Chocolate-Mint Meringue Kisses
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate minimorsels
1) Beat egg whites (at room temperature in a large bowl at high speed with an electric mixer) 1 minute. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes). Gently fold in chocolate morsels and peppermint extract.
2) Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Bake at 300° for 35 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; gently remove from wax paper and cool completely on wire racks.
Yield - 3-1/2 dozen
Each cookie = 17 calories, 0.7 grams fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium.
Exchanges = 1/3 Fruit