Recipe #64 - Merry Meringue Christmas Cookies

Thank you to Jane Green, who, in her latest book, Promises To Keep, breaks up the chapters with recipes. Since it is still August, my no-sugar month, I haven't actually made these, but I wanted to post it so I didn't lose the recipe!

Merry Meringue Christmas Cookies

2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candy

Preheat oven to 250.

Beat the egg whites until foamy, add salt and cream of tartar, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until meringue is stiff (ish). Fold in vanilla and rest of ingredients.

Drop by teaspoonfuls, ½ inch apart, on greased baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes. Try not to eat them all before they cool…

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