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Easy Meringue Snowmen

Make easy meringue snowmen that are super fun to decorate!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: meringue snowmen
Servings: 12 cookies

Equipment

  • 1 Stand Mixer
  • 1 Piping bag
  • 1 Baking Sheet

Ingredients

Meringue

  • 2 Egg Whites Room Temperature
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 stick Butter 1/4 cup, softened
  • 1 cup Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Millk

Decorations

  • Black Frosting
  • Orange Frosting
  • Mini Pretzel Sticks

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Using a stand electric mixer, start beating egg whites and lemon juice on slow speed.
  • Slowly add granulated sugar and increase mixer’s speed to high. Beat for at least 10 minutes or until stiff peaks start to form.
  • Scoop meringue into a piping bag and pipe out 12 “blobs” on the lined baking sheet (note: they don’t need to be uniform since they will look like “melted” snowmen – they should be about 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter.
  • Bake for 2 hours. Once time is up, turn off the heat and keep them in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the buttercream frosting: using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and milk.
  • Once the buttercream starts to take shape (ie.: is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks), scoop ¾ of it into a piping bag with Wilton tip #5 attached.
  • Remove meringue cookies from oven and allow to cool. Frost a buttercream circle on the top of each meringue cookie.
  • With the black decorating frosting, pipe out eyes and buttons.
  • Using the orange decorating frosting, pie out a carrot nose.
  • Dip the pretzel pieces in the remaining buttercream and place two on either side of each of your meringue snowmen cookies.

Notes

You can use cream of tartar instead of lemon juice in the meringue.