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Peppermint Meringues (woman's Day 12/92)

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Servings: 24
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Low-Fat/Low-Cal / Snacks

2  lg  Egg whites, room temp
1/8  ts  Salt
1/8  ts  Cream of tartar
1/2  c  Sugar
2    Peppermint candies, crushed

Arrange oven racks to divide oven in thirds. Heat to 225 deg f. Line two cookie sheets with foil. In a large bowl, beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until peaks appear. Gradually add sugar and beat at medium speed for 5 to 6 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle with crushed candy. Bake 1 1/2 hours. Meringues should look dry and white. Turn off oven. Keep door ajar and let meringues cool. Loosen from foil with metal spatula. Store loosely covered in a dry place. Makes about 48 meringues each = 0 g fat. Each meringue: 13 calories, 0 g fat.

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