Santa's Whiskers II
  These are left in the oven overnight.

    2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  1 Beat egg whites to a froth with cream of tartar and salt. Gradually add sugar.
  2 Beat at medium speed for 10 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  3 Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Place in an oven preheated to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). TURN OFF heat as soon as you put the cookies in. Leave in closed oven overnight.
Makes 4 dozen