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Low Carb Keto Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Low Carb Keto Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

5 from 3 reviews

These festive low carb almond meringue cookies are shaped like little Christmas trees.  They are super cute.

Ingredients

4 egg whites, at room temperature

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

6 tablespoons Powdered Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener

1 teaspoon almond extract

10 drops green food coloring

Instructions

  1.  Lower your oven racks to the bottom, and second from the bottom rungs.  Place a large sheet of tin foil on the second to bottom rack to shield the cookies from the heating element so they don’t brown too much.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  4. Slowly, add powdered sweetener to the egg whites, one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to whip with the electric mixer.  Whip until sweetener is fully incorporated and the mixture is glossy.
  5. Add almond extract and food coloring and whip for 30 seconds more.
  6. Add the mixture to a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  7. Pipe the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet in a 1 inch spiral.  Continue piping in a circular upward motion until it forms a conical tree shape.
  8. Sprinkle edible glitter stars on top.
  9. Put the cookie sheet on the bottom rack off the oven, below the tin foil.
  10. Bake for 1 hour at 200 degrees F.
  11. Keep the oven door closed, but turn off the heat.  Allow the cookies to dry in the oven for 1 hour more.
  12. Check that the cookies are firm and dry before carefully removing them from the parchment paper with a pancake turner.

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Keywords: Low Carb Christmas Cookies, Keto Christmas Cookies, Sugar-Free Christmas Cookies