Lemon Meringue Cookies

Cut the Calories Cookies

GMA Recipes Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This Recipe for Lemon Meringue Cookies is from Good Morning America's "Cut the Calories Cookbook" and makes about two dozen cookies.


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment and set aside.

    Beat egg whites and salt in small bowl at high electric-mixer speed until frothy. With mixer still at high speed, add sugar gradually and continue beating until meringue peaks stiffly (about 4 minutes). Beat in vanilla, then by hand fold in lemon zest.

    Drop meringue from rounded teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Set in oven, immediately turn oven off, and let cookies remain in the oven for 2 hours (you can leave them in overnight)

    Peel meringue off parchment and store in airtight container.

    Note: A cookie contains 23 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g cholesterol and 17 mg sodium.

    Recipe from Good Morning America Cut the Calories Cookbook c.2000, Hyperion

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: egg whites, vanilla, lemon zest

    Course: Dessert, Cookies

    More Info: Low Fat

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