Recipe: Silvanas Meringue Buttercream Cookies

By Christy - March 09, 2010

This is a favorite cookie/dessert in the Philippine Islands. It's super buttery and scrumptious and so indulgent. Try it today!

Silvanas Meringue Buttercream Cookies

6 egg whites
1 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup chopped cashew nuts
1 cup (2 sticks) salted or not butter
1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup milk (2% will do)
cake crumbs (or bread crumbs will do)

Process cashew nuts in a food processor until finely ground and set aside. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar. Gradually add granulated sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in the ground cashews. Pipe the mixture into circles or ovals onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 300°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let completely cool and remove from paper.

Beat softened butter until creamy. Gradually add confectioner’s sugar. Then gradually add milk.

Spread buttercream on one meringue and top with another. Make sure the flat sides are facing outside (The opposite of what you would do when making macarons). Then cover all sides with buttercream. Roll in cake crumbs and refrigerate before serving.

-Recipe from Bon Joon

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  1. Can’t you just tell from that innocent look they have about 'em that they are little buttery bombs of heaven (that cost a half marathon in exercise)?!?!

  2. They look so nice. I would like to taste one ;-)

  3. oh yum!! thanks so much for posting the recipe. being filipina, i have a soft spot (or shall i say sweet tooth?) for all our desserts!

  4. it's so yummy... follow the recipe here and you'll have a taste of heaven

  5. thank you for the yummy recipe...i'll try it asap for i got heeps of cake crumbs and left over egg whites fr my leche flan. and i got a whole family with sweet tooth as well!! i'll keep u posted!

  6. i love it, done it more than once, follow it just as is..

  7. i've been looking for silvanas recipe for the longest time!!! thank you, thank you for this! just one question: where can i get pre-made cake crumbs? what exactly are they - is this something i can do or make at home?? thanks!

  8. Oh my gosh my mouth is sooo watering right now just reading the ingredients !!! This will just have to be made tomorrow morning ! I would say this evening but I know there be no way I could not get up through out the night and sneak me one or a few ����. Wonderful blog I Love all your fantastic makes !!


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