Meringue Kisses I Recipe -
Meringue Kisses I Recipe

Meringue Kisses I

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"These are sometimes called "forgotten cookies" because you make them, put in the warm oven and forget them."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites until frothy; add cream of tartar and salt. Beat on high speed until stiff.
  3. Beat in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add vanilla and fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Place in oven. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven 5 hours. Variation: Add food coloring for festive holiday touch: green for Christmas; pink and yellow for Easter, etc.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2007

For a diet freindly version I used Splenda instead of sugar, left out the chocolate and added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts....taste great, less guilt! Thank you for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 19, 2010

I followed the recipe perfectly but these came out of the oven looking very much like when they went in. They were white and shiny with a very chewy texture and I didn't care for the taste. I put them back in the oven at 350F for 15-20 minutes and they came out much better - dry and crisp on the outside with a little bit of a chewy center. I liked them much better that way. Also, I used grated chocolate instead of chocolate chips.


41 Ratings

May 20, 2003

I think this recipe is really great because it doesn't require very many ingredients and most of which can be found even in a poorly stocked kitchen. The recipe makes plenty so you can share with friends. I brought them to school and everyone went crazy over them. They've got the tempting looks, the chewiness of chewing gum and the taste of marshmallows and chocholate. Plus it melts in your mouth like cotton candy. It was quick cooking since prep time was low. Such a great taste is worth the overnight wait.

Sep 08, 2008

Easy and fabulous. I used 2 tips I found in a review here: I used a piping bag to put the meringues on the baking sheet, and I put them in the turned-off 350 degree for a half-hour and then baked them at 200 degrees for about 45 minutes. Everyone loved the s'mores taste. Perfect!

Dec 17, 2007

after a frustrating flavorless and unattractive batch of meringue from a martha stewart magazine - i turned to all recipes (when am i gonna learn to just come here first - i always do that!) and found this recipe for meringue - i made some without chocolate chips and some with - they are fabulous - texture is great - tomorrow i will add small amounts of chopped chocolate and toasted pecans - thanks!!

Nov 26, 2007

This was really good! They were gone fast! I did not use chocolate chips, and I replaced the vanilla with honey. Everything else was kept the same.

Jun 21, 2010

These are easy and tasty! I made a double batch the first time and it filled 4 cookie sheets and a pizza pan! I used half vanilla and half almond extract, crushed the chocolate chips and cooked them in the turned off 350 oven for 30 mins, then at 200 for 45 mins - they turned out crunchy all the way thru. Next time I will cook them as directed because I'd prefer them a little chewy in the middle.

Aug 24, 2009

I've heard of pie meringues using cream of tartar, but never have used it for just simple meringues. It's unnecessary as long as you have your sugar to egg white ratio correct, add the sugar slowly, and beat the whites to stiff peaks.


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  • Calories
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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