Meringue Kisses I

These are sometimes called "forgotten cookies" because you make them, put in the warm oven and forget them.

Original recipe makes 1 dozen


2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites until frothy; add cream of tartar and salt. Beat on high speed until stiff.
  3. Beat in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add vanilla and fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Place in oven. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven 5 hours. Variation: Add food coloring for festive holiday touch: green for Christmas; pink and yellow for Easter, etc.


Calories: 81 kcal
Carbohydrates: 14.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 2.8 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 1 g
Sodium: 43 mg