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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Place egg whites and sugar in a double boiler or 2-quart saucepan set over a larger pot of simmering water. (The upper pan should not touch the water.) Cook, whisking constantly, until the sugar is dissolved and an instant-read thermometer registers 130°F., about 6 minutes.

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  • Remove pan from the heat; add vanilla and lemon if using. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs until stiff peaks form, about 12 minutes.

  • Transfer meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4" plain round tip. Pipe a 2-inch long "I," a heart, and a "U" onto parchment paper. Repeat with remaining batter. Bake for 45 minutes or until meringues appear dry and firm when lightly touched. Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack. Cool completely.

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Nutrition Facts

21 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 5 mg sodium. 5 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

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