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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 0.9
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g

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Meringue Nut Cookies

Submitted by: TABBYKAT75
Meringue Nut Cookies

Introduction

Light and crisp, meringue cookies are so delicious that it's hard to believe that their calorie count is so low — only about 17 calories per cookie in this version. Using cocoa, rather than chocolate, is a major fat-cutter. Light and crisp, meringue cookies are so delicious that it's hard to believe that their calorie count is so low — only about 17 calories per cookie in this version. Using cocoa, rather than chocolate, is a major fat-cutter.
Number of Servings: 36

Ingredients

    1/3 cup walnuts
    1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' (powdered) sugar
    4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    2 large egg whites
    1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Toast walnuts in small skillet, stirring frequently until crisp and fragrant, about 7 minutes. When cool enough to handle, chop coarsely.

2. Sift together 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon on sheet of waxed paper.

3. With electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt in large bowl until stiff peaks form. With rubber spatula, gently fold cocoa mixture into egg whites. Gently fold in nuts.

4. Drop batter by generous teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart. Bake until set, about 20 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack. Dust with remaining 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar just before serving.

5. One serving equals four or five cookies. Store leftovers at room temperature in a tightly sealed container.

Meringues are sensitive to humidity (they'll absorb moisture and become sticky), so it's a good idea to bake them on a fairly dry day. Place the cookies in an airtight container once they've cooled completely. If you live in a humid climate, it's best to seal cookies in a freezer bag and freeze them


Per cookie: Calories 17, fat 0.5 g, saturated fat 0 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 11 mg, carbohydrates 3 g, fiber 0 g, protein 0 g


Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TABBYKAT75.






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