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Macaroon Meringue Cookies

Yield 10 cookies.
Go ahead and indulge with these low-fat cookies--5 cookies will count as 1 Starch Exchange and 1 Fat Exchange.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 fat-free saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons semisweet chocolate mini-morsels
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 22
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 0.8 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.5 g
  • carbohydrate 3.7 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 11 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or heavy brown paper; set aside. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Beat egg white at high speed of an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add 1 tablespoon sugar, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes). Fold in cracker crumb mixture.

  3. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake at 200° for 2 hours. Turn off oven. Cool in oven 1 hour with oven door closed. Carefully remove from paper; let cool completely on wire racks.

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