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Egg-Free Meringue Cookies

Aquafaba2

By Laurie Sadowski

These simple cookies taste just like the classics – and they’re even better dipped into melted dairy-free chocolate.

Makes: 40 cookies
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Ingredients

  • Liquid from 1 15 oz (425 g) can chickpeas, about 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Put the aquafaba and vanilla extract in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or use a large bowl and a hand mixer). Beat on medium until foamy, about 1 minute.
  3. Sprinkle in the cream of tartar. Turn speed up to high, beating until the mixture starts to thicken and become opaque, about 3 minutes.
  4. Continue beating on high and slowly add the sugar to the mixture, about 1 tbsp every 20 seconds. Continue beating until stiff peaks form, up to 8 minutes.
  5. Use a pastry bag to swirl or spoon to dollop the mixture onto the baking sheets. Bake for 2 hours.
  6. Shut off the oven, leaving cookies inside, for 1 hour or until firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.
  7. Serve, storing leftovers in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.

Bonus Recipe: Egg-Free Whipped Pie Topping

Laurie Sadowski is the author of The Allergy-Free Cook series and specializes in baking recipe development. See her work at www.lauriesadowski.com

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