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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 😉 .
Christmas Cookie recipes – that’s what I live for during the season 😉
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 😉 .
Fairy Kisses Cookies – what to expect from my favourite Christmas cookie recipe
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.
So what is that cookie all about:
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❤️.
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 .
If you are looking for more delicious Christmas cookies I’ve got you covered:
- “Eisenbahner” Railroad Cookies – a folksy Austrian Christmas cookie recipe with almond paste and orange jam
- Nutty triangles – crispy shortcrust base, fruity apricot jam a sweet nutty filling and a little bit of dark chocolate
- Boozy chocolate cake moon cookies
- Baileys hazelnut chocolate shortbread cookies
- Austrian Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents)
- Antonia’s all time favorite Christmas Cookies Collection
- Speculoos Gingerbread Cookies with brown butter maple glaze
- Rudolph Reindeer gingerbread cupcakes
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Absolutely beautiful pictures too. I will try this with my own tried and beloved sugar cookie base.
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 ❤️
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
Would like to make this cookie but this recipe doesn’t have US measurements.
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. http://www.thecalculatorsite.com I hope you’ll give this cookies a try because they are worth all the work.
Do you have a volume measurement for the egg whites? Even “large” eggs can be different sizes. Either way, thank you! These look fabulous!
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
I was wondering if the Fairy Kisses can be made in advance? I have a food saver & was going to seal them in the bags after they have cooled off. Not the vacuum sealing as that woukd crush them….just sealing the bags. They look delicious & am really looking forward to making them. I give a lot of baking away at Christmas for friends. I want to include the Fairy Kisses. Thanks so much. 🥰
Hello Rae, thank you for reaching out to me. Im not sure what a food saver is but generally the cookies keep up to 2 weeks in a cold place like the fridge or in my case on my patio 😉. you can try vacuum the cookies with your food saver but its necessary to keep them cook too because of the meringue and all the sugar and eggs in the recipe. Have a fun time baking and let me know how you like the cookies once you’ve made the recipe. Have a lovely 4th of advent. Nina 😊
Hi, I have just found your recipe on Pinterest. I would love to try it but I don’t know what Toffifee candies are or where to buy them. I live in France. Many thanks
Hello Stephanie, I’m sp happy you found my christmas cookie recipe. The candies are called toffifee . You get them on amazon. Here ist the link to the candies on amazon France . And know I don’t get money for recommending amazon 😉 but they sure have almost everything I’m looking for. Happy Friday and let me know when you made the cookies. warm hugs Nina ❤️
I bake all the time and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. These are simply amazing! So simple to make, but they taste so deluxe. They’re so unlike the other cookie recipes I make. My family devoured them and begged for more. These are going in my recipe book and I’m going to make them every Christmas. In fact, I’m going to make another batch right now.
Hello Kylie, your review made me so so happy. Thank you so much for that. I have to bake these cookies 2 to 4 times during the Christmas season. They never last until Christmas Day. Have a lovely new year and I hope you will bake my fairy kisses again next Christmas season. 😊❤️
Can you share the specific name of the toffeecandy you used, please?!
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. ?
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?
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 ?
How long are these good for. My family and I make cookie trays a week before Xmas and keep them cold.
How long are these good for. My family and I make cookie trays a week before Xmas and keep them cold.
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 ?
Do you think another candy could be used? Rolos perhaps?
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 ❤️
The temperature of 130° is Celsius, correct?
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 .
Is the cream, heavy cream/35% fat?
Hello Vilma, yes the cream is a heavy cream 35%fat. Will add that to the ingredients description. Thank you
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.
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 .
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!
Awesome! I’m so happy the recipe worked out for you. Thank you for giving it a try ?❤️.
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.
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
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!
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 ❤️?
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.
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.
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CI_hCI6BUT4/?igshid=jp2zt21clsgi Happy Sunday Nina ?❤️
This looks so good! What a fun cookie to make with kids!