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Almond Meringue Cookies (Gelletas de Almendra)

Spice Islands®

Almond Meringue Cookies (Gelletas de Almendra)


  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes



1/2 cup blanched almonds

3 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cream of Tartar

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Lemon Peel

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Finely grind almonds in a food processor or blender.  Place in shallow baking dish and bake 5 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer until very stiff peaks form.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.  Beat in lemon peel, vanilla and salt.  Carefully fold in cooled almonds.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets.

Bake at 300°F for 25 to 30 minutes until tops are lightly browned and cookies are firm to the touch.  Cool on a rack.  Store in a tightly covered container.

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