- 4 large egg whites
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/3 cup chopped candied cherries
- Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and the sugar is dissolved. Fold in the walnuts, dates and cherries.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 20-30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 dozen.
Reviews for Cherry Kisses
"I made these cookies for the first time today, 12/15/13 from my new Taste of Home Christmas recipe book! I DID adjust the recipe since I didn't have dates! I also omitted the walnuts & used about 1 Tbsp. of crushed candy canes/peppermint baking bits (Andes Mints brand peppermint bits), 2/3 cup candied fruit mix & added about 1/2 cup of toffee baking bits! I baked 20 minutes at 300o F! The next time, I just might use sweetened flaked coconut instead of the walnuts! This recipe was really good and I plan on using it again! I don't usually make meringue kisses like this, but when I sampled a couple of these kisses, it was like biting into air-they were so puffy & light and really pretty, too! The recipe made about 4 dozen cookies! Thank you, Jo Ann Blomquist, for this recipe! delowenstein"
"They were so easy to make and turned out exactly as pictured. I took an entire batch to my parents, and they LOVED them."