Meringue Kisses Recipe
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Meringue Kisses Recipe

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There's a nice surprise of chocolate inside these frothy kisses. They're my husband's top choice each Christmas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:22 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 22 servings

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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 86 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Meringue Kisses in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 86 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"All I have to say is...WOW!! These are amazing!"

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"I didn't tint the meringue and used Hersheys Hugs and 2/3 Andes Creme De Mente Thins....AWESOME!!!!! I tried dark chocolate kisses but didn't care for them as well."

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Just made these and ate one as soon as it came out of the oven and it was so good! These cookies are so light and airy and with the surprise of the hershey kiss in the middle...MMMMM...! I only had to bake mine for 25 min. and they were done.."

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