Meringues

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Optional: 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 450º

Beat egg whites, vanilla, salt in mixing bowl until very foamy. Gradually add sugar while mixing. Beat until stiff peaks like Fluff, but a little softer, and the sugar is all dissolved.

Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

Use a tablespoon to scoop onto lightly greased cookie sheets.

TURN OFF oven and put meringues in. Let sit for 5 hours in cooling oven. 

Notes:

Don’t put meringues too close together as they expand a little.

2.5 recipes (5 egg whites) will fit onto 2 large cookie sheets if not adding chips or nuts.

The key thing to remember is that you’re not so much baking these, it’s more like you’re drying them out.

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