Date-Nut Meringues

Recipe by LaJuneBug
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 42 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1
    dash salt
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1
    cup dates, pitted and snipped
  • 1
    cup walnuts, finely chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 200°F.
  • In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. With the mixer on high speed, beat in salt; then gradually add sugar, about a tableshppon at a time, beating well after each addition, until whites fold stiff, glossy peaks.
  • Add vanilla and beat for 1 minute. Fold in dates and walnuts.
  • Drop meringue mixture by rounded teaspoonfulls onto well-greased cooking sheets, spacing cookies about 1 inch apart. Bake in a 200°F oven for 1 hour or until outside is dry and set; cookies should not turn brown.
  • Let cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to racks and let cool completely. Store airtight.
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