Well… I guess I just have to go along with it… Christmas Season is upon us.
I’ve been in a state of denial… ignoring the decorations… blocking out the “Jingle Bells Muzak”…. blindly toting in the massive stacks of catalogs from the mailbox without regard to why I’m suddenly flooded with them.
But I can’t ignore it any longer. Telling the kids “wasn’t it just Christmas last year?” isn’t going to cut it anymore. (Besides… with that type of attitude you are quickly labeled a Grinch… and no one wants to play with you).
So, while I’ve been sort of baking Holiday Cookies… I decided yesterday to do something fancy-ish that shouts “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” at you.
These Peppermint Meringue Sandwich Cookies are pretty enough to be a “holiday gift from your kitchen”, but are also easy enough to whip in an hour. Seriously… an hour (and that includes baking, cooling AND clean-up)
And, if you leave out the frosting in the middle (sigh.. why?), they are actually LOW FAT.
So… grump grumble… Merry Christmas….
Peppermint Meringue Cookie Recipe
Step By Step Instructions with Photos
Look a bit frothy but make a soft mound
Glossy… and the peaks stick up when you lift the beater
Add the Crushed Up Peppermint to the Meringue
I crushed the Peppermint Candy in the food processor… if you don’t have one, put it on your Wish list. You can crush up the candy by putting it into a plastic zipper bag… then put that bag into another zipper bag… then whack it good with a rolling pin or hammer. I find this is a great activity for the kids… It’s also a great way to blow off a little pent up aggression. Whack away….
Fold the Candy into the Meringue
It’ll look kind of like this
Pipe the Cookies Onto the Parchment Paper Covered Baking Sheet
Pipe with a light squeeze… make them about an inch in diameter
You Can Put them Sort of Close Together…
Ready To Bake
Let them Cool
Make the Peppermint Frosting...
You Can Make This With or Without White Chocolate
Pipe or Spread a Blob of Frosting on One Cookie
You Don’t need a Lot
Stick on Another Meringue
bottom to bottom
For Serving or Gifting…Put the Cookies in a Small Cupcake Liner
Makes them look fancy…
Pack Your Cookies for Gifting
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