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How to make Paciencia Cookies or Filipino Meringue Cookies

Filipino Meringue Cookies or Paciencia Cookies origin is Spanish, “pacensia” in English means Patience.  This might be the reason why they coined this name for this cookie because you need to master the art of making meringues to get this one right.

Paciencia Cookies cookies are light, airy, delicious and low-fat! And you can color them to suit your special occasion like blue for Easter, pink for Valentine’s Day and Green or Red for the Christmas season, a perfect gift for your love ones.

These fat-free crispy Filipino Meringue Cookies or Paciencia Cookies are a treat for the taste buds, they a great dessert all year-round.

Try this light and crisp Paciencia Cookies with a hint of vanilla, your kids will surely love it.

pacencia cookies or filipino meringue cookies recipe

Filipino Meringue Cookies or Paciencia Cookies Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filipino Meringue Cookies or Paciencia Cookies Instructions:

  • Preheat  the oven to 275° F or 140° C.
  • Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Sift all purpose flour and baking powder and set aside.
  • Beat the egg whites in the bowl until they start to foam and stiff, add sugar little by little and beat until meringue is glossy with stiff peaks.
  • Fold in all purpose flour then add the vanilla extract.
  • Attach the coupling into a piping bag but don’t put any icing nozzle. Spoon the Icing mixture into the bag.
  • If you dont have a piping bag you can use wax paper shaped into a cone or a ziploc bag with the tip snipped.
  • Pipe the Icing batter like a flat coin sized rounds about 1 1/2″ in diameter on the parchment-paper-lined cookie sheets.
  • Make sure to put space between cookies one inch apart.
  • Bake until lightly toasted, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Leave to cool in the baking pans before transferring into an air-tight jar.


These fat-free crispy Filipino Meringue Cookies or Paciencia Cookies are a treat for the taste buds, they a great dessert all year-round.

pacencia cookies or filipino meringue cookies

Try this light and crisp Filipino Meringue Cookies or Paciencia Cookies Recipe with a hint of vanilla, your kids will surely love it.

pacencia cookies

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29 Responses

  1. Suzi Satterfield

    May 22nd, 2013 at 5:27 pm


    Those look seriously delicious! I’m going to have to make them. :-)

  2. Danielle @ We Have It All

    May 22nd, 2013 at 6:40 pm


    I’ve never heard of these before, but I’d love to try them!

  3. Staci L.

    May 22nd, 2013 at 7:21 pm


    Mmmmmm….I love cookies!

  4. Nicole @ One Punky Mama

    May 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm


    I’ve never had luck with meringue, but these look delicious!

  5. Dede

    May 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 pm


    I love crunchy sweet snacks…even better that they’re fat-free!

  6. Kari Ann

    May 22nd, 2013 at 9:11 pm


    Looks Yummy I will have to try!

  7. Pal Raine

    May 23rd, 2013 at 12:44 am


    Yummy. Kids love it goes perfectly with fresh orange juice as merienda too.

  8. Giveaways 4 Mom

    May 23rd, 2013 at 7:04 am


    You always have the best recipes. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. md kennedy

    May 30th, 2013 at 7:05 pm


    I’ve made meringue cookies without flour before, but these are the first I will try without flour. Seems like they’ll have much more “bite” to them. Thanks for the recipe!

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