Delicious Meringue Cookies- Almost No Fat and 30 Calories per Cookie!

I wrote about the delicious meringue cookies I was buying at Costco a couple of months ago- Costco stopped carrying them so I have been on a hunt to duplicate them. I came up with my own recipe and they are as good if not better. These are oneof the best meringue cookies I have ever tried- whole family raved about them. They work out to be about 30 calories a cookie.
The fat comes from nuts so feel free to omit. The are light and crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Perfect!

Best Almond Meringue Cookie Recipes

Makes 24 nice sized cookies approx 30 calories each.

Preheat oven to 275F.
4 egg whites
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 packet vanilla powder or vanilla bean
1 1/3 cup of white sugar
1/4 finely chopped/crushed almonds ( can also use any nut / pistachios)

Beat egg whites. salt and cream of tartar to soft peak than add vanilla powder/bean and gradually add sugar until stiff peak. Fold in nuts.

Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 35 mins.
Store in air tight container.