The Paciencia is a Filipino meringue cookie made from beaten egg whites, sugar, and flour. It evolved from a Castilian cookie and the name translates to ‘patience’ in Spanish. There are only 5 ingredients and they easy to make as long as you beat the egg whites to the right consistency. The crisp texture is addictive. Good luck not eating the whole batch in a day! Paciencia cookies are especially popular during the Christmas season and are often given as gifts (if you have any leftover of course).
Keep an eye on the cookies around the 20 minute mark. They can go from lightly browned to burnt very quickly. I burnt my first batch by cooking them at too high a temperature. The batch I photographed could have gotten a little darker, but I was nervous about burning them again.