Cardamom Rose Meringues

These light, fluffy meringues with the delicate flavor of rose are enhanced by a kiss of cardamom.

Original recipe makes 12 meringue cookies


2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons rose extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 drop red food coloring

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins


    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar together with an electric mixer on high speed until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
  3. Place sugar, water, rose extract, cardamom, salt, and food coloring in a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer the mixture for a minute or two, stirring constantly, and very slowly pour the syrup in a thin stream into the egg whites, beating constantly with electric mixer on high speed. Beat until the syrup is incorporated and the meringue is stiff and shiny.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls or pipe into rosettes with a star tip onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the meringues are hard, 1 to 1 1/2 hours; turn off the oven, and allow them to cool inside the oven to finish baking the insides.


Calories: 46 kcal
Carbohydrates: 11.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0.6 g
Sodium: 34 mg