Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lemon meringue cookies

Wendy posted her recipe for egg white cookies on facebook earlier in the week.  I realized that what she posted was like a meringue cookie & went in search.  I emailed the link to this recipe to her & Sandi but have since found another & thought I should share with everyone (what was I thinking)!!!


Lemon Merenges


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar – use sugar substitute of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest


1.      Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2.      In a large clean glass or metal bowl, whip the egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until they can hold a soft peak. Gradually sprinkle in the sugar while continuing to whip to stiff peaks. Fold in the lemon zest. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.

3.      Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they peel off of the sheet without resistance. Cool on wire racks, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Of course, I’m starving & craving sugar now…but don’t they sound good.  I’m going to make the chocolate cookies to bring on my trip.




Deborah L. Laks, Office Manager

421st Combat Training Squadron

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst NJ

609-754-7211 (DSN 650)



Wennndy said...

That's a lot of sugar (or sugar substitute) for 4 little egg whites -- which isn't even a full serving of protein for most of us! OMG. WOW! I bet they are sweeeeeeeeeet.

Deb said...

Yeah I meant to type in that I probably wouldn't use all that sweetner, that would be REALLY sweet!

Laura said...

Have a great time on your trip, Deb!

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