Almond Meringue Cookies

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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 24  
Amount Per Serving
Calories20Total Fat1 g
Cholesterol16 mgSodium18 mg
Total Carbs1 gProtein1 g


  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 packets Sweet'N Low® zero calorie sweetener
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped


Place a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 225° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar, and salt until they form soft peaks. Sprinkle on the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. When the whites resemble marshmallow, add the Sweet'N Low, and beat to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the almond extract and nuts just until combined. Using 2 tablespoons, drop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in walnut-size mounds, spacing them 1 inch apart. Use the back of a spoon to smooth and shape the cookies, if desired.

Bake the cookies for 2 hours. Turn off the oven and let the cookies sit in the unopened oven for 1 hour, or until they are crisp all the way through. Lift the cookies from the baking sheet and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Note: Only make these cookies in dry weather. If it is humid, the meringue may not get dry and crunchy.