Mandelmakronen (Almond Meringues)


These German almond meringue cookies are dairy free and gluten free and are baked during Advent in preparation for Christmas. They are delicious, quick, and easy to make with only four ingredients. Try one to make sure it is baked all the way through, as it can be hard to tell. In Germany, they are baked on backoblaten, little round wafers (there are gluten-free ones), but you can bake them directly on parchment paper as well. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 4 egg whites

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour, or more as needed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time, while continuing to beat at high speed. Combine almond flour and cinnamon in a bowl and fold into egg white mixture with a spatula. Add more ground almonds if mixture is too runny.

  3. Use two teaspoons to place little mounds of almond mixture 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and baked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Carefully remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

40 Calories
2g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 0mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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