Adults: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Together: Line a baking tray with parchment or a silicone sheet.
Together: In a large stand mixer fitted with a whisk, beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form.
Kids: Add the sugar slowly, a few spoonfuls at a time, while beating, until the meringue is stiff and shiny. Add the vanilla.
Together: Using a large spoon, drop tablespoons of meringue onto the prepared baking sheet in the shape of kisses, about two inches apart. Or cut the corner off a large plastic bag, fill with meringue, and squeeze out the kisses.
Kids: Sprinkle with colored sugar and small candy hearts or any edible decorations.
Adults: Lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Bake the meringues for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Adults: Remove from oven, let cool on the tray for 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack and cool completely.
Together: Store in tightly sealed metal container, as a plastic container will make the meringues soggy.
* Recipe makes 30 to 35 kisses. Serving is two per person
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