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Cherry Kisses

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch

Makes

6 dozen

Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically fat-free—is it any wonder these crispy meringue morsels disappear as fast as I can whip them up? Friends and family love them. —Jo Ann Blomquest, Freeport, Illinois
Cherry Kisses Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Facts

2 each: 45 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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