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       Title: ANISE MERINGUE KISSES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 servings
  
       3    Egg whites
     1/8 ts Cream of tartar
     1/2 c  Sugar
   1 1/2 ts Ground anise seeds
  
   The flavor of anise in these light cookies makes them
   a great after- dinner dessert. Some people prefer the
   center to be soft and chewy, but if you prefer the dry
   melt-in-your-mouth type of meringue, turn off the oven
   and, with the door closed, let them stand 30 minutes
   to an hour. These cookies are generally baked on
   parchment paper, but we have found that regular bond
   paper makes a very acceptable substitute. (By Times
   Food Stylists) Beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream
   of tartar and beat to soft peaks. Gradually beat in
   sugar. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Beat
   in anise. Using pastry bag, pipe onto parchment-lined
   baking sheets. Bake at 275 degrees F. 30 minutes.
   Makes about 4 dozen kisses. NOTE: If drier meringue is
   desired, turn off oven and let kisses stand in oven
   with door closed about 1 hour. Each kiss contains
   about: 9 calories; 4 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat;
   2 grams carbohydrates; 0 protein; trace fiber.
  
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