red bowl of almond meringues

Almond Meringues

 Learn how to make these super easy Almond Meringues...light and crisp on the outside, with a slightly chewy center, these sweet little morsels of goodness are super addictive!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Rest time 3 hours
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 40 meringues
Calories 21 kcal
Author Danielle Wolter



  1. Let the egg whites come to room temperature.
  2. When separating the egg whites and yolks, be very careful not to get any egg yolk in the whites. Otherwise, it may be difficult to make the meringue.

  3. Beat the egg whites until frothy and add the cream of tartar.
  4. Continue beating until very soft peaks form.
  5. Add the sugar, 1 tbsp. at a time until all sugar is incorporated.
  6. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  7. Mix in the almond extract.
  8. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
  9. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  10. Put meringue mixture in a pastry bag with a regular tip, and make meringues 1-2" in diameter, with a swirl on top (see photos above).
  11. Bake for 1 hour, turn off heat, and leave meringues in the closed oven for several hours or overnight.

Recipe Notes

1. If you don't have a pastry bag, just use a spoon to spoon out the meringue onto the baking sheet.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Meringues
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.