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Cherry Kisses

 Cherry Kisses
Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically 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.
36 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch


  • 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


  • 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.
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.