November 29, 2022 36 Comments
This vanilla meringue cookie recipe will win your coronary heart. Not solely is it gluten-free but it surely solely has 5 elements and 9 energy per cookie!
There are so many nice issues about these cookies aside from the actual fact they take a little bit of approach. But, if I can do it, you possibly can! Unlike my Almond Clouds or my frozen chocolate cookie dough recipe, it's a must to pipe the batter (which is a step I might ordinarily keep away from).
These are lovely, they keep recent in a tightly sealed container, and they're low in energy – solely 9 energy per cookie!. That is what occurs if you combine egg whites and sugar (and don’t use any flour or butter).
This is cooking alchemy at its greatest as a result of beating the crap out of egg whites turns them into one thing else solely – meringue.
The first step is to carry your egg whites to room temperature (I put the eggs in heat water for quarter-hour if I neglect to take them out of the fridge). Then you beat them with the vanilla, cream of tartar, and a splash of salt besides tuntil foamy.
You add one tablespoon of sugar at a time when you beat on excessive and also you get essentially the most superb 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 can 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 sort 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 so that they get dry. Store them in an hermetic container (essential).
These do take time, however they don’t take cash and other people love them. Especially these people who find themselves attempting to keep away from the heavier stuff (I'm taking a look at you Christmas fudge).