Cocoa-Almond Meringue Cookies

These light, tasty cookies are only 26 calories apiece, making them the perfect sweet treat if you’re watching your waistline. Wrap up a batch in a festive box and you’ll have an easy, homemade holiday surprise.

Taste of Home Magazine, December/January 2011

 

Cocoa-Almond Meringue Cookies
Cocoa-Almond Meringue Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
3dozen cookies 20minutes 50minutes + standing
Servings Prep Time
3dozen cookies 20minutes
Cook Time
50minutes + standing
Ingredients
Servings: dozen cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Servings: dozen cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add the extracts, cream of tartar and salt; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Fold in 1/4 cup cocoa. Place mixture in a pastry or heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner of bag. Pipe meringue in 2-in. circles onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 50-60 minutes or until set and dry. Turn off oven; leave cookies in oven for 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Dust cookies with remaining cocoa. Carefully remove from parchment paper. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

One cookie equals 26 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fibre, 1 g protein.