Nutty meringue kisses

Yield: 32 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Egg whites
¼ teaspoon Lemon extract
¼ teaspoon Almond extract
⅓ cup Sugar
⅔ cup Ground almonds
¼ cup Apricot spreadable fruit

Heat oven to 250. Cover cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or aluminum foil. Beat egg whites and extracts in medium bowl on high speed until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar on high speed 3 minutes. Set bowl over pan of simmering water and beat with hand beater or electric mixer 5 minutes or until double in volume; remove from heat. Beat until mixture is stiff. Fold in almonds, ⅓ cup at a time.

Place meringue in decorating bag fitted with #21 star tip. Pipe sixty-four 1-inch stars onto uncreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Turn off oven; leave in oven with door closed 3 hours. Remove from oven. Cool completely at room temperature. Place 1 teaspoon spreadable fruit on bottoms of half of the meringues. Press bottoms of remaining meringues onto spread to form sandwiches.

Recipe by: Betty Crocker Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #527 by Daphne <djoyce@...> on Mar 20, 1997

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