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Cherry Kisses Recipe

Cherry Kisses Recipe

Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically fat-free...is it any wonder Jo Ann Blomquest's crispy meringue morsels disappear as fast as she can whip them up? "Friends and family love them," she relates from Freeport, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped candied cherries

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 45 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.