Surprise Meringues Recipe

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These wonderful light and airy confections are complemented by the cooling flavor of mint extract.
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  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Cream of Tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Mint Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
10 mins
45 mins
1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil; spray foil with no stick cooking spray.

2. Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Increase speed to medium-high. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Beat in extracts until well blended. Gently stir in chips.

3. Drop by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart onto prepared baking sheets.

4. Bake both sheets of meringues at the same time 45 minutes. Turn oven off. Let meringues stand in oven 1 hour or until completely cooled.

Test Kitchen Tips: 

  • Eggs separate more easily when they are warm. Place egg whites in bowl and bring to room temperature. To speed up this process, place bowl of egg whites into a slightly larger bowl containing lukewarm water. 


  • Make sure beater and mixing bowl are spotlessly clean. Any grease in the mixture will deflate meringue. 


  • Do not make meringues during humid weather. Moisture will prevent egg whites from forming stiff peaks. 


  • For best results, bake meringues on baking sheets lined with nonstick foil. Or bake on foil-lined baking sheets sprayed with no stick cooking spray.


  • To make different shapes of meringue, spoon meringue mixture into large resealable plastic bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and gently squeeze to pipe meringue onto baking sheets. Pipe into various shapes, such as hearts, "kisses," letters, numbers, etc.
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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 144 Calories
Fat: 4 Grams
Protein: 2 Grams
Cholesterol: 0 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 25 Grams
Sodium: 19 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams

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