Meringue Candy Canes

Made from melt-in-your-mouth meringue, red and white candy canes add a fun and festive touch to cookie trays.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 42

Ingredients

3
egg whites
1/2
teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
Red or pink food color
  • 1 Heat oven to 200°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or foil. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until meringue is stiff and glossy. Beat in peppermint extract.
  • 2 Fit large decorating bag with 1/4-inch star tip. With small brush, paint 3 to 4 evenly spaced stripes of food color on inside of decorating bag, from tip to upper edge. Carefully spoon meringue into bag. Pipe 2 1/2-inch candy canes onto paper-lined cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake about 1 hour or until dry but not brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    15
    (
    Calories from Fat
    0),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    0g
    0%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    0mg
    0%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    4g
    4%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    Free
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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