Low Carb Flavored Meringue Cookies

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A very light and airy low carb treat that satisfies any sweet tooth. You are able to change the flavor to suit your taste. The secret is sugar-free gelatin! This is an easy recipe and they bake up beautiful every time. My son enjoys strawberry. He says they taste like cotton candy!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar-free strawberry Jell-O® mix

  • 1 cup granulated no-calorie sugar substitute (such as Splenda®)

  • 6 egg whites at room temperature

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Cut about 1/4 inch off a corner of a heavy gallon-size resealable plastic bag, and push a large-size cake decorating tip (such as a star tip) into the opening. The fit should be tight.

  3. In a small bowl, stir the gelatin mix with the sugar substitute. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar and salt until stiff peaks form. As you beat the egg whites, gradually add the gelatin mixture, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Spoon the fluffy mixture into the prepared plastic bag, and gently squeeze and twist the bag to force the meringue mixture to the decorating tip. (Do not seal bag, so that air can escape.)

  4. Squeeze the bag to place golf-ball size dollops of meringue mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. For a decorative effect, twist and lift as you place the cookie on the sheet, to make a pretty shape.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are set and dry, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Do not open oven door while baking. At end of baking time, turn off oven, open oven door, and allow the cookies to slowly cool in the oven before removing from baking sheets. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

5 Calories
0g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 5
% Daily Value *
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.