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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Valentine Meringue Cookies (low fat)

3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup superfine sugar
Red food coloring
Red sprinkles

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking tray with parchment paper.
Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium speed until foamy.
Add cream of tartar and continue beating egg whites until the soft peak stage.
Gradually add sugar, a tablespoon or two at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix until all the sugar has been added and the egg whites are stiff and glossy.
Add a few drops of red food coloring and stir to make the egg whites pink
Drop by the tablespoon onto the parchment-lined baking sheet, or, with the help of a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, make heart shape meringues -- spoon the meringue inside the cookie cutter, and push down with the spoon as you lift the cookie cutter, then repeat for each cookie.
Bake for 1 hour. Switch off oven, and leave in the oven for 2-3 hours
Makes about 24-30 cookies
Per cookie: Calories 26, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 8mg, Carbohydrate 6.2g, Fiber 0g, Protein 0.4g

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