When my brother got married last May, my mother made sure to give his bride a copy of this recipe. Any flavor of gelatin may be used in this recipe. They're light, airy and if you use a citrus flavored gelatin they have a refreshing tang.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (125 degrees C). Line baking sheets with brown paper.

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  • In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar, salt, and gelatin, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in vinegar and chocolate chips if desired. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, then turn the oven off and leave cookies in for an additional 20 minutes or until they dry out. Cool completely before removing from the paper.

Nutrition Facts

63.3 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11.6g 4% DV; fat 2.1g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 22.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
I made a double batch of these tonight with a lemon gelatin, they are so good, I definetly think they will be a favorite to make many times at our house:) I did not have any white vinager but they still came out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2004
Forget the vinegar! I only used half the vinegar called for in this recipe and they still tasted of it! Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
I made a double batch of these tonight with a lemon gelatin, they are so good, I definetly think they will be a favorite to make many times at our house:) I did not have any white vinager but they still came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
These are great. I had been buying meringue cookies at the grocery store for $5 a package--these are so much cheaper to make and taste a lot better!! I suggest making them before bed and leaving them to dry until morning (don't forget to turn off the oven!!), because mine were not dryed out after 20 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2004
Forget the vinegar! I only used half the vinegar called for in this recipe and they still tasted of it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
I've been looking for my Mom's recipe for these! She used to use cherry Jello and made half with maraschino cherry bits and half with mini chocolate chips. Same recipe right down to using brown paper bags instead of parchment! Thanks for posting this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
I left out the vinegar based on the other reviews but they turned out way too sweet for our liking. My 5 year old wouldn't even eat them. My 2 year old devoured them though so I guess it's all about personal taste. Left them overnight in the oven too. The fruity (1 batch raspberry 1 cherry) taste was quite a bit too strong so I think less gelatin would fix both problems. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2013
I have made these for at least 20 years. They are always requested at Christmas as a family favorite. Now my daughter makes them for her children. Keep the baking temp at 250 or they will brown. I bake them for 30 min. and then shut off the oven and let them dry completely-- until the oven is cool. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
Omitted the vinegar...but...otherwise prepared the recipe as directed. Used strawberry jello...They were so pretty and so good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2004
I made 2 batches of these cookies. One lime and one raspberry. The lime ones turned out good with a nice light flavor but the raspberry ones were heavy. Both were salty and neither took 20 minutes to dry out. It was more like 6 or 7 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
Great stuff! I used cherry gelatin and omitted the vinegar...they were great on the Valentine's Day treat table. Read More
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