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Date Nut Meringues

 Date Nut Meringues
It's always nice to make different recipes to enhance my Christmas cookie selection each year. Since I like to bake but not fuss too much, these old-fashioned chews are a good choice.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add
  • sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, about 6 minutes. Beat in
  • vanilla. Fold in dates and pecans.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 325° for 12-15 minutes or until firm to the
  • touch. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 75 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.