Filipino Meringue Cookies or Paciencia Cookies Recipe

January 6, 2013
(Last Updated On: July 10, 2016)

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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    Pamela Villanueva

    July 26, 2018 at 2:31 am

    I tried this and it is EXTREMELY sweet. I suggest use only a quarter cup sugar.

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    md kennedy

    May 30, 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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    Giveaways 4 Mom

    May 23, 2013 at 7:04 am

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

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    Pal Raine

    May 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

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

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    Kari Ann

    May 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Looks Yummy I will have to try!

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    May 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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

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    Nicole @ One Punky Mama

    May 22, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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

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    Staci L.

    May 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Mmmmmm….I love cookies!

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    Danielle @ We Have It All

    May 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

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

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    Suzi Satterfield

    May 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Those look seriously delicious! I’m going to have to make them. 🙂

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    Nena Sinclair

    April 23, 2013 at 2:30 am

    These cookies looks so good, I’ll have to make them for my kids and grandkids! Thanks for the recipe!

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    natalie andrews

    January 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    look delicious and easy to make can’t wait to try them out

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    January 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    These look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing, I can’t wait to give them a try!

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    Michelle Elizondo

    January 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I enjoy being Filipino and eating the food. Its comfort food. These cookies, I’ve never tried, but really want to, so I better buy the ingredients.

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    Anita Leibert

    January 25, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I looked over several of your recipes posted and many contain ingredients I’ve never heard of!! I think I could actually make these and they actually sound quite yummy. Easy to prepare as well 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    January 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Those look delicious! I’m going to have to try them! I love light and crunchy cookies like that!

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    heather c

    January 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    thanks for the sharing…simple to make..

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    January 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I have been looking for a good meringue cookie. I think I would add a little more vanilla though, but other than that this sounds awesome.

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    Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith)

    January 14, 2013 at 3:14 am

    these cookies look very good, thanks for sharing the recipe

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    Lor Mal

    January 12, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I love meringue cookies, but have never made them. Thanks for the recipe!

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    January 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I never knew that paciencia was meringue too. kinda left them alone coz meringue looks more attractive. thanks for the recipe.

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    Nicole Becker

    January 10, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    OMG!! These look so yummy and I cant believe they are fat free!!

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    January 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Sounds really yummy! I am going to make this over the coming weekend! So sick of chocolate chip and store bought cookies!

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    giulia b.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Wow! These cookies must be delicious! I love cooking! Thanks for the instructions! =)

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    casance Kendrick

    January 9, 2013 at 2:43 am

    This sounds and looks good I am pinning it

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    January 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Great recipe! Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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    Juan Sanchez

    January 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Great recipe! Any guesses as to what I will be doing? 😉

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    Lori Davis

    January 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Oh what a great recipe for a snack that is light and doesn’t have tons of sugar!!! Thank you for sharing!

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    January 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    sounds good, could you add other or more vanilla favor?

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      Ed Joven
      January 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

      you can add more vanilla or experiment with other flavorings like almond or orange.

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