Chocolate Fudge Meringues
Cream of tartar
Chopped Brazil or Pecans or
Chopped Peppermint Candy
Chopped Candied Cherries
Beat egg whites until foamy. Add salt and cream of tartar; beating
until whites begin to hold their shape. Gradually add sugar; beat
until stiff--but not dry. Add extracts and stir in carefully.
Drop by tsp onto cookie sheet covered with heavy wax paper. Make a
small indention in the center of each cookie with the back of the
spoon and fill with the chocolate fudge mixture; then sprinkle on
nuts. Bake in a preheated slow oven at 300F for about 25 minutes.
Other options are the crushed peppermint candy to sprinkle on (with or
without the chocolate fudge). Slivered dried apricots are nice...
silver drages are nice...those tiny chocolate chips...candied
cherries... lots of ways to dress them up special.