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"These were a favorite when my children were little and now the grandchildren request them when we visit.

"Because two egg yolks equal one egg, I usually make chocolate chip, brownies, or other cookies at the same time.

"My mother made these for my sister and me when she had leftover egg whites, but, of course, there were no chocolate chips invented yet. And she kept the oven on, so they were sometimes light tan in color and were called meringues."

Ingredients

2 egg whites
1/2 cup tiny chocolate bits
2/3 cup sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whip egg whites until stiff. Add sugar very slowly and beat until mixture stands in peaks. Stir in chocolate bits. Drop on ungreased baking sheets.

Put in preheated oven and turn off immediately. Forget them for 5 hours or overnight. Do not peek! Makes 48 cookies.

Margaret Sinkhorn
East Moline




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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