Five-Ingredient Rice Flour Milk Tea Meringue Cookies Recipe

Rice Flour Milk Tea Meringue Cookies are a delightful and unique treat that blends the light, airy texture of meringue with the subtle flavors of milk tea. With just five ingredients, these cookies are simple to make and perfect for any occasion. Here's a casual guide to help you whip up these tasty cookies.


  • 1 large egg white (40g)
  • 60g granulated sugar
  • 10g rice flour
  • 10g skim milk powder
  • 2 pinches of Earl Grey tea leaves

Tools Needed:

  • Piping bag with nozzle
  • Hand mixer
  • Silicone spatula
  • Baking mat (Silpat)
  • Baking tray
  • Thermometer (optional)


1. Prepare the Piping Bag: Attach a nozzle to a piping bag. If the Earl Grey tea leaves are large, crush them into small pieces using a knife, blender, or by rolling the tea bag with a rolling pin.


1. Make the Meringue:

  • Put the egg white in a bowl and lightly beat it with a hand mixer.
  • Gradually add 1/3 of the granulated sugar and continue to whip until it becomes fluffy.
  • Add the remaining sugar in two batches, whipping until you achieve a firm meringue.
  • Beat the meringue at low speed for about 30 seconds to smooth the texture.

2. Combine Ingredients:

  • Gently fold in the rice flour and skim milk powder using a silicone spatula.

3. Pipe the Meringue:

  • Transfer the batter to the prepared piping bag.
  • Place a Silpat on the baking tray and pipe the batter onto it in small, even rounds.
  • Sprinkle the crushed tea leaves on top of each meringue.

4. Bake:

  • Preheat your oven to 100°C (212°F). If your oven can be set to 90°C (194°F), use this lower temperature for a whiter finish.
  • Bake the meringues for 70-90 minutes. To prevent browning, open the oven door briefly every 10 minutes to lower the temperature if needed.
  • Once baked, let the meringues cool in the oven until they are no longer warm to the touch.

5. Finish and Store:

  • Once cooled, remove the meringues from the oven. Store them in an airtight container with a desiccant to keep them crisp, as meringue cookies absorb moisture easily.

Enjoy your Rice Flour Milk Tea Meringue Cookies as a delightful, light treat with a hint of Earl Grey flavor!