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Chocolate Peppermint Kisses (6g carbs)

Studded with both chocolate and peppermint, these meringues are the stuff sugar plum dreams are made of. Better yet, because meringue cookies do not require flour, they are lower in carbohydrates than most cookies.

Note: For these, a combination of sugar and sugar substitute is used. Do not eliminate the sugar entirely as the cookies will not dry out properly.

Note: This collection of holiday treats comes from kitchen magician Marlene Koch, author of Eat What You Love, unless otherwise noted.

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Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 11/13.


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