Lemon Meringue Cookies are cookies that my husband absolutely loves – even better than Chocolate Chip Cookies! Each little cookie is like eating a bite size lemon meringue pie. They are a perfect cookie for a summertime treat. They are light yet bursting full of melt-in-your-mouth lemon flavor.
These Lemon Meringue Cookies are a low-fat and gluten-free cookie that men seem to really love. Do not make egg white meringues on a rainy or really humid day. Meringue is mostly air and if that air contains a lot of water, it will likely cause your meringue to fail.
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Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe:
Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe
1 (.3-ounce) package sugar-free lemon gelatin*
1 cup super-fine or Baker's sugar
6 egg whites, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
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Granulated or powdered gelatin, gelatin sheet, or instant gelatin can be used interchangeably in your recipes.
In order to achieve the correct results when preparing recipes includes gelatin, you must be able to handle gelatin properly and incorporate it correctly.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine the lemon gelatin and sugar together.
In a large bowl using your electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. While beating, add salt and cream of tartar. Add the gelatin/sugar mixture to the egg whites gradually (a tablespoon at a time) while beating; beat to stiff peaks. Check out How To Make A Perfect Meringue.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto non-stick baking sheets.
Bake 90 minutes; turn off the oven, open the door slightly (secure with a wooden spoon), and allow cookies to cool in the oven. Remove from oven and store in a tightly covered (airtight) container.