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These were always on my mom's Christmas Cookie Trays growing up. She calls them Surprise Kisses... but I think lots of people don't necessarily like to be surprised with their food. So I'm calling them Peppermint Kisses. =)


  • 2 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 C chopped nuts (I like walnuts or pecans)
  • 1 handful peppermint hard candies (or candy canes) - crushed


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a cold bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, beat in salt and cream of tarter, gradually beat in sugar. Gently fold in chopped nuts and crushed candies.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. Cool on 5 - 10 minutes on tray.

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