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Meringue Cookies {Lemon Flavored}

These meringue cookies lemon flavored and perfect for sharing are easy to make and fun to eat! This great recipe for egg free cookies is allergy friendly and delicious.

If you are looking for a great way to make egg free cookies that are lemon flavored you won't want to miss out on these meringue cookies lemon style.

These cookies are made with just 3-4 ingredients and they are completely vegan which means they are both dairy and egg free for those that need to stick to those kinds of recipes or just wish to do so!

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Finished meringue lemon cookies ready to eat.

There's nothing better than delicious cookies that are also easy to make. These simple cookies are great and they use aquafaba to substitute dairy and egg products without sacrificing taste and texture in the finished cookies.

finished meringue cookies.

What is aquafaba?

Aquafaba is and egg replacer, it's the liquid that you find in the can with chickpeas or garbanzo beans. It's great because it actually whips up like egg whites to create a fluffy texture!

Aquafaba can also be made from the water that other legume seeds are cooked in but chickpeas are the most common. Since aquafaba can mimic egg whites in cooking and baking scenarios it is very versatile. Many recipes for vegan meringues and marshmallows use aquafaba!

Finished batch of meringue cookies lemon flavored and super cute.

What do I need to make these egg free cookies?

Making these egg free meringue cookies lemon flavored is easy and fun! Check out the details below and find the full list of ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. You can also find helpful shopping links and some tips and tricks, along with nutritional estimations and more!

For these meringue cookies lemon style you will need canned chickpeas, lemon juice, and sugar. That is the entire ingredients list…can you believe it?! You'll be amazed at how simple it is to make these completely egg free cookies!

If you want you can also add some yellow food coloring to give these meringue cookies with lemon a sunnier disposition.

ingredients ready to to be turned into meringue cookies.

How to make meringue cookies with lemon:

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Start by draining the juice from your can of chickpeas. All liquid should be collected and saved. I was able to save a little over ¾ cup. 

aquafaba juice.

Add the aquafaba and the juice of half a lemon to your mixer and mix for about 10 minutes on high.

juicing half a lemon

It should expand and get stiff, almost like whipped cream.

whipping the aquafaba and lemon juice.

Slowly add your sugar while the mixer is spinning.

sugar added to the meringue.

If you like to add food coloring you can add a few drops of your favorite color, but this is not necessary.

Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Put the whipped aquafaba in a piping bag and create small dollops, no larger than a quarter, to your baking sheet.

piping bag being filled with meringue.

Make sure to give them a little bit of space, because they will expand a little bit.

on baking sheet ready to dry in the oven.

Add to the oven for 1.5 hours, or until your meringue is completely dry. It may be longer or shorter, depending on the size of your meringue. Just make sure to keep an eye on it, and don’t let it get too dry.

top down look at the finished meringue cookies.

The process for drying these cookies is a little different than typical cookies. We're not actually baking these so much as we are drying them, which is why you need to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't get too over done!

finished meringue cookies lemon flavored ready to eat.

Once they're dry you are ready to enjoy them or share these meringue cookies with lemon…it's the best part.

pin showing the finished meringue cookies lemon flavored. Title across the middle.

There's never really a bad time for cookies in my opinion so we always have some of these around, our family favorites are:

Printable Meringue Cookies Lemon Recipe:

Yield: 24 Servings

Meringue Cookies Lemon

Featured image showing the finished meringue cookies lemon flavored ready to eat.

These meringue cookies lemon flavored and perfect for sharing are easy to make and fun to eat! This is a great recipe for egg free cookies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 – 15 oz can chickpeas (aquafaba)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • Food coloring, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Start by draining the juice from your can of chickpeas. All liquid should be collected and saved. I was able to save a little over ¾ cup. 
  3. Add the aquafaba and the juice of half a lemon to your mixer and mix for about 10 minutes on high. It should expand and get stiff, almost like whipped cream.
  4. Slowly add your sugar while the mixer is spinning.If you like to add food coloring you can add a few drops of your favorite color, but this is not necessary.
  5. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Put the whipped aquafaba in a piping bag and create small dollops, no larger than a quarter, to your baking sheet.
  6. Make sure to give them a little bit of space, because they will expand a little bit.
  7. Add to the oven for 1.5 hours, or until your meringue is completely dry. It may be longer or shorter, depending on the size of your meringue. Just make sure to keep an eye on it, and don’t let it get too dry.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
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