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6 egg whites 

1 c. sugar

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. vanilla 

2 c. coarsely chopped pecans

Beat one egg white until stiff. Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons sugar. While beating constantly, add another egg white, then 2 tablespoons sugar. Continue until all egg whites are added. Mix remaining sugar with cream of tartar and gradually add to first mixture, beating constantly until very stiff. Fold in pecans and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheets lined with brown paper.  Bake in a 300 degree oven for 25 minutes or until cracked on top, but not browned. 

Put paper on damp surface and remove kisses with sharp knife. Store in airtight containers or freeze in plastic bags until serving time. Makes 4 to 5 dozen. These kisses are somewhat soft and chewy.