Meringue Cookies with Almonds and Dried Fruit

Meringue Cookies With Almonds - Necessity is The Mother of Invention

I have written on my blog many times about my love for meringues. As a result, you will find here recipes for meringue cakes, roulades, and even vegan meringues. However, I have never included a post about meringue cookies. Time to change it! When it comes to this recipe, the saying that necessity is the mother of invention comes to my mind. Some time ago, after I prepared a dish, I was left with two egg whites. I thought it hardly made sense to freeze such a small amount. However, obviously, I didn't want to throw them out as I hate wasting food. So I reached for one of my cookery books. I started flicking through it and came across a Meringue Cookies recipe.

A Rocky Road to the Perfect Meringue Cookies Recipe

The first time I made them, I followed the instructions religiously. The meringue cookies with almonds and dried fruits were tasty but way too delicate. They would break as soon as I picked them up from a baking tray! Looking back at it I shouldn't have been surprised. I baked them as per the recipe, but that was only 20 minutes in total. As a result, the crispy shell was too thin to protect the very soft inside. The second time I made them, I introduced two changes. Firstly, I dried my meringue cookies for 45 minutes before I put them to the oven. And then, I extended the baking time to 45 minutes. At the end of the process, the meringue cookies were as they should be: crispy on the outside and deliciously soft in the middle. They didn't break so easily either. However, the yummy taste is not the only advantage of these meringue cookies with almonds. As I mentioned earlier, they are a brilliant way to utilize leftover egg whites. And if you are planning to bake Christmas cookies, I am sure you will have plenty of them ;).

Meringue Cookies with Almonds and Dried Fruit

Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle - perfect meringue cookies with almonds and dried figs and apricots.
Servings cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes



  1. Cover a big baking tray with parchment or silicone paper.
  2. Beat the egg whites with electric whisker till stiff; add 1 tablespoon of the icing sugar and beat for 20 seconds, repeat until you have used all the sugar.
  3. Stir in the chopped figs, apricots and almonds.
  4. Using 2 teaspoons form small macaroons: take a portion of the meringue with one teaspoon and with the help of the other push it off onto a baking tray).
  5. Dry the macaroons for 45 minutes in room temperature.
  6. Heat an oven to 150C (130C for fan ovens) and place the tray there.
  7. Bake the macaroons for 40-45 mins.
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Agnieszka Weiner

Hi, I am Agnieszka, and I am passionate about delicious but healthy food. Many healthy dishes are bland and uninteresting. I reject this. So I created my blog Tastes of Health to share my yummy recipes for healthier (often plant-based and gluten-free) versions of family favourites. I look forward to receiving your feedback after you try them.

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