Growing up, my mom used to make meringue cookies called Forgotten Kisses. They are airy, crunchy but not too crunchy and full of chocolate chips. She would sometimes add some mint flavoring to them too. These have always been one of my favorite treats. So a few weeks ago when the stores began stocking the shelves with holiday candy, I saw that Hershey's had come out with Mint Chocolate Truffle Kisses. I knew I needed to do something with them and the first thing that came to mind were the Forgotten Kisses that I have always drooled over.
So here's my take on my mom's Forgotten Kisses...Mint Chocolate Meringue Surprises. Enjoy!
Mint Chocolate Meringue Surprises
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup fine sugar
1 package Hershey's Mint Chocolate Truffle Kisses
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In mixer bowl, beat egg whites on medium-low until foamy.
Add cream of tartar. Continue to mix until the egg whites form soft peaks.
Unwrap chocolate kisses and set aside.
Drop egg whites by spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet. Put one chocolate kiss in the center of each egg white dollop.
Add more egg whites on top of chocolate kiss, sealing the kiss inside.
Bake at 200 F for about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours. When done, the cookies shouldn't be as bright in color and should remove easily from the parchment paper. Shut off oven and open oven door. Leave cookies in oven for several hours or overnight.
Enjoy the surprise!