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Innocent Meringue Cookies

A dessert doesn’t get much more innocent than this. At only 23 calories per cookie, these are light, sweet and guilt free. 

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Innocent Meringue Cookies

Sweet, light and low calorie, these puffs are a dream dessert.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: egg whites
Servings: 36
Calories: 23kcal


  • piping bag


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 200°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • When separating the eggs, be very careful not to get any yolks into the the mix. This would prevent the whites from forming a meringue.
  • Whisk the egg whites, cream of tarter and salt on a medium speed until foamy.
  • Whisking on high, slowly add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Whisk in between tablespoons until sugar dissolves completely, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Once the meringue is glossy it is ready. Scoop into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  • Fill the baking sheet with one inch swirls. They can be closely piped together.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 200°. Turn off the oven, but leave the meringues in for an additional two hours.
  • Enjoy!


Sodium: 38mg | Sugar: 6g | Potassium: 5mg | Calories: 23kcal | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 6g

For every innocent man, there is a guilty one.

Balance this sweet cookie with my decadent

Guilty Double Fudge Brownies.

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