Meringue Cookies








So I said you could use your left over egg whites to make meringue cookies so here is my recipe for those.

2 egg whites
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
small sprinkle of salt
chopped nuts, toffee bits or chocolate chips all optional

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (convection 250)

whip up the egg whites with the lemon juice and vanilla until firm
slowly whip in the sugar until shiny
Fold in toffee bits, nuts or chocolate chips if desired

on a parchment lined cookie sheet put rounded tablespoons of the meringue
for a fancier look use a piping bag
bake for about 20 mins or until golden brown

For more fun you can add a food coloring to make different colored meringues

Once cool you can add these to mixed berries and whipped cream for a delicious low fat dessert or you can dip them in melted chocolate or flatten the meringue out before baking and once out of the oven you could make sandwich meringues with frosting (either from the grocery store or home made)

Plain without nuts the recipe makes about 24 and is about 25 calories each!

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