Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cookies–Meringue Drop Cookies


This is the last of the Christmas cookies!  It’s another of my grandmother’s Christmas only cookie and were one of my favourites!  I’m not going to lie here, as I write this I just had one and it tasted exactly as Gran made them.  Memories flooding back, so miss her!  She was the most awesome person and a little wack-a-doodle!  Which I love in all my friends and family :)


Check out this picture, it was taken on their property outside of Toronto, Ontario.  They lived on a 150 acre farm and she always wore a skirt, even when out and about in the winter.  This pic still hangs in our house because it is so Gran!  She was a mad gardener, sewer and baker/cook extraordinaire.  I guess I got two of the three gifts :)  What I remember most is that when we would visit on a cold weekend, she would go into her freezer and start pulling stuff out.  Most of the time she didn’t know what it was and would make the most amazing soups on the planet. One time I remember her saying “it’s a green veggy”, could have been spinach or broccoli.  What it was was an amazing tasting soup!  I sadly didn’t get that specific gift but I did get the love of cooking and baking in general.  She is my inspiration for most of the stuff that goes up on this blog.  I can’t believe she’s been gone over 15 years now.

Before the tears roll, back to the cookies.

Now meringue cookies aren’t specifically Christmas but Gran always added a little something to the centre kind of like a present.  The white ones have a peanut butter cream and the green ones are mint with chocolate chips.



  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • chocolate chips
  • green food colouring (I used Americolor)
  1. Preheat oven to 200 F
  2. Line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In bowl of a mixer, whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. Start adding sugar a little at a time until incorporated and the mixture forms stiff glossy peaks.
  5. Separate into halves.  Place white meringue into a piping bag.
  6. In another bowl add 1/4 tsp peppermint flavouring and a tiny squirt of green food colouring.  You don’t want them too green, just a hint! Place in piping bag.
  7. In small bowl, mix peanut butter and icing sugar together.
  8. Pipe small flat circles (inch to inch and a half), a couple inches a part on baking sheet.
  9. To white meringue circles add a small amount of peanut butter mixture and to green meringue circles add 2-3 chocolate chips.
  10. Pipe meringue over top to cover centres.  Green on green, white on white!
  11. Bake for an hour and half or until meringue is completely dry to touch.
  12. Remove and cool on baking sheets.  Store in airtight containers.  My Gran use to freeze them too, I haven’t attempted that yet.
  13. Enjoy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Christmas cookies!  Sadly that’s all I’ve got, so next year I’ll have to use my brain to think up more :)


I’m pretty sure Gran would approve of my take on her classic cookies! 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Everyone! 

I’ll be around next week but not baking just cyber stalking everyone else.  So until the new year, 2012!  I hope you all have a fabulous time with family and friends and join me back in the new year with some even better treats!  and of course back to the gym! (who’s with me????)

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:

Full Plate Thursday; Sweet Treat Thursday;

Featured on:
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  1. It is so fun to read everyone's Christmas sign off posts for blogging. I LOVE IT!! I too will be around stalking but that's it. These are great for this time of year. I love the surprises inside. Merry Christmas to you and thx for all the work you put into your blog, it makes me happy to follow along and read when I can.

  2. I loved reading about your Grandma and I love her meringue cookies. What a great idea to put a little surprise inside. I will certainly be back here in 2012...for the baking, not the gym LOL.

    Best wishes Karen, for a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful holiday for you and your family :)

  3. My grandma always wore a skirt too! No matter what. And 5in heals, stilleto style, even once she was blind. The photo reminds me of her. :) These meringues look awesome! I love the surprise in the center. Have a wonderful Christmas! :)

  4. What a precious post, and what a special Gran she was. I just love Meringues and your recipe looks delicious, I thought that plate of Meringues was just for me. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  5. Lovely photo of your Gran. She looks so tough and no nonsense. The meringues look delicious; love the peanut butter inside them. Happy Holidays!

  6. These are really awesome with the treat in the center too! Great picture of Gran!
    Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  7. TO make me smile. I love my whackadoodle relatives. They are the most fun! I'm so excited for the new year. I GUESS I'll go to the gym with ya...since you're making me and all, LOL! Happy Holiday's Karen!!!

  8. Your Gran looks like she was quite a lady - no wonder you miss her so much! And I just love her cookies that you have been sharing. I really like the idea of these meringue cookies - both of them sound lovely but I think my favourite would have to be the mint chocolate chip ones! Thank you for sharing this lovely post with Let's Do Brunch.

  9. We are featuring these lovely meringues on Let's Do Brunch. Thanks for linking them up. I wish, I could make my meringues look that pretty.
    We would appreciate it, if you would add our name to who you link up to. It helps build traffic for those who participate and we do want as many people as possible to share in all this goodness. Thanks.