Low Carb Flavored Meringue Cookies

Low Carb Flavored Meringue Cookies

Alisa in TX 1

"A very light and airy low carb treat that satisfies any sweet tooth. You are able to change the flavor to suit your taste. The secret is sugar-free gelatin! This is an easy recipe and they bake up beautiful every time. My son enjoys strawberry. He says they taste like cotton candy!"

Ingredients 2 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 8 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 8 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cut about 1/4 inch off a corner of a heavy gallon-size resealable plastic bag, and push a large-size cake decorating tip (such as a star tip) into the opening. The fit should be tight.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the gelatin mix with the sugar substitute. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar and salt until stiff peaks form. As you beat the egg whites, gradually add the gelatin mixture, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Spoon the fluffy mixture into the prepared plastic bag, and gently squeeze and twist the bag to force the meringue mixture to the decorating tip. (Do not seal bag, so that air can escape.)
  4. Squeeze the bag to place golf-ball size dollops of meringue mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. For a decorative effect, twist and lift as you place the cookie on the sheet, to make a pretty shape.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are set and dry, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Do not open oven door while baking. At end of baking time, turn off oven, open oven door, and allow the cookies to slowly cool in the oven before removing from baking sheets. Store in airtight container.
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I made this last night – my very first attempt at meringue cookies. They turned out well! I only made a half batch since there’s no way I’d eat 4 dozen. I used Splenda and cherry no-sugar gelatin mix. Here are my notes: (1) I didn’t have parchment paper, but I put them on baking stones and they worked just fine. (2) I had a terrible time with piping them onto the stones, but that’s a testament to my own inexperience with piping, I suspect. (3) I made them smaller than the size suggested and it’s a good thing because these are VERY sweet. They actually do taste a little like cotton candy, as advertised. (4) I shortened the baking time since I had smaller cookies, and took them out of the oven without waiting for them to cool because I was out of time to wait for them. They’re a little crackled, but still just fine. These ended up being bright neon pink sweet, crumbly treats. I read that sugar substitutes wouldn’t let the egg proteins get the stiffness that they need for a proper meringue and, since this is my first try, I’m not sure if maybe it should have gotten more stiff than it did. But it seemed to work out well in the end and they taste delicious!


I added the entire box of geletin with the one cup of splenda. I also added 2 tsp of vanilla. I folded in 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips at the end. I set the oven at 200 and baked for 3 hours then turned it off and let rest in the oven for another hour....Wow these are delicous! No one would ever know they had spleda in them. Granted the chocolate chips added some cals to it, but 2 - 3 chips per cookie is nothing. I can't wait to make with other jello flavors!!!

Tracy Burton

I just made these, with a couple of small changes; I didn't have sugar free gelatin mix, so one batch I used instant decafe coffee, then made a second batch - divided in half...one half I added fresh grated tangelo (like an orange) rhind, then the second half of the batch, I used poppy seeds and pure almond extract to replace the gelatin flavoring. The batters were delish, still waiting on them coming out of the oven, I can hardly wait to try them cooked!