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Key Largo Coral Meringue Cookies

 
Key Largo Coral Meringue Cookies
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These light yet yummy meringue cookies are fluffy in the insdie, slightly chewy and crispy on the outside. No flour in it, just egg whites with sugar make these amazingly addictive meringue cookies.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

2

hrs

Ready

8

hrs

Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

6 large egg whites
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
*
1 ½ cups sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 325℉ (160℃).

Line baking sheets with parchment paper or coated with cooking spray.

In bowl of electric mixer, with whisk attachment, beat egg whites on medium speed until frothy.

Add cream of tartar, and continue to beat for a minute.

Add sugar, a little at a time, increase speed to high and continue to beat until hard peaks form and holds a rough shape. Normally you don't want to over beat, in this case you want very stiff almost dry meringue so when baked it will look like coral rock.

Beat in vanilla extract.

Spoon the meringue onto the prepared baking sheets creating numerous coral rock-like shapes.

Bake for about 5 minutes (until just beginning to color) then reduce heat to 200 degrees F 1½ to 2 hours, rotating the baking sheet from front to back (about half way through) to ensure even baking until they are very light tan in color and very crisp.

Turn off oven, and leave the meringues in the oven to finish drying several hours or overnight.

They will absorb moisture, make sure to store them in air-tight container.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

almost 6 years

We were originally making key lime meringue tartlets. Accidentally we had some leftover whipped egg whites, then we made these coral meringues. They came out surprisingly delicious. Fluffy, light and slightly crunchy in the inside with a bit chew on the outside. We ate them all within about 5 minutes...

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Comments

RecipeDiva
Key Largo, United States
 almost 6 years ago

These look YUMMMMMMY! I might have to try them. It's cold here again so maybe it's a good time to turn the oven on for a long time. :)

Thanks! Key Largo was actually too humid to make these cookies hold the crunchiness. These Meringue Cookies were super tasty yet light. You and your family will love it. Happy Baking :-)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 6 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 63g (2.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1580% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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