Here's one of my favorite Passover cookies which comes from my low-fat cookbook "Healthy Helpings." These guilt-free treats taste a lot like lemon meringue pie! They're easy to make and fat-free. Each cookie contains just 14 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrate! It's the perfect ending for any meal, Passover or year 'round. Enjoy!
3 egg whites, at room temperature
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spray a foil-lined baking sheet with non-stick spray. In a large glass or stainless mixing bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy. Drizzle in lemon juice and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff and shiny. Fold in lemon zest. Drop cookie mixture from a tablespoon onto baking sheet in small mounds.
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Turn off heat but don't open the oven door. Leave cookies in the oven 1 hour longer. Remove cookies from oven and cool completely.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies. These can be frozen, or store them in a tightly covered container.
Norene Gilletz is a valued contributor to ShalomBoston.com. This recipe is from her book Healthy Helpings: 800 Fast & Fabulous Recipes for the Kosher (or not) Cook ($19.95 U.S., Woodland Publishing). Norene lives in Toronto, Canada, and has several other kosher cookbooks to her credit, including one of my personal favorites, The Food Processor Bible (Whitecap Books). See recipes, food tips, nutritional information, and more on her web site at http://www.gourmania.com.