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Fairy Kisses – a unique Christmas Cookies recipe

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This is a delicious Christmas cookie recipe for amazing light and airy Fairy Kisses Cookies. Sugar cookie base – Candy – Meringue on top. Most perfect for that special holiday season of the year and gone before you can count to 10 😉 .

Every year my kids start to celebrate their favourite season of the year earlier and earlier. This year though my boy already started with his favourite Christmas songs in August and Christmas movies have been watched by us since September. I know the movie “Kevin alone at home” by heart now 😉 .

But what I love the most about that most beloved festive holiday season is the smell of freshly baked Christmas cookies. All those wonderful spices and smells flowing through the house, that’s what Christmas is all about for me. I could forget myself in my kitchen, kneading up a festive yeasty deliciousness, preparing all the different doughs for at least 20 different Christmas cookies recipes. Yes, Im definitely a carb lover. And no I don’t care. Not during my favourite season 😉 .

First of all, I didn’t invent that Christmas cookie recipe nor the name. I found that recipe about 16 years ago, yes I’m already that old ;-), in a baking magazine.

That tiny beautiful gorgeous cookie has a simple sugar cookie recipe base. Then there is that super delicious “Toffifee” candy, which is a sweet deliciousness already on it’s own. And finally all that goodness is topped with an airy Pavlova like meringue .

That cookie gets baked for about 15 min, that’s where the oven works his magic 😉 . The heat melts that candy and the caramel and chocolate becomes that super ooey gooey mess and that meringue becomes that crisp and airy top but is still a little chewy inside.

When I want to be super fancy I’m dusting the cookies with some edible gold dust❤️.

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And?!? Hope you are drooling right now!

Fairy Kisses are on my Christmas cookies baking list every year and every year I have to bake at least about 2 batches of them. It’s one of my favourite holiday recipes and it sweetens up the waiting for my family and I until Christmas eve <3.

Sweet fairy kisses and warm cookie hugs


Update: The cookies may seem under baked when they come right out of the oven. The sugar cookie base isn’t crisp but very soft but that’s alright. When that candy melts it seeps a little bit into the sugar cookie dough and it makes that cookie chewy and not crisp. Chewy base and crispy meringue cloud ?.

fairy kiss christmas cookies

Fairy Kiss Cookies – a unique Christmas cookie recipe

Fairy Kiss Cookies is a super delicious and uniques Christmas Cookie recipe. It can't be missed on Santas Cookie plate. Its's my families favourite Christmas Cookie recipe. It has a crisp sugar cookie base with a Toffee Candy in the middle and a light and airy meringue on top. Its a gooey gooey deliciousness with and airy and crips top.
*Ingredients available in grams and US measurments
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Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, austrian
Keyword: christmas cookies, christmas cookies ideas, christmas cookies recipes, easy bronies recipe, unique, waffles from scratch
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
resting time: 10 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Nina


Sugar Cookie dough

  • 300 g all purpose flour Us: 1 cups + 3/4 cup +2Tsp
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g cold butter cut into small cubes/ Us: 7 tbsp or a little less than a stick of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 50 ml heavy cream in Us: 3 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • 120 g sugar Us: 1/2 cup 1,5 tbsp
  • 48 pieces Toffifee candys


  • 4 egg whites large , about 160g
  • 180 g white sugar Us: 1/2 cup + 1/3 tbsp
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/3 tbsp corn starch


Sugar Cookie dough

  • In a medium sized bowl cut the cold butter cubes into the flour until the butter cubes are pea sized crumbs.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients to the flour and assemble everything into a dough ball.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minute.
  • While the dough is resting, prepare the meringue.
  • Roll out the dough until less than 0,5cm thick and cut out small round disks which are a little larger in diameter than the Toffifee Candy.
  • Put the disks on a baking sheet with about 5cm of space on all sides and put the Toffifee Candy with the flat side on top.
    sugar cookie dough topped with Toffifee


  • Preheat the oven to 150°Celsius that's about 300 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Beat the egg whites in a bowl of a standing mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add the sugar and beat very well until the mixture is glossy and stiff .
  • Sift the corn flour over the egg whites mixture and add the vinegar.
  • Fold everything under carefully but thouroghly.
  • Fill the mass into a piping bag with an extra large round or open star tip.
  • Carefully pipe the meringue on top of the Toffifee Candy . Stay this way and let the meringue cover the whole candy. With the tip of a knife carefully push down the meringue on the side so that it touches the dough.
    Cookies topped with meringues , easy christmas cookie recipes
  • Repeat with all the other cookies.
  • Place the baking sheets into the oven. Not more than 2 and bake for 5 min at 150° Celsius (300° F)
  • Turn the heat down to 130 degree Celsius ( 265 degree Fahrenheit) and bake the cookie sheets for about 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the baking sheet sit in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  • Carefully take out the baking sheets and let cool comlpetely.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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Marina November 27, 2019 at 10:05 am

Absolutely beautiful pictures too. I will try this with my own tried and beloved sugar cookie base.

Nina November 28, 2019 at 7:16 am

Good morning Marina! Thank you for your comment! That base is similar to a sugar cookie dough but it’s an Austrian recipe and it’s more like a butter sugar cookie . Thin and crisp ?. Let me know how the recipe worked out for you ❤️

Silvie / Citronelle and Cardamome December 11, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Well done ladies. This looks so delicious. This Austrian recipe is a great discovery for me. You make us travel to your lovely country with this superb treat. Best. Silvie

Donna Phariss September 30, 2020 at 4:26 am

Would like to make this cookie but this recipe doesn’t have US measurements.

Nina September 30, 2020 at 10:49 am

Hello Donna, Im sorry to hear that. I just like to bake with more specific measurements then cups. But here is a kitchen calculator site where you can convert the measurements. I hope you’ll give this cookies a try because they are worth all the work.

Allison November 21, 2020 at 5:04 pm

Do you have a volume measurement for the egg whites? Even “large” eggs can be different sizes. Either way, thank you! These look fabulous!

Nina November 21, 2020 at 9:38 pm

Hello Allison, I don’t have a volume measurement but that meringue recipe worked out every time so far. But I’m making fairy kisses tomorrow again abs I will bite down measurements. Thank you for asking. ? happy Saturday

Sara October 1, 2020 at 4:44 pm

Can you share the specific name of the toffeecandy you used, please?!

Nina October 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm

Hi Sara, thank you for letting me know that I forgot to share the name of the candy. Its tofifee candy. Thats the amazon link. Let me know how you like these cookies. ?ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=toffifee&qid=1601564151&sr=8-1

Dee October 2, 2020 at 3:39 pm

These cookies look amazing! I’m always looking for unique Christmas cookies. Thank you for sharing. How do you store them? Can you make them ahead and freeze them?

Nina October 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

Hello Dee, I’m storing them in airtight containers. They keep fresh like that for 2 weeks if you manage to not eat then innige first couple of days ?

Siobhan Mcdonald October 2, 2020 at 11:48 pm

How long are these good for. My family and I make cookie trays a week before Xmas and keep them cold.

Siobhan Mcdonald October 2, 2020 at 11:49 pm

How long are these good for. My family and I make cookie trays a week before Xmas and keep them cold.

Nina October 3, 2020 at 8:09 am

Hello Siobhan, I always put these cookies in airtight containers. I’ll say they are good at least for 2 weeks. If anybody manages to not eat them right away after they are cooled out ?

Vicki October 10, 2020 at 3:01 am

Do you think another candy could be used? Rolos perhaps?

Nina October 15, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Hey Vicki! I’m not sure if a rollo would work because the outer shell of a rollo is just chocolate and it would melt much faster than the caramel shell. But if you give it a try make sure the candy is covered all the way with the meringue cream before baking ❤️

Audrey November 11, 2020 at 6:21 am

The temperature of 130° is Celsius, correct?

Nina November 11, 2020 at 7:15 am

Good Morning Audrey, yes you turn down the heat from 150degree Celsius to 130 degree Celsius ?. Let me know how the recipe worked out for you. Happy Wednesday .

Vilma November 23, 2020 at 9:12 am

Is the cream, heavy cream/35% fat?

Nina November 23, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Hello Vilma, yes the cream is a heavy cream 35%fat. Will add that to the ingredients description. Thank you

Maggie December 4, 2020 at 2:28 am

300 g of flour is 1 3/4 cups + 2 T. Even with this correct amount the dough is pretty dry. Hoping I dont have to throw it out again.

Nina December 4, 2020 at 7:11 am

Good morning Maggie, why don’t you try adding a little more heavy cream? I’m not a fan of cups that’s why I always work with a scale . Happy Friday .

Maggie December 4, 2020 at 8:22 am

I did just that! Much better! Although I was frustrated, they turned out beautiful! I’m planning to add them to my holiday gift box for my neighbors. Thank you!

Nina December 4, 2020 at 9:38 am

Awesome! I’m so happy the recipe worked out for you. Thank you for giving it a try ?❤️.

Allison M Mordas December 13, 2020 at 8:52 pm

I could NOT get the meringue right to save my life. After four attempts, I adjusted to the 1:2 ratio that I’ve learned for meringue and at least got something pipeable…albeit not one that could hold the lovely kiss shape that I should have gotten from my open star tip. I also had some difficulties with the cookie itself, it was VERY crumbly following the weighted measurements and I needed to add some additional cream. So while mine turned out to look more like a fried egg than a fairy kiss… they still taste AMAZING.

Nina December 17, 2020 at 3:45 pm

Hello Allison, I’m very sorry that the meringue recipe didn’t work out for you. Did you beat the sugar and egg whites until stiff? This will definitely take you about 10 minutes and is the most important step. Because if it’s not stiff it will only get runnier when adding the corn starch and the lemon juice. Happy Thursday nina

Olga December 18, 2020 at 8:43 pm

Hi, What is the reason for adding cornstarch and vinegar? Usually I see meringue recipes call for a pinch of salt or lemon juice or even cream of tartar. I love to bake and I’d love to know why you chose to add those ingredients.
Btw these pictures are absolutely gorgeous. I cant wait to try this recipe. Thank you!

Nina December 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm

Hello Olga, thank you for the lovely compliment. ? originally that meringue on top is a pavlova recipe . The cornstarch and lemon juice makes the inside of the tops chewy while the outside stays crisp . Hope I could answer your question. Happy Sunday nina ❤️?

Danielle Noble December 20, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Thank you for the recipe. Very tasty, even though my texture didn’t turn out. Do you have recommendations on how to make sure the cookie is fully cooked. The cookie base was soft even after cooled. Any recommendations? Or would this have hardened? I made the mistake of leaving them to sit in the oven overnight. Cookie was perfect and crunchy. But the meringue had lost is soft chewy texture.

Nina December 20, 2020 at 8:51 pm

Hello Danielle, thank you for reaching out. The cookie base doesn’t get crisp. It stays soft because of the melted candy.
Im attaching a link from the video I posted the other day on IG. There you’ll see at the end of the video that the base stays soft. Happy Sunday Nina ?❤️

Suzanne January 27, 2021 at 10:02 pm

This looks so good! What a fun cookie to make with kids!

Vanessa January 27, 2021 at 10:03 pm

Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make them?


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