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Meringue Cookies Recipe

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Looking for an easy Meringue Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Meringue Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jeannihall

Makes 50 servings



Airy, crispy baked meringue puffs that crunch as you bite into them, then melt away on your tongue. HIGHLY addictive, and entirely FODMAPs friendly. Simple to make, but you have to be patient with the slooooow, low heat baking times. Or check the net for alternative baking instructions that might be shorter.

Recipe Ingredients for Meringue Cookies

3 large Egg, White
1/4 tsp Leavening Agents, Cream Of Tartar
1 cup Sugars, Granulated
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 dash Salt, Table

Recipe Directions for Meringue Cookies

  1. Separate egg whites, reserve yolks or discard, as desired. Let egg whites come to room temperature (approx 45 minutes to 1 hour).

  2. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Cover 2 cookie sheets with brown paper or parchment paper. (Don't use wax paper).

  3. In large mixing bowl, combine egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla and salt. Beat egg whites on medium speed for approximately 2 minutes - until soft peaks form when you test with spatula (the peaks will fall over and it still resembles frothy foam). Increase mixing speed to high, add sugar about a tablespoon full at a time to allow it to dissolve slowly into the egg whites, beating for approximately 7 minutes, until very stiff peaks form. The peaks will stand straight up, and the egg whites will look solid white and almost glossy. Also, rub a bit of the meringue between your fingers - if it feels gritty, continue beating a bit longer to fully incorporate the sugar and allow it to dissolve.

  4. Using 2 spoons or a piping bag with a tip, portion into approximately 1.5 inch mounds about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets.

  5. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 3 hours. If they start to brown, turn the oven down a bit. When you turn the oven off, allow the meringues to sit in the oven as it cools off, even overnight perhaps, to finish entirely drying out. This makes sure they're very light and crisp when you put them away, and won't have moisture to ruin them when you store them. Store them in an airtight container or zipped plastic storage bag.

Categories

Eggs, Dessert, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 6.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
16
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.0g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
7mg
0%
Potassium
7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
4.0g
1%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
0.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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