- 3 egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- dash of salt
- 1 cup sugar
- food coloring (optional)
In a mixing bowl beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar and salt; on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, two tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form, about 5-8 minutes. If desired, divide batter in half and fold in food coloring.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 1-1/2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 275F for 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch. Immediately remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: 44 cookies
Taken from The Ultimate Cookie Collection, published in 2006.
(Emmy, does this sound like the one you made in highschool?)