1. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until foamy.
2. Beat in cream of tartar.
3. Beat in sugar one tablespoon at a time until dissolved and stiff peaks form.
4. Fold in chocolate chips, extract and food coloring.
5. Drop mixture by teaspoons onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
6. Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes; turn off oven and leave overnight.
**I divided my mixture in half and colored one green and one red, then added chocolate chips to one and cinnamon chips to the other.
**These are light and full of peppermint flavor. Very easy to make too!
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