Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe | So Nourished (2024)

This recipe is so YUM!

We all know about lemon meringue pie- it is one of the best pies out there! So light and fluffy yet bursting with fresh lemon flavor. However, sometimes you just don't have time to make a whole pie. Or maybe you don't want to have an entire pie in your kitchen, tempting you to eat slice after slice. Or, perhaps, you are on a keto diet and need a new option to replace that carb-filled lemon meringue pie that you love so much. But what are the other options for achieving the same great flavor with half of the effort while still sticking to a keto diet? Lemon meringue cookies are the bite-size version of your favorite pie that you've been waiting on. This recipe is just too good to pass up! Did we mention it is also low-carb? Are you drooling yet?

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You'll be amazed that only a few ingredients are required to whip this up. Eggs, cream of tartar, erythritol, vanilla, lemon juice, and butter is all it takes to make these beautiful cookies. What is also great is that the recipe makes about 18 cookies so you will have plenty to serve at a dinner party or just some extra to have on hand for yourself. After eating one, you are definitely going to want more…

While the cookies are quick to put together, there is about one hour and twenty minute cook time, but I promise it's worth every second! You need that long cooking time to help the meringue part of the cookies get nice and crispy. The result is a perfectly formed cookie that's ready to be topped with lemon curd. Plus, you'll be happy to learn that this keto-friendly dessert only has 60 calories! Can life get any sweeter?

Speaking of sweetness, there's no sugar added to this recipe! You'll get plenty of sweetness from the powdered erythritol, which happens to be much sweeter than regular white sugar. Erythritol is a natural, zero-carb sweetener that should definitely be one of your pantry staples. You can use it in almost any instance where you use to use sugar. The powdered version is especially great as it dissolves quickly, giving you sweetness with no grit.

The pop of lemon in the recipe really brings it all together and is what makes these cookies taste exactly like that lemon meringue pie you love. You just can't go wrong with this refreshing little treat!

When is the perfect time to enjoy these cookies? You guessed it–anytime! While the flavors can be enjoyed year-round, nothing says warmer weather like lemon meringue! Serve these up as an afternoon snack or pack them up for your next picnic! Either way, you're sure to appreciate the goodness right down to the very last crumble.

Whip up a batch of these fantastic cookies if you really want to WOW your guests. Keep in mind; the recipe makes 18 cookies which are ideal for feeding a crowd. Share with your family and friends and don't be surprised when they want the recipe! Even people who don't follow the keto diet will want to know how to make this. It's just that good!

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Macros per serving:
• 60 Calories
• 5g of Fat
• 2g of Protein
• 1g of Net Carbs

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Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

Votes: 22
Rating: 4.77
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Macros per serving:
• 60 Calories
• 5g of Fat
• 2g of Protein
• 1g of Net Carbs

  • CourseDessert, Snack
Servings
18
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
80 minutes
Servings
18
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
80 minutes

Servings:

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F and line two baking sheets with parchment.

  2. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl on medium speed.

  3. Add ½ cup powdered erythritol and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form then beat in the vanilla.

  4. Spoon the egg whites into a piping bag and pipe onto the baking sheets in 2-inch discs.

  5. Pipe a second layer of egg white onto each disc, creating a nest in the middle.

  6. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes then turn off the oven and let cool for 3 hours until dry.

  7. Combine the whole eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, and the remaining erythritol in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.

  8. Stir in the butter and cook until the mixture thickens.

  9. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer into a medium bowl then cover with plastic touching the curd and chill until the meringues are dry.

  10. Spoon the lemon curd into the meringues and serve.

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Dr. Rosmy Barrios, MD is an aesthetic medicine specialist whose work focuses on patients who are treated for obesity, metabolic syndrome, and other weight-related issues through nutritional analysis, keto diet programs, and supporting medications.

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