Christmas Meringues with Eggnog Buttercream #CookieEggChange

I’m loving how these Christmas Meringues turned out and paired with the eggnog buttercream, they’re so yummy!

Christmas Meringues filled with an eggnog buttercream frosting. A delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties. They're easy to make too!

Give me the choice of a meringue vs a chocolate chip cookie and meringues win every time. They’re lighter and also a few calories less than your traditional, Canadian, cookie.

Christmas Meringues filled with an eggnog buttercream frosting. A delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties. They're easy to make too!

I feel that it’s important to note that I’m no expert. I learn on the fly and that’s exactly what I did with these Christmas Meringues. I simply added my ingredients together and whisked it on high until still peaks formed and the egg whites were glossy and frosting like (see above photo). After that I crossed my fingers and wished for the best.

Christmas Meringues filled with an eggnog buttercream frosting. A delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties. They're easy to make too!

To make baking even easier, I used Burnbrae Farms Naturegg Simply Egg Whites. By doing this, I saved myself the stress of shells falling in the Christmas Meringues, saved a little time, and saved my hands from getting gross. That and I didn’t have to throw away any yolks (that’s the part that bugs me the most when I separate yolks and whites).

I, personally, have been buying Naturegg for years now because I love how it saves me time and allows me to eat healthier with little effort. This is my first time using them with meringues and they turned out great.

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Christmas Meringues filled with an eggnog buttercream frosting. A delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties. They're easy to make too!

Christmas Meringues with Eggnog Buttercream

Christmas Meringues filled with an eggnog buttercream frosting. A delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties. They're easy to make too!

This was the first time that I have made meringues, where I was patient enough to wait. I usually still eat them warm and ruin them by doing so. I let them dry out and by doing that, I found out just how delicate they are. Don’t do what I did and manhandle them. They will chip and crack (as you can see by a few of the photos) but don’t be intimidated either. Baking is fun and it’s a learning experience every time I do it. It should be for you as well.

Christmas Meringues with Eggnog Buttercream

Ingredients:

Christmas Meringues

  • 6 tbsps Naturegg Simply Egg Whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: food coloring of choice

Eggnog Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp rum extract

Directions:

Christmas Meringues

Preheat over to 225 F.
  1. Add the egg whites and turn your mixer you high until they're foamy.
  2. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon, beat for 1 minute.
  3. Add cream of tartar and optional food coloring.
  4. Beat until stiff peaks form. I did this on high for ten minutes, on and off.
  5. Spoon into a piping bag (or in my case, reusable bag) and pipe onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 2 1/2 hours and then shut the oven off (do not open the door) and let the Christmas Meringues sit and dry out for 6-8 hours.

Eggnog Buttercream

  1. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl (or to your stand mixer). Beat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the eggnog and flavoring. Whip on high for 5-6 minutes, pausing to push down any frosting that raises up on the sides.
  3. Add to piping bag.

Assembly

Gently remove the meringues off the parchment paper and pipe the buttercream on to the back. Top with another meringue.
I made the meringues 2 1/2 hours before I went to bed, so when I turned off the oven they sat over night.

Christmas Meringues filled with an eggnog buttercream frosting. A delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties. They're easy to make too!

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Christmas Meringues filled with an eggnog buttercream frosting. A delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties. They're easy to make too!

Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

16 comments on “Christmas Meringues with Eggnog Buttercream #CookieEggChange”

  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe out. My kids love anything meringues. Thank you!

  2. These are beautiful! I am definitely giving them a try!

  3. In the directions it says “add the whipped cream” but I don’t see whipped cream in the ingredients list. Do you mean the egg nog or is there whip cream in the recipe also? Thanks 

    • Good catch. Add the eggnog, I’ll change that now. I based this off my regular buttercream recipe so I had whipped cream on the brain.

  4. Sry, if I want to use regular egg whites, how many would I need?

  5. These are so beautiful. I’m going to have to give them a try. My family will appreciate it too, because they are all about eggnog.

  6. How cute are these. Eggnog everything this time of year. I love it !

  7. Roughly how many does this recipe make? I don’t see that listed anywhere.

    • I was experimenting with different sizes, so I couldn’t get a proper number. It depends on how big you make them. Little 24-30, big 12-14.

  8. How stable would you say these are? Should they be refrigerated?

    • I left them out a little longer than I should have, but I survived. I’m usually a food safe junkie, so yes – put them in the fridge (because of the eggnog).

  9. WOW !!Well I did think I was done baking after doing 3 huge bins full of baked goods but now I have one more to make which are these YUMMY

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