Holiday Baking Tips + Peppermint Meringue Kiss Recipe

Holiday Baking Tips + Peppermint Meringue Kiss RecipeI don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the fact that it’s baking season! There’s so many delicious recipes out there and I love to try a couple new things each year.

When you’re baking, what’s an ingredient you always need? Eggs, of course! Did you know that Ohio is the 2nd largest egg producing state? Ohio produces more than 8.7 billion eggs a year! Think about all the delicious goodies made with those! Because of all the holiday baking, more eggs are consumed during the winter holiday season than any other time of year. You can visit to meet Ohio egg farmers and learn more about egg farming.
Ohio egg farmers have some great holiday baking tips to share with us:

  1. Don’t skip the eggs: Eggs are one of the most important, indispensable ingredients in baking! Eggs add moisture, color, flavor, and nutritional value to all of your holiday recipes.
  2. Use large eggs in holiday baking! Using a different size egg, without making an adjustment, will affect texture, flavor and consistency. If you don’t have large eggs, use this conversion chart to see how to substitute a different size.
  3. If your recipe calls for multiple eggs, add one egg at a time. This will help prevent a lumpy batter and mix evenly.
  4. Many holiday recipes call for only whites or yolks, which require eggs to be separated. Use an inexpensive egg separator or a funnel to separate eggs, rather than passing the egg yolk back and forth from the shells or your hands, to avoid contamination.

Peppermint Meringue KissesLet’s use those delicious eggs from Ohio farmers in a great holiday recipe now!  These Peppermint Meringue Kisses are perfect for your holiday parties!

Peppermint Meringue Kisses

Course Dessert
Author Courtney Pies


  • 4 Egg Whites Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 3/4 Cups Powdered Sugar Sifted
  • 1 Cup Crushed Peppermint Candies OR Candy Canes


  1. Heat oven to 225°F. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in mixer bowl with whisk attachment on high speed until foamy. Beating constantly, ADD sugar, 2 Tbsp. at a time, until whites are glossy and stand in stiff peaks.
  2. Fold in ground almonds. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with large fluted or plain tip. Pipe meringue onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  3. Bake in 225°F oven until firm, about 1 hour. Turn off oven. Let dry in oven, with door closed, until cool and crisp, at least 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

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  1. Molli Vandehey says:

    these look delicious

  2. angie medlin says:

    These look so yummy. Plus they are very pretty too. I love learning new holiday recipes to use. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jennifer Boehme says:

    omg, these look good and very pretty to set on the table at Christmas!! Thanks for the egg tips also.

  4. Katie Bellamy says:

    Great Tips! They look delish!

  5. These look wonderful and they seem easy enough to make that even I should be able to make them.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. Lori Thomas says:

    These sound really yummy. Love peppermint.

  7. Julie Lundstrom says:

    These look really good. I am going to have to add this recipe to my Holiday baking list.

  8. Ronald Gagnon says:

    These Peppermint Meringue Kisses may be the best this old timer can get this holiday

  9. This looks really good. It would make a great Christmas treat.

  10. These look delicious and thank you for the egg tips, I am guilty of most of the don’ts.

  11. Oh these look yummy I will have to try them for now, they could be made for Valentines party too

  12. These look amazing! I love peppermint. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  13. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love Peppermint Meringue, any season. Because it looks so delicious, I can hardly wait to try this special recipe out. I only hope that I can do as good as you did in the mouthwatering photos.

  14. I can’t wait to try to make these this Christmas. They look so pretty!

  15. I’d love to try these!

  16. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These look so good! I want to make some this year for the holidays!

  17. Looks so pretty and delicious

  18. Brenda Haines says:

    These are almost to pretty to eat. Thanks, I love making new things for the holidays, these are on my list now.

  19. These look so delicious and have me looking forward to the holiday season treats!!

  20. Jill Myrick says:

    These are just gorgeous and I bet they taste wonderful. I will be trying this recipe for our Christmas party this year. I really hope that they turn out as beautiful as yours.


  21. These will be delicious at Christmas. Something different to make for the holidays.

  22. These would be prefect for holidays, we are going to try this recipe out.

  23. These are delicious cookies. They would have been perfect for a holiday cookie tray.

  24. Karen Glatt says:

    I want to make your yummy Peppermint Meringue Kisses for the Holidays. This would be a good addition to my cookie platter and it looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    These look amazing!! Yes, using large eggs when baking is a great tip!


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