Meringue kisses are healthy sweets rich in proteins, nut free, gluten free and less than 10 calories a cookie. Guilt free sweets for your cravings! Easy simple recipe for anyone to try.
Pretty coloured mini meringues are simple yet so adorable.
Can be used as
- a snack – it has a long shelf life and useful when you have unexpected guests
- a perfect gift when wrapped
- a lovely touch to the table setting
If you’ve never had one, meringues are light, airy cookies with crisp interiors.
- 3 large egg whites
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup fine sugar
- 5 drops flavorall
- 2/3 drops of food colour (optional)
Makes approximately 60 small cookies/ 40 medium cookies/ 30 big cookies
Place egg whites and salt into a bowl of electric mixer and start whisking at high speed until the eggs start to stiffen (this process will take 5-7 mins). Then add sugar, 1 tbsp at a time making sure that it is incorporated well into the fluffy mixture. Next add flavorall and continue whisking until the meringue becomes stiff and glossy. Invert the bowl upside down to test the mixture isn’t dropping down. When this happens, you are ready to bake the cookies. Fold a few drops of colour (I used Wilton Cake Decorating rose) into the mixture.
You can drop the mixture with a spoon on a cookie sheet or use a star tip in a pastry bag and make cookies which will surely impress people around you!
Bake for 1 hour in a preheated oven at 230 degree. Once the timer goes off, turn off the oven and DO NOT open the oven door. Keep the cookies inside the oven until oven has completely cooled down. This will take around 2-3 hours. Patience is the key! Once you feel oven is completely cooled remove the cookies and enjoy meringue kisses.
I wanted to experiment something different and this is one snack my kids and husband are eating for the past 2 weeks with the perfect hint of strawberry! According to my younger son, “this is a sweet bite of crunch that just melts in my mouth!”
1 cookie has 10g calories, 0 Fat, 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 2g carbohydrates, 0.3g proteins which is just perfect to beat all the sweet cravings!
Sharing with family
Growing up I always associated December with colours, festivities and family reunions. Our friends and families abroad would visit and share gifts of joy with each other. Family gatherings, weddings and all sorts of fun times would be happening every day. Meeting the same set of people every day for a month and not getting bored of late night chai sessions would be so much fun! Thanks to whatsapp I enjoy all those gatherings virtually now! But the feeling of not being surrounded by them physically sometimes make me sad ! This year particularly I felt like doing something for them! And guess what, I did something crazy but miraculously it reached in one piece to my family! Yes – sent my #holidaycookies to them and you can’t believe those cookies travelled continents and reached in one piece to all my loved ones! This was indeed the best sharing I did with my peeps this year! Thanks to my wonderful friend who took them along!
P.s : a plus point as these cookies are travel friendly!
This was my effort to “bake” myself busy and cherish the wonderful people I was surrounded with.
Do you guys send something special to your loved ones?
This gift idea can be used as a token of love for
- bus drivers
Also can be used as a party favours for
- baby showers
- or weddings
- birth announcement
Mason jars and decorations are all available at @Michaelsstores throughout Canada and USA. Labels can be printed at Staples. Adding your efforts for customization/presentation shows how little things make a big difference.
Guilt free sweets for your cravings!
This centre piece with fairy lights, crystals and red roses gave a complete look to the table.
What kind of healthy treats do you share with your friends?
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