Meringue Fruit Drops

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in pecans, dates, and flavorings.

Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes. (Do not overbake.) Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: about 3 dozen.





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