from Jan D'Atri's Recipe Box

Ingredients
2   egg whites (large - room temperature) 
1/8 teaspoon salt  
2/3 cup sugar  
1  teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or almond extract if desired as substitution) 
1  cup semi-sweet chocolate chips  (Or Ĺ cup chocolate chips and Ĺ cup chopped walnuts or pecans as an option) 
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Makes about 18-24 cookies.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat. (If you donít have parchment paper or Silpat, lightly grease and flour baking sheets.)

Beat egg whites, salt and sugar together until stiff peaks form. (This may take a little while, depending on the power of your mixer.)

Fold in the vanilla or almond extract, chips and nuts. Drop by heaping teaspoonful onto lined cookie sheets.

Place the cookies into the preheated oven, shut the door and count to 60. Turn the oven off immediately. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR. Let cookies sit in the oven for 3 hours or overnight.

Makes about 18-24 cookies.

NOTE FROM JAN:  Have you put together a family cookbook? Iíd love know about it or you can send me a couple of your favorite recipes and stories to jan@jandatri.com.  My kitchen is always open, so I canít wait to hear from you!

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