Luscious Lemon Meringue Cookies by Susan Griffin
very very light and airy meringue cookies
piping them from a plastic baggie onto the parchment paper
this is what i used....plus 8 regular large egg whites
when you bite into them, they are light and airy and then melt on your tongue!!
1 packet Knox unflavored Gelatine
1 packet of unsweetened Lemonade KoolAid
1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw Powder
8 egg whites at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1.Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Cut off a tiny corner of a gallon-size re-sealable plastic bag
3. In a small bowl, mix together the gelatin, lemonade dry mix and the Stevia. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat the egg whites with cream of tartar and sea salt until stiff peaks form. As you beat the egg whites, gradually add the gelatin mixture, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Spoon the fluffy mixture into the prepared plastic bag, and gently squeeze and twist the bag to force the meringue mixture to the tip. (Do not seal bag, so that air can escape.)
4. Squeeze the bag to place dollops of meringue mixture about 2-3 inches tall onto the parchment paper.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are set and dry, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Do not open oven door while baking. At end of baking time, turn off oven, open oven door, and allow the cookies to slowly cool in the oven or if you are like me and can’t wait, cool them on a cookie rack!! Store the cookies in an airtight container.
Makes 30 cookies
5 cookies equals 34 calories, and 0 fat, 2 carbs, 2 sugars (YES there are carbs and sugar in stevia) and 6 grams protein!!
REVIEW: these were really easy to make, baked perfectly, this is my first try...they are very light and airy with a medium lemony taste...you can substitute the raspberry jelly packet for the first 3 ingredients...and with the many flavors of koolaid...i wonder which flavor to try next!!!
satisfied a sweet and crunchy desire...without a dent in the days allotment of nutritional intake!!! hmmmm i think lime might be good too!!!