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Green Meringues

on March 12, 2014

Today’s recipe comes from one of Grandma’s sisters.

Like most families who have a lot of children (they had 8), these 4 sisters were called by the collective name, the “Johnson Girls”.


They look like they’re having so much fun – even in the snowbank!

Gma Great, Laijla, Goldie (2)

They were lucky enough to live fairly close to each other while raising their families.

They shared recipes, swapped stories and were very close to each other and to their brothers (sisters-in-law included)!

They were true sisters, teasing, arguing and loving until the very end.

They were so dear to our family – we miss them all.

Green Meringues

Green Meringues 2

These cookies are so appropriate for springtime.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Green Meringues

2 egg whites

Pinch of salt

Pinch of cream of tartar

2/3 cup white sugar

Few drops of green food coloring

Bag of mint chocolate chips

Beat egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar until frothy.

Gradually add sugar, beating continuously.

Add food coloring.

Mix in chips.

Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Place in 350 degree oven.

Turn off oven and let cookies sit in oven for 6 to 8 hours.

Resist the temptation to peek or they wont dry correctly!

Remove from cookie sheet immediately.


The egg whites deflate a bit when adding all of the sugar.


My store didn’t have mint chocolate chips so I used Andes chopped mint bits.

I did use the whole bag but I think half of the bag would have been enough.


Use a small spoon when making the cookies – they’ll dry better.

You also need to make sure all of your cookie sheets fit in the oven at the same time.


Remove the cookies immediately as they do stick a bit.


I made this pedestal plate in an earlier blog post.

You can find the instructions to make it here.


Springtime green cookies.

So easy.

So minty.

So good.

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