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Christmas Peppermint Meringue Swirls

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Delicately crisp to the center, these minty meringue cookies are as light as can be. A simple but clever technique for "striping" the piping bag with food coloring gel creates the handsome swirls. In addition to the gel color, you'll need 2 disposable plastic piping bags (16-inch size) and a fine paint brush; you can get all the supplies at craft stores, specialty baking stores, and online. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Saura Madani.


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 container red food coloring gel (buy at craft stores, specialty baking stores, and online)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
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    1. Put egg whites in a stand mixer bowl or large mixing bowl. Set bowl in a shallow bowl of warm water and let egg whites come to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 200°F.
    2. Fold a 3- to 3-1/2-inch cuff to the outside over the open end of a 16-inch disposable piping bag. Put one hand into bag to open up the inside, and then hold bag with the other hand near the base to keep it open. Using a fine paint brush, draw 4-6 fine lines of red food coloring gel inside bag, starting from about 1 inch from tip and extending to near folded edge. (It's okay if lines get a bit messy.) Set bag inside a tall glass or jar and repeat to stripe a second bag. Pro Tip: If you don't have a fine paint brush, you can use a cotton swab, though it won't be as easy to get neat lines.
    3. Add cream of tartar to egg whites and whip on high speed with a mixer until egg whites are frothy, 20-30 seconds. Continuing to beat on high speed, gradually pour in sugar over 1-1 1/2 minutes (about 1 Tbsp. every 10 seconds) until all has been added. Scrape inside of bowl and add vanilla and peppermint extracts. Whip whites on high speed, stopping to scrape bowl once or twice, until completely straight, stiff peaks form when whisk is lifted from meringue, 6-8 minutes total. (To check, you may need to remove the bowl and beater from the mixer, tap the meringue off of the whisk, then dip the whisk down into the meringue again.)
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    Calories15Calories from Fat
    Total Fat
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate3g1%
    Dietary Fiber
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Masha Kozhanova 7 months ago
    They were wonderful!
    Teri Young 7 months ago
    Love these so much! They take me back to my childhood when my grandfather would give them every year!
    Teresa Quinn a year ago
    Delicious!! I didnt do the stripes, but the swirls held really well!
    Wendy Kearns a year ago
    Super simple recipe and my niece and nephews loved them!
    Veronica L. a year ago
    I omitted the swirls but it's a super simple recipe for meringues. I have made some with orange zest and they were just as delicious.
    Aryah Lee 2 years ago
    Delicious will make again
    Alex S. 2 years ago
    Easy to follow recipe and they turned out perfect. They were supposed to be for christmas but I don't think they are gonna last. And its only 3 days away.