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Almond Meringue Cookies

June Martin, RD, marylooo/

Almond Meringue Cookies

Here is a recipe for Almond Meringue Cookies to help you satisfy your nut craving without the nuts! Flavour extracts such as almond extract or maple extract are a great way to get the flavour without the potassium or phosphorus.


  • 2 egg whites or 4 tbsp pasteurized egg whites (allow to come to room temperature)
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup white sugar


Preheat oven to 300F.

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until doubled in volume. Add remaining ingredients and beat until firm peaks are formed.

Using two teaspoons, push one teaspoon full of meringue onto a parchment lined cookie sheet with the back of the other spoon.

Bake at 300F for approximately 25 minutes or until meringues are crisp. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 37.9 KCal
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Sodium: 18 mg
  • Phosphorus: 0.85 mg
  • Potassium: 51 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 24 small cookies

Serving size: 2 small cookies

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

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