Meringue cookies with a surprise inside. A variation of this recipe would be to omit the peppermint extract and add 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans after the stiff peaks form.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 3 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 44 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
In small bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar, peppermint extract (if using) and salt till soft peaks form.
Very gradually add sugar; bet till very stiff peaks form. Drop by tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. With a table knife, bring meringue up over candy.
Bake in 275 degree F (140 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Immediately move to rack to cool.