My mother always made these when we were kids. I leave out the artificial coloring and sprinkles that she always put in them, but otherwise it’s almost the same. A batch lasts less than 24 hours in our house. Unfortunately it’s not safe for egg-free people.
3 egg whites
18 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp. red wine or apple cider vinegar or 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. safe vanilla
3/4 c. beet or cane sugar
Beat egg whites with electric mixer (using wire whip if stand mixer) with the vinegar or cream of tartar and the salt until double in volume. Beat in vanilla. Sprinkle in sugar one tablespoon at a time, beating constantly. Meringue should stand in firm peaks (usually takes about 10 minutes to get all sugar incorpoated). Drop by teaspoons onto parchment lined insulated baking sheet. Bake in preheated 275F oven for 30 minutes. This recipe does not work on a humid day!!