Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
These Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies are so fun and very easy to make. Festive and just in time for the holidays.
Are you back to normal after Thanksgiving? Enjoying holiday shopping? I’m going to keep things short and sweet today! Since I haven’t done my holiday shopping and I have some returns to make, this week will be busy! I’m frustrated with the return policy if some internet retailers… So I’m going to the mall later today! But before that, it is time for Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies.
Back on these cookies. Meringue cookies are so simple to make and all you need is egg whites and sugar. And cream of tartar, which is optional.
I had egg whites left over, because I made a creme brulee last week.So I decided to make these Christmas tree meringue cookies. And no, you don’t need any special piping skills. I used a star tip for these, you can pipe them as tall and as wide as you’d like. Mine are about 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches tall. I sprinkled some Christmas sprinkles, right before baking. That’s all they needed!
For the meringue, I’ve got some tips:
1. Make sure that the bowl and beaters are well cleaned and totally dried, this is important in order to achieve stiff peaks.
2. A day old, room temperature egg whites are best for meringues.
3. Baking temperature should be between 225F -250F (107C – 121 C).
These Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies will be the perfect addition to any holiday menu. Hope you like them!
Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
- 4 egg whites at room temperature
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- holiday sprinkles to decorate
Preheat oven to 225 F.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer until frothy. Add cream of tartar. Beat until soft peaks form. Increase speed to medium-high.
Slowly add sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until it is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla extract.
Fill a piping bag with meringue, use a star tip. Pipe trees, starting from the middle, pipe a circle and then 2 more, finishing in the middle on top. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkes.
Bake cookies for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Check them often. Mine did get a little brown, which I should have prevented, but I was trying to multitask.
Turn the oven off, open its door and let them cool inside.
Store meringue cookies in an airtight container away from any heat or moisture
Nutrition InformationCalories: 35, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 13mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Sugar: 8g
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I’ve gotten a little of my Christmas shopping done so far, and I dread going to the malls this month! Good luck! 🙂 These cookies look gorgeous, Mira! I love how festive they are!
I know, I hate going to the mall, but I’ll be away, so I need to get this done … Glad you like the cookies Gayle!
So you’re saying you left the egg whites out over night at room temp?
Yes Shannon, I left the egg whites in an air-tight container at room temperature overningt. You can refer to this article: https://www.craftybaking.com/howto/eggs-age-or-aging-egg-whites
These are so cute and I think my niece would love to make them with me. What a great way to use up egg whites too.
These little, edible Christmas trees are absolutely adorable Mira. Glad you had some leftover egg whites. I’m getting ready to try my hand at meringues. . .so asante sana for the tips. Fingers crossed mine come out as beautiful as yours.
I’m sure yours will be even more beautiful Lynn!
These meringues are adorable and so festive! I’m a sucker for a good meringue cookie!
Good luck with your Christmas shopping!!
First of all, beautiful presentation my friend! I concur with you with on return policy with some these online retailers, Grrgh! Thanks for the tips!
Meringue is the best thing to do with leftover egg whites! These are adorable — I love that you shaped them into Christmas trees!
these are so pretty Mira! perfect for Christmas!
These cookies look fabulous! I love meringues; they’re so light!
OMG these are just too adorable!! They’re too cute to eat 🙂 love them!
How pretty and festive, I love meringues. I’d love to make these for the holidays.
Cookie season is here!!! These meringue cookies are adorable and absolutely perfect for a holiday party. Pinning!!
Oh my! Mira, these Christmas tree meringue trees are beautiful! So festive and fun!
How cute are these? Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up! Pinning these and hope to see you back next week!
These meringues are adorable Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
why cant i print out the recipe for merenge christmas tree cookies? there is no print icon.
Hi Peggy, try now, I fixed it.
How long can the cookies be stored? Can they be stored in the freezer? I’ve never tried making meringue. My MIL used to make them and my kids loved them, but she no longer is able to bake.
Hi Eva, no more than 3 days in an air tight container at room temperature. I never froze these, but I’ve heard that people do. I just wouldn’t freeze. Hope you get to try them!
I made these and they turned out beautifully! My sone crushed up some candy canes and we sprinkled those on top. ?
Great! Glad you liked these cookies!
No matter what recipe I use as soon as I start adding the sugar the peaks turn into a thick sticky paste. What am I doing wrong?
I’m so sorry for your experience. I never have issues with meringue, but I have to think of what might be going wrong. do you add the sugar one tablespoon at a time? Are all ingredients at room temperature? Really curious to find out what is going on.