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Nut Meringue Cookies

Nut Meringue Cookies. A 4 ingredient gluten free, melt in your mouth cookie that’s the perfect use for leftover egg whites too!

Nut Meringue Cookies stacked on a blue plate with red napkin in background

Nut Meringue Cookies

Today’s cookie could not be simpler and is a real treat for those who love sweet meringues and crunchy nuts. I’ve used ground hazelnuts in the cookies pictured but you can substitute any nut you like.

It’s also the kind of recipe that I like for using up odds and ends of nuts I already have on hand. That comes in particularly well after the holiday baking season, when that surplus of nuts always seems to happen at our house.

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Hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts and pecans. Use any you like or any combination you like in this recipe.

This recipe is also my secret weapon for using up leftover egg whites from other recipes, like making lemon curd. In only a few minutes, with very few ingredients, I can have a batch of these in the oven.

These cookies seem more like candy and will melt in your mouth with a crispy sugary exterior and a slightly chewy interior when baked just right.

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Nut Meringue Cookies stacked on a blue plate with red napkin in background
Yield: 12 large cookies

Nut Meringue Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nut Meringue Cookies. A 4 ingredient gluten free, melt in your mouth cookie that's the perfect use for leftover egg whites too!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ground nuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Beat the egg whites and vanilla to soft peaks.

Slowly start beating in the sugar a tablespoon at a time until all the sugar is incorporated and the meringue is light and fluffy.

Very gently fold in the ground nuts.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes until golden.

Let rest on the sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Because meringues don't like humidity, I don't think these would freeze particularly well.


Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 204Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 70mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 18gProtein 5g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Lynne Grant

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Just made these using ground almond, they are just cooling from the oven but look delicious. Might join two together with some whipped cream or even ice cream for a super treat. Must admit they do look delicious.

Rima

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

I am excited to try this recipe! Is the texture on the inside a little more dense than your typical meringue?

JoLynn

Thursday 25th of June 2020

I am trying to use up some egg whites, having made Key Lime Pie for Father's Day and I'm torn between your recipe and another one on Pinterest, but when I saw you're a fellow Canadian, I knew instantly which recipe to try! Can't wait to see how they turn out :)

Gail

Saturday 16th of March 2019

These cookies are light and delightful. What a great way to use up ground pecans from other holiday baking. Will definitely be making these again and again for a simple quick treat. Five stars.

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

So glad you liked them!

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