Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
- 4 large 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 45 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Feb 10, 2020
These look and sound yummy. Since it makes 6 doz what is best way to store. Can they be frozen and pulled out a few at a time? I usually don't make cookies unless I can freeze them in cookie tins with wax paper between layers. I will wait until someone can advise me before making them. Thank you
Feb 16, 2019
My dad was from Freeport, IL and these were his favorite! He liked them anyway they were made. I used pecans as my husband doesn’t like walnuts. Thank you for sharing this recipe and taking me down memory lane!!
Jan 2, 2017
These are fun and simple to make. My boys like these made with just candied cherries. I love the look of red and green mixed together.
Dec 15, 2013
I made these cookies for the first time today, 12/15/13 from my new Taste of Home Christmas recipe book! I DID adjust the recipe since I didn't have dates! I also omitted the walnuts & used about 1 Tbsp. of crushed candy canes/peppermint baking bits (Andes Mints brand peppermint bits), 2/3 cup candied fruit mix & added about 1/2 cup of toffee baking bits! I baked 20 minutes at 300o F! The next time, I just might use sweetened flaked coconut instead of the walnuts! This recipe was really good and I plan on using it again! I don't usually make meringue kisses like this, but when I sampled a couple of these kisses, it was like biting into air-they were so puffy & light and really pretty, too! The recipe made about 4 dozen cookies! Thank you, Jo Ann Blomquist, for this recipe! delowenstein
Dec 19, 2012
They were so easy to make and turned out exactly as pictured. I took an entire batch to my parents, and they LOVED them.