Cherry Pecan Meringue Cookie Recipe

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Cherry Pecan Meringue cookies are a wonderful delicious low-calorie cookie that will help to help satisfy your sweet tooth.

Recipe and photo from Everyday Food Magazine and Martha Stewart Living.

Cherry Pecan Meringue Cookies

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Cherry Pecan Meringue Cookies Recipe:

Recipe Type: Cookies, Christmas Cookie, Cherries, Eggs, Diet
Yields: about 36 cookies
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 2 hr


4 egg whites, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line non-stick baking sheets with parchment paper or use the Silpat sheets to prevent the cookies from sticking.

In a large bowl using your electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. While beating, add salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.

Still beating, very gradually (1 tablespoons at a time) add sugar to egg whites. Continue to beat until sugar has dissolved and stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently fold in dried cherries and pecans. Check out How To Make A Perfect Meringue.

Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto prepared non-stick baking sheets, spacing about 1-inch apart.

Bake, switching baking sheets halfway through, until meringues are dry, about 2 hours. Remove from oven and let cool completely on the baking sheets. NOTE: Don't bake on a humid day, or your meringues may not dry.

Meringues can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days.

Yields 36 cookies.

Cherry Pecan Meringue Cookies - Nutritional Information

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Item Amount Fat Grams Calories WW Points
egg whites 4 0 68 1.5
sugar 1 cup 0 768 15.8
dried cherries 1/3 cup .5 160 2
pecans 1/3 cup or 1 oz 20.4 200 4
Recipe Totals 20.9 1196 165.5

Recipe yields 36 cookies

Each Cookie Totals - .6 Fat Grams, 33 calories, .4.6 WW Points

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