Yes, these really are vegan. No eggs were hurt in the making of these cookies. And yes, they do taste as good as they look!
I had to try it. I still cannot believe it worked. But, super simple, and so yummy, these Meringues were made from the liquid in a can of chickpeas! The liquid actually has a name and is called aquafaba. Yes, it’s a thing. I had an extra large can of chickpeas that I used to make a simple chickpea snack, and thought I should try making the cookies.
The amount of liquid I had was almost double what I put in this recipe, mostly because it made way too much. I don’t think most people would want 200 cookies. So I cut the recipe in half.
Anyways, the cookies turned out amazing. If you try it without knowing it is from chickpea liquid, you may think “hmm, they added something but not sure what, but still yum”. Once you know it’s chickpea liquid, you’ll go back for 2nds and 3rds oh and probably 4ths as well. Just to compare.
But seriously, these are so good. And the best part? The uncooked whipped meringue is so so so so so yummy and without the worry of salmonella. I’m all about the cookie dough in any form, and this is by far my favorite.
So, next time you open a can of chickpeas, reserve that liquid and make these amazing Vegan Meringue Cookies!