Thursday, December 26, 2013

Leftover Candy Canes = 9 calorie cookies!

Whatcha going to do with all of those pesky leftover
candycanes? Why not turn them into a low calorie, low fat cookie? The deliciously
light Candy Cane Meringue Cookie recipe below will make 36 cookies and have
less than 10 calories each…WHAT?! 

Seriously. Check it out.

What you need:

  • 2 Candy Canes

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 egg whites from large eggs (at room temp is best)

  • 1/8 tsp lemon juice

  • Pinch Cream of Tarter

  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

What to do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 225 degrees

  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper

  3. Place candy canes in a plastic bag and crush them into a
    fine-ish powder.

  4. Beat egg whites, lemon juice, cream of tarter and salt until
    soft peaks are formed.

  5. While beating, slowly add in sugar and continue beating
    until firm peaks are formed.

  6. Either pipe (from plastic bag or piping bag) or drop by the
    spoonful onto the parchment paper.

  7. Cook in pre-heated oven for 90 minutes

  8. Turn oven off, crack oven door and let cool in oven

  9. Store in sealed containers.


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