All whipped up about meringues

Keep these low-fat treats on hand for guiltless snacking
ELAINE JOHNSON

Ethereally crisp, meltingly sweet, and gracefully shaped - petite meringues are perfect for holiday cookie trays for these qualities alone. But the slow-baked, crunchy confections have a secret weapon that makes them invaluable during this season of overindulgence: They have almost zero fat content. With a pastry bag and tip, you can unleash your creativity as you put the squeeze on the meringue and make squiggles, swirls, and poufs.