Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas cookies under 13 calories!?!

Yes, friends. I've found a super easy, totally delicious holiday treat that has only 12.5 calories per sweet and pepperminty piece. Try these out at your next cookie exchange (mine are going to rock tonight's Christmas cookie battle) or take them to the office for a nice, not naughty, snack.

Candy Cane Meringues

You'll need:
2 egg whites
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
2 peppermint candy canes

What to do:
-Preheat oven to 225 degrees
-beat together egg whites, salt and cream of tarter until soft peaks form (about 2 minutes)
-gradually beat in sugar until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes)
-fold in crushed candy canes
-put mixture into a ziplock bag and cut one of the corners
-pipe mixture until cookie sheets lined with parchment paper
-bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes and the turn the oven off and let set over night


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