"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." — Kellie M
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egg whites, room temperature
cream of tartar
crushed candy canes
semisweet chocolate chips
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.
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.
Very rich, but tasty. I like that they can be festive. I recommend making them small even though it says "heaping" spoonfuls.
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.
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.
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.
Made this today...very, very good and perfect for the holidays! Didn't change a thing and had no problems.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Meringue Cookies
Serving Size: 1/60 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 60
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 19
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