White Christmas Dream Drops

  • cjefish Posted: 12/14/11
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    I made this last night and they Look amazing, but when we tried them after they cooled they just crumbled. I tried again this morning and the same. I know they are not like regular meringues, but you can't even pick them up they fall apart. They do taste delicious if you can get it in your mouth. If I do it again, I'd try to make them like the regular ones, but keep the recipe the same. I'm just tossing them away since I can't even try to dip them in chocolate. 3 start for the recipe and taste, but 1 for how well they turn out! I LOVE Sunset recipes, but this one was the first that failed me.

  • PammySue67 Posted: 12/01/11
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    I made this for a church Christmas event and they were a big hit. I didn't change the recipe in any way, but I made them too big so I used a pizza cutter and cut them into fourths and that actually turned out to be perfect bite size treats. They are very festive and pretty and very tasty. I wanted to add the chocolate on the bottom but I forgot. I'll do that the next time and make them smaller. I had several requests for the recipe so I am copying it and sending it to the ladies so that the creator can get full credit. Congrats on your Sunset winning recipe!!

  • bakerme2 Posted: 12/21/11
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    Absolutely divine! I used dark chocolate chips and sprinkled them with crushed red hots, way too yum! Going to give them away as soon as I can so I don't eat them all.

  • lexielatte Posted: 12/31/11
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    My 16 year old daughter who rarely cooks, made these and I have to say, I was thrilled when she and her Dad left town for a trip... it meant I got ALL of them to myself. They are the best and I didn't have any trouble with them not staying good for several days (I limited myself to two a day). I am now begging her to make them again for a pot-luck tomorrow.

  • KathleenCooks Posted: 12/24/11
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    This is a light-tasting, chewy cookie. The mint and white chocolate really go well together and melt in the mouth. I like the 'airiness' to the bite. Mine did not look quite as perfect as the picture, but then I did not pace the sugar input as directed so perhaps I 'overloaded'. I found myself whipping, whipping, whipping in order to get to stiff peaks - again maybe b/c I did not pace the sugar introduction correctly. I did get some rise but not as much as the picture. Also the cookies are a bit pink due to spreading color from the candy cane pieces. (However, it was fun to hit those mint pieces with a meat mallet.) I do think the cookies are overly sweet, so that's why I am giving 4 instead of 5 stars. I would make this cookie again for a party or special occasion but not for an 'everyday' cookie. I would not add more chocolate at the base b/c I think they already have enough going on.

  • Laurieface Posted: 12/19/11
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    I thought the melted candy cane pieces inside the cookies made them a bit too chewy, so next time I'll just put the candy cane pieces on the outside (top) of each cookie, and I might add a bit of red food coloring for color as another writer suggested.

  • Cecilyw Posted: 12/27/11
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    Made this for my first ever holiday cookie gift. So delicious and easy, as long as you have a mixer.

  • KathyHJ Posted: 12/27/11
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    These were really good the first night & next morning but deteriorated after that even though they were tightly sealed. So they really can't be made much ahead. That said, they were a really great cookies. I didn't have the white chocolate chips so used semisweet & that flavor combo was just right. Will probably make again if I'm going to be able to serve them right away.

  • Jendiana143 Posted: 12/26/11
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    I really enjoyed this recipe - I didn't want "Christmas" ones though...so instead of vanilla I used coconut extract instead and I left out the chocolate chips and peppermint candies. I was going to make a batch with lemon extract too, but it turns out that the directions calling for room temperature egg whites was a highly critical step! They will not whip up if you try to use eggs straight from the fridge - you can learn from my mistake.

  • LindaW123 Posted: 12/06/11
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    These are absolutely dreamy and addictive. I'm not good at baking cookies but these turned out great. Used a heaping 1T. ice cream scoop so they'd turn out uniform. Will definitely make them again. They're a guaranteed hit!

  • mcanna Posted: 12/07/11
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    Had a bad result following the meringue cookie base, the proportions were off and the sugar did not dissolve. I re-made the cookies using a previously used three egg white meringue cookie recipe and added the white chocolate chips and peppermint at the end, following the baking instructions from the Sunset recipe. And, the cookies were awesome! Definitely making these again (and adding a touch of red food coloring to make these festive for my Christmas cookie plate!)

  • MariaGF Posted: 12/23/11
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    Made these for the holidays and thought they were delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and they were cute and tasty. I'm making more today for Christmas day!

  • laydeej1973 Posted: 12/20/11
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    I love how easy these were to make. I made two batches today, the second I used red and green crushed candy canes to add a little color. They are a hit with the family

  • slendsley Posted: 12/05/11
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    Easy to make...fast.. great taste...might try piping bag with large opening for form..next time. Everyone loved them! pulverized the candy cane too fine...still tasted great...will try bigger chunks peppermint on second batch. :)

  • peony27 Posted: 12/23/11
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    These were super easy for my 3 year old and I to make. I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave with a tablespoon each butter and shortening, then dipped the cookie edges in. Chilled in the wine cooler and they set nicely. Four stars because they are a little hollow inside, but that could be from me over-drying them. Will be passing these out to our cul-de-sac neighbors for our Christmas goodie swap. Thanks!

  • eyattaw Posted: 02/24/12
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    I made these at Christmas time and shared them with friends and family and they were a huge hit. They are easy, taste great, and one batch yields plenty of cookies. I really liked the addition of white chocolate chips in the meringues. I will definitely be using this recipe again next Christmas. *In my experience they only kept for a couple of days so I would advise not making them very far in advance*

  • Cudragon Posted: 01/01/13
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    Love these. I needed two egg yolks for my butter cookies so I decided to use up my whites on this recipe. It is now my new favorite Christmas cookie. I stored them at room temperature, tightly sealed and they lasted a week, only because I rationed them. Everybody asked for the recipe.

  • kristine95618 Posted: 01/19/14
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    These are easy and fun to make and look like you spent hours on them! I made a double recipe for a holiday party and everyone loved them. They were gone within an hour. My 5-year-old loves to help make these and we just made a batch to use up all the leftover candy canes from Christmas. I'll make these every year.

  • funnylady1 Posted: 12/15/13
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    I made these last Christmas for the first time, and they were a smash hit....we LOVED them and I would suggest that you double the batch...because they are gone before you know it!!!

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