Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate Peppermint Meringues!

These are my favourite Christmas treat - my mom makes them which says a lot as she isnt much of a cook or baker but I just cant get enough of these!

I have two recipes to share with you and I cant wait to hear what you think of them!

· 3 egg whites
· 3/4 cup white sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1 pinch salt
· 1 cups semisweet chocolate chips
· 2 crushed candy canes
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

Grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.

1. In a medium bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, vinegar and vanilla while whipping to stiff peaks. Fold in chocolate chips & candy cane. Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

2. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are dry.

The overnight version....

3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup crushed candy cane pieces
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form.
Slowly add the sugar to the egg whites. Continue to whip the eggs and sugar for a few minutes. Then add the vinegar to the bowl and whip the egg whites until glossy, with stiff peaks forming when the beater is lifted.
Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in chocolate chips and crushed candy cane. 

Drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheets lined with parchment or Silpat.
Shape with your fingers if desired.

Put cookie sheets in the 300°F oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Leave them in the oven overnight. 

I cant even begin to describe how heavenly these are! The perfect Christmas treat! And I dont even like sugary sweets!

Have a fabulous day!


Town and Country Mom said...

I can't wait to try these--I love peppermint and chocolate!

knitwit said...

I'm snowed in today so I'm going to give these a try and let you know how they turn out. Meringue, chocolate and peppermint are my 3 favourite things!!

High Heeled Life said...

These were really yummy at your Christmas party... thanks for sharing the recipe!! xo HHL

P.s. love the new background , very festive!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Wow!! That seems so easy!!!! I will have to try this out! Thanks girl! :)

Anonymous said...

I made these last year with my boyfriend's mom, minus the peppermint- they were amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

JulesTX said...

Thanks for the recipes, they sound delish ! I am definitely going to try a batch this weekend.

Ms. Bake-it said...

They sound great! I will pass the recipe on to my DIL since I assigned her cookie detail for Christmas.

Thanks for sharing the recipes with us!

~ Tracy

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

These look really yummy and aren't you lucky to have a Mom who makes them for you. XO

Beth Dunn said...

They look scrumptious!

flip flops and pearls said...

Easy & Delish..can't beat that!

CanadianPrep said...

Oh my gosh I am drooling! Those look amazing! These may just become a new favorite holiday treat!

knitwit said...

It took longer than expected, but I finally got around to making a batch of these. Oh my--heaven!!!

Ruth said...

They sound wonderful

Anonymous said...

Oh yum!! Looks so good!

Anonymous said...

Yum yum yum! I love anything meringue/fluffy! Must try. xo

living well said...

These sound great! I'm definitely going to try making them!!