Ingredients: (Yield: 6 dozens)
- 4 egg whites
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/3 cup chopped candied cherries
Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and the sugar is dissolved. Fold in the walnuts, dates and cherries.
Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 20-30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.