Bake these delicious cookies when you don't have other plans for the oven, because they'll need three hours at a very low heat to reach just the right white crispness on the outside and a perfect tenderness on the inside. Make sure they don't brown. You can vary the recipe, adding coarsely chopped dried apricots or prunes instead of chocolate chips.
Stiffened, sweetened egg whites can be used for many purposes -- for simple cookies such as these kisses, for vacherin and dacquoise, and as the base of a wedding cake frosting. This recipe is from "Entertaining," by Martha Stewart.
Brown-sugar meringue cookies are guaranteed to please. Pink food coloring causes one (marked with a ribbon) to blush. Heart-shape cutters provide adoring curves. Half of the meringues are flavored with orange zest; the other half are tinted pink and flavored with grapefruit zest.