Lemon Meringue Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen



Preheat oven to 400 F. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment and set aside. Beat egg whites and salt in small bowl at high electric-mixer speed until frothy. With mixer still at high speed, add sugar gradually and continue beating until meringue peaks stiffly (about 4 minutes). Beat in vanilla, then by hand fold in lemon zest. Drop meringue from rounded teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Set in oven, immediately turn oven off, and let cookies remain in the oven for 2 hours (you can leave them in overnight). Peel meringue off parchment and store in airtight container.