Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies, fun and festive meringue cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth! Super cute for your holiday party!

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies, fun and festive meringue cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth! Super cute for your holiday party! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

It’s the last week of the Christmas series and I wanted to end it with a bang! Aren’t these Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies the cutest?!

 

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies, fun and festive meringue cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth! Super cute for your holiday party! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Dusting them with powdered sugar made it look like it snows… it’s so cute Imma die! Seriously though, eeek! LOL, I know, I’m a weirdo but I just can’t help it. These meringue cookies are so flippin easy and delicious! I used almond extract for mine but you can substitute any flavor your love!

This recipe is adapted from Cake & Allie.

Step by Step Directions

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Heat oven to 200 degrees. Place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a bowl of your stand mixer. Place bowl over boiling water on the stove. Whisk vigorously until sugar dissolved and there are no more sugar granules visible. Remove from heat and whisk in extract.

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Using the whisk attachment on stand mixer, mix on medium high until egg whites become bright white but still runny. Add in food coloring to the color you want and continue to beat to form stiff peaks.

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Place mixture into piping bag with large star tip. Pipe cookies onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Make cookies about 1 inch in width, 2 inches high and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Sprinkle with the multi color sprinkles.

Get a star tip here!

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies, fun and festive meringue cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth! Super cute for your holiday party! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Β Cook for 2 hours. After 2 hours, turn off oven, open door slightly and let sit in oven an additional 2 hours.

Place the star sprinkles on top with a tiny dab of frosting. You can get some cool gold stars on Amazon here. Β Serve and enjoy!

This was my first time making meringues and they came out perfectly! They are sooo easy, you can do it too! Check back next week because December will be jam packed with more treats!

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Servings: 24 -30
Author: Dana at ThisSillyGirlsLife.com
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Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites at room temp
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • green gel food coloring
  • multi color sprinkles
  • star sprinkles
  • frosting of your choice

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a bowl of your stand mixer. Place bowl over boiling water on the stove. Whisk vigorously until sugar dissolved and there are no more sugar granules visible. Remove from heat and whisk in extract.
  2. Using the whisk attachment on stand mixer, mix on medium high until egg whites become bright white but still runny. Add in food coloring to the color you want and continue to beat to form stiff peaks.
  3. Place mixture into piping bag with large star tip. Pipe cookies onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Make cookies about 1 inch in width, 2 inches high and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Sprinkle with the multi color sprinkles.
  4. Cook for 2 hours. After 2 hours, turn off oven, open door slightly and let sit in oven an additional 2 hours.
  5. Place the star sprinkles on top with a tiny dab of frosting. Serve and enjoy!

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63 Comments at Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

  1. These are absolutely ADORABLE! Pinning immediately! Thank you for linking up at the Found and Foraged linky party Dana! We hope to see you again! AND just a heads up, we are partying one day early this week (Friday 8PM CT) because because InLinkz is doing maintenance right when our party normally goes live on Saturday. So for one week only, the day is changing.

    1. Never work with meringue can you give me the recipe those trees are awesome also what the star is made from thank you so much s

  2. Hi, Dana, I’m Louise Douglas, a new cohost for the wakeup Wednesday Linky. I have to say your Christmas tree meringue cookies looks amazing! They look so amazing that I shared it on my Pinterest board and started following you there. Have a great day Dana.

  3. I’m so glad you linked these up to Let’s Get Real because they are PERFECT for a cookie exchange I’m hosting in a couple days! One question- I don’t have a nice stand mixer- just a cheapo version so I don’t have a whisk attachment. Do you think it will work with just the regular beaters?

  4. They are in the oven now! I’m no artist but I think they are adorable. I’m very excited. The only change I had to do was chill the bowl and whisk. Heating it first was not allowing a true stiff whip for me.

    Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes!

  5. I’d love it if you’d explain the choice to basically…cook the egg whites? Why do you heat them with the sugar?! That really confused me, and I’m probably just going to use my meringue recipe and your decorating tips because of it. Super cute, however.

    1. Thanks! Honestly, I have no idea why. This was my first time making meringues as I said in the post. I just followed the recipe from Cake & Allie that I linked to and put my own little twist on it. Wish I could be more help. πŸ™‚

  6. Ugh I tried this recipe and it came out horribly. Either I did something wrong or this recipe wasn’t that good. I was so excited to make them for Christmas and it was just bad πŸ™

      1. After following all the steps my mix wasn’t holding. Like when I tried to make the trees they just fell into a big puddle of green. I cooked it anyway but they didn’t taste good, had to throw them away :/

        1. Sorry to hear that, I’m thinking the mix had to be mixed a lot more to stiff peaks like I had in the picture. I really hate to hear it! But, I really appreciate the feedback!

        2. Kylie, if you live somewhere that has high humidity, that might explain the problem! Growing up, we had to do without our Christmas Divinty Candy ketones–depending on upon the weather!

  7. These look really cute! Wondering if you can freeze them? Looking for Christmas cookie ideas that I can freeze ahead of time. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I am trying these next Friday for our Saturday holiday party. I do not have a stand mixer but have a whisk attachment for my hand mixer – I hope that works. I am super nervous.

  9. I made these this evening to take on a cookie tray to my Uncle’s nursing home. They are adorable!! I’m going to make them again for our family Christmas gathering. They’re sure to be a big hit!! They were so easy and turned out great!! I followed your directions to the “T”. Perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  10. I’ve not made these particular meringues yet (I will soon…they’re so cute) but I’ve certainly made others, and the only times I’ve not had success is when you make them on a humid or rainy day. The meringue will never get still enough.

  11. Question about the meringue tree when do you sprinkle the powdered sugar on them ….before they’re baked or when they’re done to make that snow effect

  12. Is the almond extract for flavor only, or does it serve an additional purpose? I’m wondering if another flavor extract would affect the outcome. My daughter is allergic to nuts and I’d like to use a substitute of possible.

  13. These are great I’m going to try them! Why do you have to put the star sprinkle on at the end? Can you just place them on the tip of the peak before baking?

    1. You know, I really don’t know why I did that. It was my first time making meringues so maybe I was nervous about it, LOL. It would probably be fine to bake with it, but I’m not positive. Thanks for asking!

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