Peppermint meringue, light and delicate, sitting on top of a sweet bed of chocolate. These peppermint meringue pillow cookies are easy to make and are the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie platter!
Christmas cookies! I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but last year, I procrastinated SO badly that the lovely trays full of cookies that I envisioned sending to my friends just never happened. That will NOT be happening this year! Who wants to be on my delivery list for these bundles of meringue goodness?
I love the taste of meringue cookies, but until I enrolled in culinary school, I never realized how easy they are to make. Meringue is just egg whites, whipped full of air, with sugar added to them. There are two keys to baking a successful batch of meringue cookies, both crucial to success.
- Make sure there is nothing but egg whites in the bowl. Even the tiniest bit of egg yolk will keep them from whipping up properly.
- Clean all of your equipment before starting.
That may seem like common sense, but when I say ‘clean’, it means more than just a quick rinse through the dish water. Before attempting to whip egg whites, be sure that your mixing bowl and beaters are clean of all greasy residue, such as butter. Dampen a paper towel with white vinegar to clean the beaters and bowl. This will assure that the egg whites whip properly.
For the base of these sweet treats, use the type of chocolate you prefer, be it semi sweet, milk, or bittersweet. I like the taste of bittersweet chocolate, so that is usually my choice. White chocolate can even be used!
Please take photos of your peppermint meringue cookies and post them on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram!
For more holiday cookie recipe inspiration, check out my Christmas board on Pinterest, and check out these other cookie recipes of mine:
More delicious Christmas cookies from my blogging friends:
Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles by In The Kitchen With KP
Coconut Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies by Beyond Frosting
Flourless Fluffernutter Thumbprint Cookies from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Ginger Cookies by Total Noms
Homemade Funfetti Cookies by i heart eating
Linzer Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Hazelnut Cookies by Love and Confections
Peanut Butter Pinwheels by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Biscotti from Chocolate Moosey
Samoa Macaroons by 52 Kitchen Adventures
Sandwich Cookies by Texana’s Kitchen