We have all seen these cookies before, you know the ones you whip up before bedtime, place in preheated oven, then turn off the oven only to find delicious, crispy, light and airy meringue cookies in the morning. Fun stuff. Here is my version which turned out more like macaroons since I left out the sugar, used dates for sweetening, and the coconut for flavor. They are cripsy and chewy all at the same time. Nice.
Just before bedtime, heat oven to 350 degrees
beat 2 egg whites, stiff, fold in…
2/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
10 dates (Sun*Maid- deglet noor), pitted, chopped
Place 12 small dollops on greased cookie sheet (I used a silpat). Place cookies in pre-heated oven then turn oven off. Wake up to crispy-chewy cookies. Makes 12, you decide how many to eat.
About- 44 cal, 2.5 fat, 1 pro, 5.3 carbs each. I used this site for nutritional value.
*Other great add-ins might be chopped almonds and dark chocolate.
These are not going to be as gooey as the typical macaroon which contains sugar and sometimes flour, depending on the recipe you are used to using. This version has a cripsy outer crust and a chewy center, but not gooey. I enjoyed this low carb treat after a tough workout at CrossFit last night, along with a big heap of spicy roasted chicken protein love.
Have a great weekend!