Meringue Kisses

Put off that New Year’s resolution to eat healthier for a little bit just so you can enjoy these delicious meringue kisses!  Light as air with a nice crunch, these cookies can almost pass as a guilt-free treat.

This recipe from my mom has always been a hit with family and friends.  Just be careful when sharing these cookies with others — they’ll demand you make them again!

Here’s what you’ll need:

4 egg whites
1½ cups sugar
¼ tsp. salt
one 12-oz. pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Cover cookie sheets with brown paper or parchment paper.

Beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar and vanilla until soft peaks form.  Add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop a teaspoonful of batter on paper for each cookie.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until cookies lift easily from paper.  Allow to cool before removing from trays.

If you like an extra crunch, you can add ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans.  Just fold these in when you fold in the chocolate chips.