meringue Cookies.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day or for a little girls birthday party. With the addition of red gel food coloring and strawberry extract, you take an ordinary cookie and transform them into an unforgettable cookie.

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Mint Meringue Cookies

Light, Airy, Minty and Delicious!

Course: Cookies
Keyword: cookies, eggs
Servings: 2 dozen
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white vinegar or cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 to 8 drops gel turquoise food coloring
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • decorating pink crystals optional
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites, salt, vinegar, extract and food coloring on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with pink crystals if using.
  3. Bake at 250º for 40 to 45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn oven off. Leave meringues in oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove cookies to a wire rack, cool.
  4. Store in a airtight container.
Recipe Notes

*When making meringue cookies, use gel food coloring. Gel food coloring won't add extra moisture to your egg white.*

For this recipe we used peppermint extract by McCormick. Here is another cookie you’ll sure to love. Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

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9 thoughts on “Mint Meringue Cookies”

  • I'm sorry but as pretty as your photos look, this recipe was awful. You clearly failed to list what the letter "t" stood for, teaspoon or tablespoon. Making it very confusing for your readers to interpret.

    • I'm sorry to hear that Anonymous~ Everyone that I have ever made these cookies for, have thoroughly enjoyed them. I didn't list teaspoon or tablespoon, Anonymous, because the standard and common symbol in cooking for the small "t" is teaspoon and for the capitol "T" is tablespoon. Most if not all cookbooks have a list of common abbreviations used for cooking terms and symbols. You can also find these in any dictionary. Thanks so much for stopping by Anonymous, and next time, please use your real name when leaving a comment. Lynn~

  • Hi! I have never made chocolate meringues….sounds yummy~ Meringues are easy to make and I always have the few ingredients needed to make them on hand! They are really versatile too. Thanks for stopping~ Lynn

  • Meringues are so easy to make, and they look so pretty! Often I think meringues are too sweet, but with moderation and combined with something fruity and fresh, they taste great. My last ones were chocolate meringues, and they were fantastic, too.

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