Peppermint Meringue Cookies

My recipe today is a simple but impressive holiday treat of small peppermint kisses made of meringue and crushed peppermint candies.  You can drop them by teaspoonful or use a pastry bag.  Before you make the cookies, check your oven temperature. Put a thermometer in your oven and see how accurate it is.  If your oven is too hot, your meringues will fail.  Bake until the meringues are no longer glossy and feel light and dry when picked up, about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.

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