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Chocolate-Dipped Meringue Christmas Cookies

December 3, 2012


The first time I ever experienced a snowfall was the winter I moved from Mexico to Texas.  It was our first holiday season in the United States and the record-breaking snowfall made it that more special. I was eight years old and mesmerized by the falling flakes that accumulated on our front yard.  I watched them one by one gracefully dance down to form a fluffy white blanket.  Covering old lawn chairs and what was left of what the landlord said were geraniums on the flowerbed.

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We had no furniture, no decorations and no money but us kids didn’t care.  My brother and I danced, twirled as the snow fell and made our first snowman. My little sister, a toddler then, watched us from the window as she giggled and frosted the glass with her breath.

That day, our next-door neighbors, an elderly couple, walked over with a large tray covered with a beautifully embroidered cloth napkin.  They introduced themselves and uncovered the tray, revealing the most beautiful meringue cookies dipped in chocolate.  I had no idea what these little peaks of delight were, but they made me feel welcomed. I love recreating those cookies for my family and friends.  They symbolize so much to me and bring back so many great memories of our first Christmas in the U.S.

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