Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Meringue Cookies Recipe -
Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Meringue Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Meringue Cookies

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"This Christmas cookie recipe is my grandmother's and is a favorite in our family. The cookies are delicious with the chocolate chips, candy cane and nuts in them. They make wonderful gifts during the holidays! Baking them on parchment paper makes cleanup so much easier."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites in a clean glass or metal bowl until foamy. Add salt and cream of tartar, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat to stiff peaks. When the meringue is stiff remove from the mixer. Stir in vanilla and fold in candy canes, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. If you can't bake all of the cookies at once, store the extra in the refrigerator until the other ones are done.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until dry enough to easily peel off of the cookie sheet. Cool cookies then store in an airtight tin.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 18, 2007

This was really good! I didn't put the walnuts in because my husband hates walnuts and I also sprinkled candycane on top to decorate the cookies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2008

Although the finished product turned out to be tasty, there should have been more detailed instructions, especially in the area of creating "stiff peaks" for the merengue. My 12-year old daughter chose this as a recipe to make for her Dad as a Christmas surprise because it has everything that he liked. It took us over 40 minutes to get the "Stiff peaks" to form and we did add the sugar "gradually". Plus, the recipes says it makes 60 cookies. We made 15. But, her Dad ate them with gusto and told her they were great, which is what really matters.

Dec 22, 2008

Very rich, but tasty. I like that they can be festive. I recommend making them small even though it says "heaping" spoonfuls.

Mar 02, 2010

I made changes OF COURSE. I used the basic meringue recipe but used lemon extract instead of vanilla and lemon zest instead of candycanes/ choco chips. I added a touch of yellow food coloring and they were PERFECT. Sunny yellow, lemony, light and crisp. I baked them for 40 minutes and then let them sit out over night. 1 hr out of the oven they were a bit wet in the center but by the next day PERFECT. They certainly didn't make 60 cookies though. I got 1 cookie sheet of medium sized cookies, maybe 12-15. I will make these again for sure.

Dec 16, 2008

Oh my goodness these are yummy! I followed the recipe to a "T" except for walnuts bc I didnt have any. I have only had meringue cookies once or twice growing up and I must say these are the best I have had. I made this today as a sort of preview for a recipe I had in mind for Christmas Eve to sort of just see how it came out and I will definately use it now. So simple.

Dec 09, 2008

Nummy! I've already been asked for the recipe by someone else. I skipped the walnuts. My cooking time was closer to 35 minutes rather than 40.

Oct 25, 2010

Made this today...very, very good and perfect for the holidays! Didn't change a thing and had no problems.

Feb 04, 2010

These are delish! Someone made these for a Christmas party I went to and were a huge hit! Such an interesting texture and very different. Egg whites being at room temp and making sure no yolk sneaks in is crucial to achieving peaks easily.


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  • Calories
  • 40 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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