These low carb and Keto lemon meringue cookes are zero carb treats are crispy and light and full of lemony flavor.
I'm a big fan of meringue cookies.
I've certainly made enough of them since I've been on this low carb diet. So far I've shared recipes for almond meringue cookies, chocolate meringue cookies, jello meringue cookies, and an all together different sort of lemon meringue cookie.
So today's recipe for Keto lemon meringue cookies fits right in.
I just love these crispy airy cookies. And they are a low carb no brainer with only 4 calories and nearly 0 net carbs. They are basically a free food.
And they taste like a delicious lemony pocket of air.
Low Carb Keto Lemon Meringues
These low carb lemon meringue cookes are zero carb treats are crispy and light and full of lemony flavor.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 2:40
- Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
- Yield: 12 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 3 large egg whites, room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¼ cup powdered Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- ¾ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Add cream of tartar to the egg whites and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Slowly add sweetener, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until the whites are stiff and glossy.
3. Fold in lemon juice and zest.
4. Spoon or pipe mixture onto the parchment covered cookie sheet. You should have about 12 meringues.
5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes at 250F. Then reduce oven temperature to 200F and continue to bake for another 18 to 20 minutes, until crisp and tips are just starting to brown.
6. Turn off oven and let meringues sit inside for 2 hours or longer.
7. Remove and carefully peel off parchment.
- Serving Size: 4 cookies
- Calories: 18
- Fat: <1
- Carbohydrates: <1
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 4
Keywords: Low Carb Lemon Meringue Cookie, Keto Lemon Meringue Cookie, Sugar-Free Lemon Meringue Cookie
could these be made with orang juice and zest or lime?
Emily Krill says
These were really good tasted just like the pie!!!
vickie Davis says
would these cookies be an okay choice for a diabetic?
Yes. these cookies are very good for a diabetic. They are basically a zero carb food, so they won't effect blood sugar. I'm a diabetic and I make these all the time.
Thank you Emily ... My child and myself have T1D :/
I am so sorry to hear that. Managing your own disease is hard enough, so I can't imagine caring for a child with it at the same time. Sounds like you are on the right track with a low carb diet though. When I was diagnosed 20 years ago, I was lucky enough to read a book about using a low carb diet to control your Diabetes. You can use this link to find it. https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bernsteins-Diabetes-Solution-Achieving/dp/0316182699 There is a large group of parents with diabetic children who follow the Bernstein diet. Here's a link to their Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/Type1Grit/ Hopefully this will help you and your child. Good luck!
Can I use regular confectioners sugar?
Yes, the two confectioner sugars are interchangeable in this recipe, but the cookies wouldn't be low carb.
Can I use “eggbeaters” eggwhites for this? Am never sure if they have the same properties as fresh eggwhites.
No, I’m afraid not. Egg beaters are pasteurized, so they won’t whip up as stiff as normal egg whites.
What is the sodium count?
It’s got 55mg per serving. Serving size is 4 cookies.
These were delicious! I love how low in carbs they are.
Me too. You can eat a whole bunch and still stay on your low carb diet.