I think we all know by this point that I’m a big fan of weird, usually made-up, holidays. The more obscure, the better. Well, my friends, today is International Beer Day! I don’t know who made it up, but I’m 87% sure we’d be friends.
To celebrate, I was initially going to make German Beer Cheese Stuffed Deviled Eggs. However, I was perusing through my basement refrigerator (please don’t judge me, I live in Germany and my “main” fridge is the size of an actual mini-fridge so we had to bring in reserves) and I saw that I had half a case of Blackberry IPA from Perrin Brewing Company. Immediately, my brain switched tracks. Almost at the same time, I found a really cool recipe online for Beer Meringue cookies via The Beeroness
I instantly knew I wanted to make these! I made a few tweaks (see below), but hop on over to the Beeroness to check these out. They are so good and essentially a guilt-free snack.
Here are my additions:
- I used Blackberry IPA as opposed to a German style beer
- I added purple food coloring to give them a nice, light purple hue
- I swapped sugar for Equal, which is a 1:1 ratio, so this is a great option if you’re looking to cut calories/carbs
- I topped each cookie with whipped cream and fresh, local blackberries!
Now – for anyone who wants to @ me and say “but Ashton, this is an EGG blog. What the hell are these?”. Well, you need to relax. Meringues are essentially just egg whites and sugar, so as far as I’m concerned, that falls under my egg domain. So have fun making these cookies and let me know what you think!