I had such a fun, busy weekend and I have LOTS to post, but I don’t have time to type it all up right now. So I’ll just give you this recipe that I’ve been making for many years. These are low fat and only have a few ingredients. It’s so fun because you can use different colors for different occasions. I made these for my sister Heather’s baby shower, which you will hear more about soon! Mint Meringues
2 egg whites
½ c. sugar
¼ t. cream of tartar
½ t. mint extract
6-8 drops green or red food coloring (optional)
1 c. regular or mini semisweet chocolate chips
Additional chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 200º. Grease WELL 2 baking sheets. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time; continue to beat, scraping bowl occasionally until mixture holds stiff, glossy peaks. Add mint extract and mix for 30 seconds. Add food color and mix for another 30 seconds. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Drop meringue mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Decorate tops of cookies with additional chocolate chips, if desired. Bake until outsides of cookies are dry and set, about 1 hour. Cookies should not turn brown. Let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to racks and let cool completely. Store airtight.
Yield: About 3 dozen
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