Breadcrumb Meringues

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 4 egg whites
  • Dash of Salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a medium mixing bowl until foamy; add salt. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in breadcrumbs, pecans and vanilla.

Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350° fir 15 minutes. Remove from waxed paper, and cool on wire racks.

Yield: 7 dozen.


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