Meringues Cookies

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Susan.

Portions: 15

Serving size: 2 cookies


    • 4 egg whites
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 14 drops of red food coloring (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon decorative red sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 220º F. Cover cookie sheet with foil.
    2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl with mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar. Add vanilla extract and food coloring. Continue mixing well until stiff peaks form and all the sugar is dissolved.
    3. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto foil-lined cookie sheet. Smooth tops of meringue with bottom of spoon to form a "peak." Sprinkle cookies with decorative red sugar.
    4. Bake in oven 50 minutes. Let cool in oven with door slightly ajar for about 1 hour.
    5. Store covered at room temperature. Recipe makes approximately 30 cookies.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  22
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  10 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  15 mg
  • Potassium  23 mg
  • Phosphorus  1 mg
  • Calcium  1 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use different colors of decorative sugar and food coloring.

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Meringues Cookies
4442 says:

Use parchment paper or an old bag & spray or rub with grease. Foil must be peeled immediately.

Aug. 06, 2014, 8:26 PM - Inappropriate review?
Meringues Cookies
Canoehead says:

Do not bake on foil! They stuck and ruined the entire batch. Not removable even with sawing. Other meringue recipes suggest baking on greased[INVALID] sheet, which is what I'll do next time.

Dec. 04, 2013, 2:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

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