December 17, 2023 37 Feedback
This vanilla meringue cookie recipe will win your coronary heart. Not solely is it gluten-free nevertheless it solely has 5 components and 9 energy per cookie!
There are such a lot of nice issues about these cookies aside from the very fact they take a little bit of method. However, if I can do it, you’ll be able to! In contrast to my Almond Clouds or my frozen chocolate cookie dough recipe, you must pipe the batter (which is a step I might ordinarily keep away from).
These are stunning, they keep recent in a tightly sealed container, and they’re low in energy – solely 9 energy per cookie!. That’s what occurs if you combine egg whites and sugar (and don’t use any flour or butter).
That is cooking alchemy at its finest as a result of beating the crap out of egg whites turns them into one thing else solely – meringue.
Step one is to deliver your egg whites to room temperature (I put the eggs in heat water for quarter-hour if I overlook to take them out of the fridge). You then beat them with the vanilla, cream of tartar, and a touch of salt besides tuntil foamy.
You add one tablespoon of sugar at a time whilst you beat on excessive and also you get essentially the most wonderful factor – a thick, shiny batter that turns into a stable if you warmth it! How cool is that?
I’ve a stand mixer as a result of my husband purchased it however you are able to do this with a hand mixer – it is going to take longer and your hand would possibly get drained.
I used a star tip and a disposable piping bag – each of which you may get within the baking aisle of your grocery retailer subsequent to the cupcake wrappers – and made cute little circles. It actually isn’t exhausting – I’m horrible at this type of factor and I managed to make those beneath.
Then, you bake them at 250 F for 45 minutes and depart them within the oven with the oven turned off for an hour in order that they get dry. Retailer them in an hermetic container (essential).
These do take time, however they don’t take cash and folks love them. Particularly these people who find themselves making an attempt to keep away from the heavier stuff (I’m you Christmas fudge).