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HALLOWEEN: Spooky Sweets

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 1:50 pm in Cuisine, Halloween.

SpookySweets (Courtesy Nestle) Looking for classroom goodies for a Halloween party? These strawberry-tinged meringue cookies add a little sweetness to the Halloween spook scene – and they’re awfully darn cute.

Makes 12
3 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup NESTLÉ NESQUIK Strawberry Flavor Powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 lollipop sticks
24 NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

PREHEAT oven to 200° F. Lightly grease and flour baking sheets.

BEAT egg whites, salt and cream of tartar in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add Nesquik, sugar and vanilla extract; beat until stiff peaks form and mixture is glossy. Spoon meringue into gallon-size heavy plastic bag, then cut a 1/4-inch wide opening at the tip.

PLACE sticks about 6 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Pipe meringue onto baking sheets into ghostly shapes about 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick, 3- to 4-inches wide and 4- to 6-inches long. To make eyes, lightly press morsels into meringues.

BAKE for 1 hour, 15 minutes or until meringues are firm to the touch. Turn oven off. Allow meringues to cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Slide spatula under meringues to release. Store at room temperature in airtight container for up to 3 days.

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