If you're looking for some lighter cookie options for the holidays, then these fat free Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Cookies will surely fit the bill. Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, they make a tasty sweet and minty morsel.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup bakers (ultrafine) sugar
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use silicone mats. In a small bowl, sift together the cocoa powder and sugar. In a large bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add the cocoa mixture one tablespoon at a time, mixing between additions. Add peppermint extract and mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonful on to baking sheets. Place in the oven for 1 hour. Turn off oven and leave door slightly open. Leave meringues for at least 2 hours or overnight. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: Approx 30 meringue cookies.
Per cookie: Calories 15, Calories from Fat 0g, Cholesterol, 0mg, Sodium 1mg, Carbohydrates 3.5g, Fiber 0.1g, Protein 0.3g