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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 50.6
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Coconut Meringue Cookies

Submitted by: SKYSHOOTER44
Coconut Meringue Cookies

Introduction

These are light, fluffy, and only about 50 calories each! These are light, fluffy, and only about 50 calories each!
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
    2 egg whites
    1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    Dash of salt
    2/3 cup granulated sugar


Directions

Beat egg whites and dash of salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add in sugar while beating until peaks are stiff and glossy.
Fold in coconut.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto greased baking sheet.
Bake at 325*F 18-20 minutes until set and very slightly browned.
Center will still be soft.


Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SKYSHOOTER44.






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  • Incredible!
    95 of 96 people found this review helpful
    These are easy and delicious! I substituted no calorie sugar (Erythritol) instead of the real thing. I got 21 nice size cookies @ 26 calories each. I did chill the bowl and beaters plus turned the oven off when cookies were browned and left them in for a couple of hours. - 12/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    44 of 48 people found this review helpful
    This is a great treat! I have made them a little different by sprinkling dry (flavored, sugar-free) gelatin powder on top of them before putting into the oven. Rasperberry gelatin has been favorite at our house - - 6/16/09

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  • Very Good
    41 of 43 people found this review helpful
    These are great. I followed the recipe except I baked them for 15 minutes then turned the oven off and let them sit for 2-3 minutes. Also, make sure you grease the pan well because they will stick. I can't wait for my friends to try them tonight. Thanks for sharing! - 4/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    36 of 39 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic.... I also used almond instead of vanilla and used splenda instead of sugar. - 4/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 36 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! For a chocolate fix, add 1 TBSP of cocoa powder (adds 1 calorie per cookie). Also, instead of regular coconut, I toasted it before adding to the mix. These are great. I agree about the cooking spray - get them off the tray quickly too. - 8/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    31 of 34 people found this review helpful
    These cookies were a hit at the holidays! I blinked and they were gone. I would recommend them to anyone. Also, when using a convection oven make sure to watch your cookies before the time in the recipe because mine were finished around the 15 minute mark instead of 18-20 - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    30 of 33 people found this review helpful
    First off omg this is the best recipe!! I could have ate them raw no need to cook. I personally used splenda since I had it at the house from the last recipe I did. It was similar to this but with a macadamia halve on top. But let me just say these are better by far no comparsion..yummmy!!! :) - 12/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    So easy to make & good. They look like little white snowballs, so pretty! Makes a great Christmas gift & a great holiday cookie for any holiday by adding some food coloring. I added vanilla while beating whites. Put mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for 15 mins & you'll get great meringue. - 12/17/07

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  • 21 of 25 people found this review helpful
    These cookies are great especially if you're watching those calories. I only used 1/3 C sugar and they were really good. They were really easy. I had another meringue cookie recipe that called for choco chips and chopped nuts but you bake them different. I think you could add those ingreds to this. - 12/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    These were wonderful! Easy to make... add the vanilla in while beating the eggs. I only needed to bake them for 17min in a convection oven. Will definitely make again (even hubby likes them!) - 12/19/07

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  • Very Good
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    These were easy and quick to make. They turned out light and fluffy and delicious. They'll make the perfect Valentine's Day treat with red-dyed coconut sprinkeld on top! - 2/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic little cookies!!! Everybody loved them. I used 1 cup sweetened coconut and 1/2 cup natural coconut. Very good!!! - 4/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    These were SO easy... and Soooo yummy! I will have a meeting this morning and needed to bring some treat - and this was perfect - easy and quick and yummy and I was able to make it and still get in a workout before my meeting!!! Definitely a keeper! Next time I may add a bit of cocoa or something... - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I had never tried a meringue cookie before. These are really good, easy to make and a nice sweet tooth fix. Thanks. - 12/11/08

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  • 10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This is a n excellant variation to a basic recipe that I have used without the coconut: 1) mint flavoring and mini chocolate chips 2) cocoa for a light chocolate treat 3) cocoa + instant espresso for a mocha cookie. - 7/5/09

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  • 9 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I'm wondering where the nutrition information came from for these cookies. I came up with 70 calories per cookie when I calculated it. I used sweetened coconut. Is it supposed to be unsweetened? - 12/27/07

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty!! Mine spread out quite a bit and I took them out of the oven after 14 min. because they were getting brown around the edges, but this was my first meringue attempt. I want to make them again now that I have a feel for the "soft" and "firm" peaks. Thanks for a great recipe! - 12/13/07

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made these cookies and enjoyed them immensely.I also added approxiamately 9 mini chocolate chips which is 20 extra calories to each cookie.Thank you for this recipe. - 12/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wow, these are really delicious. They came out with a slightly firm outside, but soft and chewy inside. I'm planning to take them to a cookie exchange in a couple of weeks. - 12/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Simple and tasty...just what I needed for a coconut fix. I folded in the vanilla with the coconut but probably could have added it earlier? - 7/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These cookies are great!! Super fast to make and I substitued the sugar with Splenda for a less sugary dessert!! - 8/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Melt in your mouth goodness! - 5/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These will definitely help you get your sugar fix. Yum! - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious and so easy to make! Will make again! - 2/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I ate something like that at the hospital when I had just given birth to my first boy, and I couldn't find the recipe!! Thanks a lot! It tastes so good! - 1/19/08

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