Recipe By Anonymous
Published Nov 30th
Surprise Meringue Kisses
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Servings 44 cookies Calories 86.6

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 44 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In small bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar, peppermint extract (if using) and salt till soft peaks form.
  2. 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. 3 Press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. With a table knife, bring meringue up over candy.
  4. 4 Bake in 275 degree F (140 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Immediately move to rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 86.6
  • Carbohydrate 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol 2.1 mg
  • Fat 2.9 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 15.3 mg
  • Sugar 9.1 g


  1. Made very minor changes--no peppermint extract but used Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses. There are 44 in a package! Will definitely make again.
  2. 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 cooling inside the open oven next time instead of removing the cookies promptly; but I really liked them this way too. Might just be - Read more ...
  3. 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. Love them. Followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have any cream of tartar. I used two - Read more ...
  4. 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 in different colours at easter time for 5 or 10 cents. I wanted my children to have - Read more ...
  5. 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 peppermint instead used almond. Sprinkled white edible glitter over the cookies and they are beautiful and festive.
  6. 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. Another batch gets well-drained (and patted-dry) maraschino cherries and a little red food coloring and red & white sprinkles. A - Read more ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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 mini chips on top of the unbaked cookie). Another possible variation: a well-drained maraschino cherry (without stem) in the center instead of - Read more ...
  9. had this recipe and lost it was glad to finally find it again. It is soooo good thank you