Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

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Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies are made with just 6 ingredients, are quick and easy to make, and will look beautiful on your holiday tray!

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies Recipe

With just 6 ingredients, these simple mini Christmas tree meringue cookies are made to celebrate the season.

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year because it’s all about spending time with loved ones.

I love baking with my kids around Christmastime and they like to help me decorate cookies like these meringue Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

We usually have cookie decorating parties, I always keep some simple recipes up my sleeve that we can whip up fast for last-minute guests or gifts.

These Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies are quick and easy to make and will look beautiful on your holiday tray!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Christmas tree meringue cookies are loved for several reasons! Here are a few:

  • Festive Appearance: Their shape resembles Christmas trees, making them visually appealing and perfect for holiday celebrations. The vibrant green color often associated with these cookies adds to their charm.
  • Light and Airy Texture: Meringue cookies have a delicate, airy texture that melts in your mouth. They are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, providing a delightful contrast.
  • Versatility: They can be flavored in various ways, such as adding peppermint, vanilla, or other extracts, giving them a unique taste that suits different preferences.
  • Fun to Make: Creating these cookies can be a fun activity, especially for families during the holiday season. Piping the meringue into tree shapes allows for creativity and engagement.
  • Low in Fat: Meringue cookies are typically low in fat, making them a lighter alternative to many other holiday treats.
  • Gluten-Free Option: Since meringues are typically made with egg whites and sugar, they are naturally gluten-free, appealing to those with dietary restrictions.
  • Gifting and Sharing: They are great for gifting in decorative boxes or for sharing during gatherings and parties, adding a sweet touch to the festivities.

Overall, the combination of their festive appearance, light texture, versatility, and the joy they bring during the holiday season contributes to their popularity and appeal.

Makes around 36 small cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Meringue Christmas Tree Cookie Ingredients

  • Egg whites, room temperature
  • Peppermint extract
  • Cream of tartarir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=dab35571ea417388f550a7040b619dd2& cb=1637433187663
  • Sugar
  • Green gel food coloringir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=2485246f0d390fa9bf98b4a8693a7628& cb=1637432876864
  • Rainbow sprinklesir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=042c478bc7b1406b55bbf36a68f08bf3& cb=1637432883363
  • For exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.

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Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

What is Meringue

Meringue is a sweet and airy mixture made from stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar.

The texture of meringue can be soft or firm, depending on the amount of sugar used.

Meringues are primarily used as toppings for pies and other desserts, but they can also be eaten alone!

How to Make Christmas Meringue Cookies 

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line two baking sheetsir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=4009600cdbd9c57b79be2e93a49e8772& cb=1637433161586 with parchment paper.ir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=de49f32f254e40f06ce3b45b56255ccd& cb=1637433169525

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Beat the egg whites, peppermint extract, and cream of tartar in a stand mixerir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=b3727c1fb0b61f171958bbc5ccce4e46& cb=1637432904504 with the whisk attachment on medium speed until the mixture is frothy and peaks begin to form.

While the mixer still running, add the sugar one tablespoonir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=88b9234d43091b3e348b6fe2771d62b9& cb=1637432912943 at a time, waiting a few seconds between each addition.

After all the sugar has been added, add the green gel until you get the desired color.

Continue beating for around five more minutes, until the mixture is glossy and stiff.

Christmas Tree Cookies

Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a large star tip.ir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=537805e5eca9a818175d481acaeb77fd& cb=1637432922092ir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ff10fb0c344e88de4db9dd21b1fa083c& cb=1637432929059

To make the Christmas tree shape, squeeze three mounds of meringue on top of each other, being careful not to make the mounds too large or the tree will fall over.

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After piping all the trees, top each meringue with rainbow sprinkles.ir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f82d93d0ad5f3715dc3e4beba3fef76b& cb=1637432939508

Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.

When the cooking time is up, turn off the oven and allow the cookies to sit in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.

Then, remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely before eating or storing them in an airtight container.ir?source=bk&t=plucraabocou 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ac670f36fa2f18a580770f40ea61cd04& cb=1637433060212

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Enjoy!

In Conclusion

Whether you’re having a cookie decorating party with your kids or hosting one for all of their friends, these simple mini Christmas tree meringue cookies are the perfect recipe.

They take just 6 ingredients and can be made in any color scheme to match your holiday decorations.

With their delicate shape and sweet flavor, they’re sure to be a hit at any event!

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies (2)

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies are made with just 6 ingredients, are quick and easy to make, and will look beautiful on your holiday tray!

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat the egg whites, peppermint extract, and cream of tartar in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment on medium speed until the mixture is frothy and peaks begin to form. Milk in a pan with a Christmas tree cloth on top.
  2. While the mixer still running, add the sugar one tablespoon at a time, waiting a few seconds between each addition. Green icing in a bowl on a table, perfect for Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies.
  3. After all the sugar has been added, add the green gel until you get the desired color. Continue beating for around five more minutes, until the mixture, is glossy and stiff. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a large star tip. To make the Christmas tree shape, squeeze three mounds of meringue on top of each other, being careful not to make the mounds too large or the tree will fall over. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies on a baking sheet.
  4. After piping all the trees, top each meringue with rainbow sprinkles. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies with sprinkles on a baking sheet.
  5. Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. When the cooking time is up, turn off the oven and allow the cookies to sit in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Then, remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely before eating or storing them in an airtight container. Enjoy! Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
Nutrition Information
Yield 36 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 18Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 0g

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