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“Boo”-rrific Kisses

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

The Taste of Home Test Kitchen turned cute meringue cookies into these whimsical kisses, perfect for Halloween. With just 15 calories, each little treat can be enjoyed guilt-free! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
"Boo"-rrific Kisses Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Orange food coloring, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add extracts and vinegar; 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 sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Beat in food coloring if desired.
  2. Transfer the meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a #10 round tip. Pipe 1-1/2-in.-diameter ghost shapes onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Add 2 chips on each for eyes.
  3. Bake at 250° until set and dry, 40-45 minute. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven for 1 hour. Carefully remove from parchment. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 meringue: 15 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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