Also called 'sonjos' in Portuguese.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
10 snow drops


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar and lemon juice, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.

  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls egg mixture onto a baking sheet, making little peaked mounds.

  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned and dry on the outside yet soft and no longer gooey on the inside, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

For Christmas, mom would add a small drop of red or green food coloring to lightly tint these. Seasonal sprinkles can also be added before baking.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 16.6mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I made it and baked for 20 mins but it became sticky even after letting it cool. What did I do wrong? Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
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Rating: 4 stars
I made it and baked for 20 mins but it became sticky even after letting it cool. What did I do wrong? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent just the way my Avo would make them. We call the Espiros though but the same recipe. I make these on all special occasions my son just loves them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So easy and I love the taste!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
I didn’t like it. It was too sweet for my taste and I didn’t enjoy the flavor. Maybe try and ding more lemon Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I looked at a lot of recipes and I just love these ones great tasting and easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it but had to bake them for 30 minutes before the inside was cooked. Added 1/8 t of lemon zest decadent Read More
Rating: 5 stars
How can these little puffs of air be so addictive? When I saw that this recipe called for so little lemon I couldn't imagine why it was even in there. And when I tasted the batter before baking I didn't taste the lemon at all. But after they were baked that lemon flavor came through ever so slightly. I sprinkled them with multi-colored nonpareils which made them very festive looking. Such easy little delicacies to make and with ingredients I always have. Read More