Meringue Cookies

(A good way to use up excess egg whites)


3 egg whites                  1 c. sugar

1/4 t. salt                      3/4 c. chopped walnuts

3/4 c. chopped dates (or other dried, candied fruit)


Blend egg whites, sugar, salt, and vanilla inn top of double boiler.  Place over boiling water; beat with rotary beater until mixture stands in stiff peaks, scraping down sides of pan with rubber scraper.  Stir in dates and walnuts. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of

dough on 2 lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300 deg. for 12 -15 min., or until lightly browned.