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Air or Meringue Cookies

3 Egg whites
1/4 teaspoon Cream of tartar
3/4 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Cocoa

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in large mixing bowl until foamy.
Add sugar, 1 T. at a time. Beat at highest speed until stiff and glossy. Do NOT under beat. Remove 3/4 c. meringue to small mixing bowl; set aside.

Stir cocoa into meringue in large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Drop cocoa flavored meringue by level measuring tablespoon, about 1 1/2 inches apart, onto aluminum foil lined baking sheets. Make small indentation in center of each with top of teaspoon.

Spoon 1/2 teaspoon reserved plain meringue into each indentation. Bake at 275 degrees for 25 minutes. Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven with door closed for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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