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Meringue Kisses

 Meringue Kisses
There's a nice surprise of chocolate inside these frothy kisses. They're my husband's top choice each Christmas.
22 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red and green food coloring, optional
  • 44 milk chocolate kisses

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for
  • 30 minutes. Beat egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with cream of
  • tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and
  • vanilla, beating until stiff peaks form, about 5-8 minutes. If
  • desired, divide batter in half and fold in red and green food
  • coloring.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 1-1/2-in. apart onto lightly greased
  • baking sheets. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie
  • and cover it with meringue using a knife.
  • Bake at 275° for 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  • Immediately remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 44 cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 86 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium,

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Meringue Kisses (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.