- Yield 30 pieces
Low-fat and airy, these meringue cookies get added texture from chopped dates.
"This was my grandmother's recipe. It was a family favorite. My brother always asked Granny to make these cookies when we got together for holidays and birthdays."
- 4 egg whites
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 300F.
- Beat egg whites with salt for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar and beat 10 minutes. Fold in dates and nuts, and drop by tablespoons on greased and floured cookie sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Watch-they burn easily.
Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Be sure to add the dates and nuts the last minute before baking or the cookies will become flat rather than fluffy. Sprinkle colored sugar on top, if desired.
– Recipe by B.J. Brown, Oxford, Miss.