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Keto Peppermint Meringues

 

These keto peppermint meringues are just as tasty as their conventional sugar-filled counterparts, with none of the sugar spikes and carbs!

Sugar-free peppermint meringues are a simple keto dessert, perfect when your need your sweet tooth silenced! If you’ve been looking for a recipe to replicate the delicious and light meringues, the kind that melts in your mouth, look no further!

This low-carb peppermint meringue cookie recipe is almost carb-free. A batch makes 70 cookies, and each serving has 0.1 net carbohydrates. That’s a win in our book!

When you consider that a traditional meringue cookie is loaded with sugar and carbs and on average has 41 total carbs, you can understand why we are excited to share this recipe with you all. 

And if you’re a big fan of meringues but don’t like peppermint then you’ll love our classic Keto French Meringues recipe!

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Keto Peppermint Meringues

Traditional meringues are perfectly airy, melt in your mouth goodness! Add to that the flavor of peppermint and you have an extra special after-dinner treat. 

They are particularly festive for when you use a small amount of green and red food coloring for Christmas. Why not make a few batches and share them as gifts?

These would be a welcomed treat for everyone, including your non-keto friends and family.

I’ll admit that for a long time we thought making these airy cookies keto-friendly was simply not going to be possible. But I really wanted the nostalgia of having a classic Holiday treat and not feeling like I was being denied. 

Thankfully these turned out not only delicious but are super easy to make too. Winning!

Failproof Tips To Ensure You have The Best Keto-Friendly Meringue Cookies

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Start by making sure you use the freshest eggs. Here’s a little science that will help you understand why fresh is best.

Eggs when fresh are acidic and this acidity keeps the egg white proteins to be tightly knit.

Unfortunately, eggs lose their acidity as they age and become more alkaline and when that happens the protein in the egg white becomes thin and makes them less stable. 

Be sure to use room temperature eggs since these whisk best. 

Use a little cream of tartar, it truly helps with the stability and structure of the meringues and will make the process a lot more easy for you.

And when it comes to adding the sweetener be sure not too soon or too quickly as this will prevent the meringues from properly baking. 

How To Make Keto Peppermint Meringue Cookies 

keto peppermint meringue batter

keto peppermint meringue batter

You’ll start by preheating the oven to 200°F. then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Then in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt for about 1 to 2 minutes, until foamy and the egg whites just begin to turn opaque white.

Continue to whip the egg whites, adding in the granulated substitute very slowly, about 1 tablespoon at a time, stopping and scraping the bowl once or twice, as needed.

Once all the sugar sweetener has been added, increase the mixer speed to high and whip for 5 to 7 minutes until the meringue is glossy and very stiff. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the peppermint extract.

If adding food coloring you’ll add the drops before the stiff peaks form but after the sweetener has been added.

It’s important to not over mix the meringue or it could start to break up this is why you’ll add the food coloring before the stiff peaks have formed.

Once you have stiff peaks and your bowl can be flipped upside down without the meringue moving this is when you’ll be ready to bake!

Next, you’ll scoop the meringue into a clean piping bag fitted with a French star tip, and pipe 2-inch diameter kisses onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Of course, you can also opt to spoon the meringue onto the sheet for a more organic shape.

keto peppermint meringue mixture in a pipping bag

Keto peppermint meringue mixture in a piping bag

Add your meringue to your piping by placing the bag in a tall glass and rolling the sides down, be sure not to overfill your bag! Pipe 1-inch kisses or whatever shape you’d like evenly spaced on your parchment-lined cookie sheet and place in the oven. 

These keto peppermint meringue cookies will bake for 30 to 50 minutes depending on the humidity of the day. The more humid the longer they will take to bake.

You’ll know they’re ready when the outside is dry and the meringue feels light and airy. When they are done, do not remove them from the oven immediately as this could shock them and cause them to collapse. 

Once fully baked, turn your oven off and allow the peppermint keto meringues to completely cool in the oven. Do so by cracking the oven door open and leaving them in there anywhere from 45-minutes to 2 hours depending on the level of humidity in your area.

Can You Freeze Keto Peppermint Meringues?

keto peppermint meringue cookies

 

Store your leftovers in an airtight container in a cool dark place, like a cookie jar or pantry cupboard for up to one week. Do not place your meringues in the refrigerator as they will turn soggy.

You can also freeze them for up to one month.  There is no noticeable difference in the texture of the meringues when frozen and defrosted but you must properly freeze them by layering them in parchment paper and freezing them in a freezer 

To defrost, simply allow thawing at room temperature in the storage container. Just keep in mind not to refreeze thawed leftovers.

The following are the basic ingredients you’ll need:

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Keto Peppermint Meringues

Yield: 70
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours

These peppermint meringues are very simple and just take a few minutes to whip up a batch. Meringue is famously finicky when it comes to storing leftovers and does best in airtight containers in dry climates.

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free confectioner's sugar substitute
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

1.     Preheat the oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

2.    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt for 1 to 2 minutes, until foamy and the egg whites just begin to turn opaque white.

3.    Continue to whip the egg whites, adding in the powdered sugar substitute and granulated sugar substitute very slowly, about 1 tablespoon at a time, stopping and scraping the bowl once or twice, as needed.

4.    Once all the sugar substitute has been added, increase the mixer speed to high and whip for 5 to 7 minutes until the meringue is glossy and very stiff. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the peppermint extract.

5. Scoop the meringue into a clean piping bag fitted with a French star tip, and pipe 2-inch diameter kisses onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Alternatively, you can spoon the meringue onto the sheet for a more organic shape. It’s important to not over mix the meringue or it could start to break up this is why you’ll add the food coloring before the stiff peaks have formed.

6. Once you have stiff peaks and your bowl can be flipped upside down without the meringue moving this is when you'll be ready to bake!

7. Add your meringue to your piping by placing the bag in a tall glass and rolling the sides down, be sure not to overfill your bag! Pipe 1-inch kisses or whatever shape you’d like evenly spaced on your parchment-lined cookie sheet and place in the oven. 

8. These keto peppermint meringue cookies will bake for 30 to 50 minutes depending on the humidity of the day. The more humid the longer they will take to bake.

9. You’ll know they’re ready when the outside is dry and the meringue feels light and airy. When they are done, do not remove them from the oven! This will shock them.

10. Once fully baked, turn your oven off and allow the peppermint keto meringues to completely cool in the oven. Do so by cracking the oven door open and leaving them in there anywhere from 45-minutes to 2 hours depending on the level of humidity in your area.

11. Store any leftovers in an airtight, nonporous container at room temperature for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month. To defrost, simply allow thawing at room temperature in the storage container. Do not refreeze thawed leftovers.

Notes

Store your leftovers in an airtight container in a cool dark place, like a cookie jar or pantry cupboard for up to one week. Do not place your meringues in the refrigerator as they will turn soggy.

You can also freeze them for up to one month.  There is no noticeable difference in the texture of the meringues when frozen and defrosted but you must properly freeze them by layering them in parchment paper and freezing them in a freezer 

To defrost, simply allow thawing at room temperature in the storage container. Just keep in mind not to refreeze thawed leftovers.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Total Fat: 0gSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 0.1gNet Carbohydrates: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 1.1g

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