Chocolate Cherry Meringue Cookies

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Ingredients:

¼ cup slivered almonds
1 cup sugar, divided use
5 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup dried cherries, chopped
½ cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
4 large egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract