Recipe: Pippa Middleton’s Peppermint Creams

I recently read about this great recipe from Pippa Middleton in US Weekly and thought it would be great to share since it’s a semi-healthy holiday treat! Plus, Pippa is in great shape (look at those guns!) and is an avid runner and triathlete – so I don’t doubt that she watches what she eats. These cookies are very similar to meringue¬†cookies – so they are lowfat and low calorie. However, don’t eat the whole batch because they do contain 3 cups of sugar ; ) The recipe is from Pippa’s book “Celebrate” and is one of her favorite treats to make for friends over the holidays!

Peppermint Creams

Makes 40

Ingredients:

  • 1 white from a large egg
  • peppermint extract
  • 3 cups plus a pinch of powdered sugar
  • food coloring (optional)

Directions:

Whisk 1 large egg white in a bowl until it forms stiff peaks. Add a few drops of peppermint essence, the sugar and a few drops of green food coloring (optional) and mix until it combines to form a stiff paste. Dust your work surface, your hands and a rolling pin with the powdered sugar and roll out the paste to about 1/4 inch thick. Use small cutters to cut out shapes, place them on a tray or plate and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until set.
*Make up to 3 days in advance and store in an airtight container.

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