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Paciencia (Filipino Meringue Cookies)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Christmas, cookie, dessert, Filipino, Philippines
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. While continuing to beat, slowly add sugar, then extract.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Gently fold into the egg whites.
  • Place the mixture into a large piping bag with a coupler or a large plastic bag with 1/2-3/4 inch clipped off the corner. Pipe cookies into 1 1/2 inch circles on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until crisp and lightly golden, 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on pans before transferring to airtight container.