Surprise Meringue Kisses

Surprise Meringue Kisses


"Meringue cookies with a surprise inside. A variation of this recipe would be to omit the peppermint extract and add 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans after the stiff peaks form."


servings 87 cals
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Original recipe yields 22 servings



  • Calories:
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In small bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar, peppermint extract (if using) and salt till soft peaks form.
  2. Very gradually add sugar; bet till very stiff peaks form. Drop by tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. With a table knife, bring meringue up over candy.
  4. Bake in 275 degree F (140 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Immediately move to rack to cool.
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  1. 13 Ratings


Very easy to make and fun to eat! I plan on making these again, but with some variations: almond extract instead of peppermint, or mini chocolate chips mixed with the meringue (or sprinkled mi...

I love these and make them every Christmas. I use mint chocolate kisses in one batch and add a little green food coloring. Before popping it in the oven I add green and white sprinkles. Anoth...

I made this every Christmas when my children were little and now for my grandchildren. I use mini-chocolate chips folded into the meringue rather than the kisses. Also don't care for the peppe...

I have made this kind of cookie before and never with these results. I tried 4 batches and none of them turned out for me.

My mother used to make these every Christmas and I've been looking to find a recipe so I could make them for my kids. This is the one to use!! AWESOME. Just like I remember my Mom making. Lo...

Sooooooo good, with or without chocolate. Loved the peppermint. Also sprinkled crushed candy canes on top before baking... Very pretty. Mine were still a little gooey inside so I may try cool...

I was looking for a recipe for meringue nest for easter and came across this one. Growing up in the 60s in our town, we had a Woman's Bakery on the main street. I remember buying meringue nest...

had this recipe and lost it was glad to finally find it again. It is soooo good thank you

Add mini chocolate chip "eyes" and you have "Ghosts" for Halloween! Perfect for school love'em!