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Raspberry Meringue Kisses

by Lisa
(Ann Arbor, MI)

Raspberry Meringue Kissses - Perfect for Valentine's Day

Raspberry Meringue Kissses - Perfect for Valentine's Day

These are fun little cookies to make for Valentine's Day, since they are such a beautiful pink color, which is exactly what I am doing this year.

I've made them before and veryone really enjoyed them. They are crispy on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside, and bursting with raspberry flavor. And they are low in calories with just 16 calories per meringue kiss.

Raspberry Meringue Kisses Recipe

Ingredients
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin (such as Jell-O)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Instructions

Position one oven rack in the top third of the oven and the other rack on the bottom third of the oven.

Preheat the oven to 275F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, until frothy, about 30 seconds.

Turn the mixer speed to high and pour in the gelatin and then the sugar in a slow, steady stream. Continue to beat until the egg whites are stiff and shiny about 5 minutes.

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the vanilla.

Drop tablespoonfuls of the meringue spaced about 1-1/2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake the meringues until the are firm on the outside but still soft on the inside, about 30 minutes. (Or if you prefer crisper cookies, bake them for about 40 minutes.)

Slide the sheets of parchment with the cookies on them to wire racks to cool for about 5 minutes, then carefully peel the meringues from the parchment.

These Raspberry Meringue Kisses will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cookie): 16 calories, 0 g fat, 3.7 g carbs, 0 f fiber, 0.4 g protein


Meringue Kiss Variations



Raspberry Chocolate Chip Meringue Kisses:
Fold in 1 cup miniature chocolate chips with the vanilla and then proceed with the recipe as written.

Orange Meringues:
Substitute orange gelatin for raspberry. (Fun for Halloween.)

Green Meringues:
Substitute lime gelatin. (Great for St. Patrick’s Day.)

Yellow Meringues:
Substitute lemon gelatin. (Lovely for Easter.)

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