Surprise Meringues Recipe
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Surprise Meringues Recipe

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These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 35 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand for 30 minutes. Add the vanilla, cream of tartar and salt; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Surprise Meringues in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 35 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"These were melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Note: It really makes about 70 cookies if you use tsp. to scoop them out. Was a bit of a problem for me to fit all 3 pans in my oven. The lower rack did not cook at the same rate and had to throw those out."

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"We love these"

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This recipe has become a Christmas staple for me. The cookie is very light and taste's wonderful. It is also gluten free, so it is appropriate for any diet."

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"this was made by a co worker ..excellent"

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