Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies

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Want to make some mouthwatering Christmas cookies for your holiday celebration? Make these Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies for your cookie exchange, as a sweet treat for the teacher or a fun, bite sized dessert for your next Christmas party.

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I can’t lie…I’ve become addicted to meringue cookies! Not only are they beyond yummy, I love that you can switch them up for any occasion just by changing the color or adding an extra ingredients or two. It all started with Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies. They were such a hit that I kept going and added swirls of color to make Unicorn Kiss Cookies. Now these Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies are quickly becoming my new favorite. If you like mint and chocolate together, you’re really going to love these.

I first got the idea when I came across these M&M’s Mint Candies at the grocery store. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them but I knew I could come up with something good! There was no way I could pass them up. (This isn’t even a sponsored post…I just really wanted to make something with these)

Holiday Mint M&M's are a main ingredient in these Christmas cookies

When I started thinking about what kind of Christmas cookies I wanted to make, that’s when I got the idea for Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Before you start, you’ll need a brown paper grocery bag to cook these on. I never remember until it’s too late so now I just always make sure I have some on hand. I just don’t want you to get all the way through the recipe and discover too late that you’ll need one.

Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies

The first step is to crush the M&M’s by placing them in a sandwich bag and crushing them with the flat side of a meat tenderizer. If you’re having a bad day, it’s probably a great way to take out your frustrations!  Be sure to leave a corner of the bag open to let air out or the bag will pop when you hit it.

 

These Holiday Mint M&M's are perfect for making Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Mix egg whites, vinegar, vanilla and salt at high speed. When soft peaks form, gradually start adding sugar a little at a time. Finally, add the M&M pieces.

Mix the chocolate and the meringue slowly so the consistency stays the same.

Stir just enough that it’s mixed well but don’t over stir.

Once your chocolate candy and meringue are mixed, you're ready to fill the icing bag

Cut the tip of an icing bag to the point where it’s approximately 1 1/4 inches across. Don’t make the opening too small or the M&M’s will clog it and the meringue won’t squeeze through. I also had the same problem when I used a tip so now I make these with just the bag but no tip. Drape the icing bag over a tall glass and fill with meringue.

I've found it works best to drape your icing bag over a glass

Cut a paper bag and line two cookie sheets, then drop meringue onto the sheets to make your cookies. Finally, top with Christmas colored sprinkles or peppermint pieces. Though they weren’t cheap, the peppermint crunch sprinkles I used were perfect.. Crushing your own candy canes will probably work too.

Bake at 275° for 40-45 minutes and get ready to taste deliciousness!

Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies are perfect for Christmas.

I’ll bet you can’t eat just one! (Don’t tell Lay’s that I stole their slogan!)

You won't be able to eat just one of these cookies.

 

Since this was my first time using the peppermint crunch sprinkles, I was a little worried that they’d make the cookies too crunchy. I worried for nothing…they were perfect! However, I’d also made a batch with regular sprinkles, just in case.

If you don't have peppermint sprinkles, any Christmas colored sprinkles will work.

Check out this video for my Chocolate Kiss Meringue Cookies to see just how easy these cookies really are.

YouTube video

We’ve made these Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies for our teachers already and they’re also perfect for your cookie exchange. They are seriously good and I love the way they just melt in your mouth! I may just have to start making these for every holiday!

4.72 from 7 votes

Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies


Author Lisa O'Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
These Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good! Make them for a party, cookie swap or a teacher gift...or just make a batch for yourself!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Holiday Mint M&M's
  • Large brown paper bag

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275
  • Cut a brown paper bag to line your cookie sheets
  • At high speed, beat egg whites, vinegar, vanilla and salt until soft peaks form
  • Gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form
  • Fold in M&M's (don't stir too much)
  • Drop by tsp (or use an icing bag) onto cookie sheets covered with brown paper
  • Bake at 275 for 40-45 minutes
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 9mg | Sugar: 5g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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2 Comments

  1. Amanda Wilburn says:

    Do you have to use a brown paper bag or can you use parchment paper?

    1. Hi Amanda,
      I’m so sorry for the delay in answering. You can use parchment paper but you risk the meringues sticking to it after baking. You’ll just have to be very careful when removing them.

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