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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.

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
  • 4 egg whites at room temp
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • ⅛ 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!

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.

a3

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.

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

 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. 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!

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Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
 
Author:
Serves: 24-30
 
Ingredients
  • 4 egg whites at room temp
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • ⅛ 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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56 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Julie says:
    November 25, 2014

    These are adorable! We often make meringues for special occasions but I’ve never tried this. I can see these gracing our table this year!

  2. avatar
    Ramona says:
    November 26, 2014

    OMG! These are soooo adorable! I might try them!! <3

  3. avatar
    November 28, 2014

    OMGoodness! Those are way too cute! ALMOST too cute to eat! 🙂 Stopping by from Moonlight & Mason Jars! 🙂

  4. avatar
    November 28, 2014

    These are so cute! Pinning for later! Thanks for linking at Wake Up Wednesday!!

  5. avatar
    Tamara says:
    November 28, 2014

    Those are sweet. I want to try them! Thank you.
    Tamara

  6. avatar
    Emily says:
    November 29, 2014

    My family makes meringues every Christmas. Who knew you could make them even more festive?

  7. avatar
    Lucie Palka says:
    November 29, 2014

    These little trees are really cute. My creations often fall under the Pintrest Fail category. I hope they are as easy as you say!

  8. avatar
    November 29, 2014

    Those meringues are too cute! My friend at work is always making meringues- I am going to share with her! She would love to do this for her kids at Christmas.

  9. avatar
    November 30, 2014

    Oh how cute! Those little meringue trees came out so well. You did a really phenomenal job!

  10. avatar
    December 2, 2014

    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.

  11. avatar
    Madonna says:
    December 2, 2014

    Very creative and a great way to use up those egg whites.

    Madonna

  12. avatar
    Jann Olson says:
    December 2, 2014

    These are so darn cute! Pinned. Hopped over from Savvy Southern Style.
    hugs,
    Jann

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      Sue Adams says:
      December 14, 2015

      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

      • avatar
        Dana DeVolk says:
        December 15, 2015

        For the recipe, click on the image that says “Click Here to continue reading”

  13. avatar
    Christie says:
    December 3, 2014

    Those are gorgeous!! We used to make meringue cookies every year for Christmas. I honestly may have to make these this year. They’re adorbs! Pinning!

  14. avatar
    Cheri says:
    December 3, 2014

    I am making the meringue and the red velvet ones this week! I can’t waiT

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 3, 2014

      Yay! You are going to love them both, let us know how they come out!

  15. avatar
    December 4, 2014

    These are brilliant.
    Going to put them on my Christmas baking to do list (thinking they’ll be great to take to church on Christmas eve).

  16. avatar
    December 4, 2014

    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.

  17. avatar
    Nicole says:
    December 4, 2014

    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?

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 4, 2014

      Yes it will still work, just have to beat the heck out of it for the stiff peaks!

  18. These are adorable! I’ve been making meringue mushrooms for years, but these are so much cuter. Definitely going into the cookie swap this season!

  19. avatar
    December 5, 2014

    Yes, indeed these are the cutest things ever! I bet they taste scrumptious too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at Show Me Saturday! I can’t wait to see what you linkup this weekend!

    Merry Christmas!
    ~ Ashley

  20. avatar
    Jennie says:
    December 6, 2014

    Oh, I love meringue cookies! These are darling! 🙂

  21. avatar
    Giana says:
    December 18, 2014

    Hi!! I don’t know if I’m crazy blind, but I cannot for the life of me see how much the yield is?

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 18, 2014

      You’re not blind! I forgot to add it in. It makes 24-30 depending on size. I will update it now!

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        Giana says:
        December 18, 2014

        Awesome!!! Thanks so much!! I’m excited to see how these turn out!

  22. avatar
    Jessica says:
    December 20, 2014

    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!

  23. avatar
    Lara says:
    December 20, 2014

    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.

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 20, 2014

      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. 🙂

  24. avatar
    Kylie says:
    December 26, 2014

    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 🙁

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 26, 2014

      What was bad about them I’m interested to know.

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        Kylie says:
        December 29, 2014

        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 :/

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          Dana DeVolk says:
          December 29, 2014

          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!

  25. avatar
    Kylie says:
    December 31, 2014

    You’re welcome! I’ll probably try them again soon 🙂

  26. avatar
    andrea says:
    November 24, 2015

    The are amazing! Can I make them if I dont have a stand mixer?

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      November 25, 2015

      You can, but it will take much longer.

  27. avatar
    Heather says:
    November 29, 2015

    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!

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      November 29, 2015

      Hmm, no I don’t think these would freeze well, thanks though!

  28. avatar
    Sandi says:
    December 6, 2015

    Can these be made a couple of days ahead of time?

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 6, 2015

      Yes, store in an air tight container. I would say don’t make them any more than two days ahead.

  29. avatar
    Jo says:
    December 9, 2015

    What temperature should the oven be? Cooking for 2 hours seem really long… how to ensure it does not burn?

  30. avatar
    Mandy says:
    December 9, 2015

    What type of tip did you use for the piping bag?

  31. avatar
    Jennifer says:
    December 10, 2015

    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.

  32. avatar
    Linda says:
    December 13, 2015

    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!!

  33. avatar
    Julia says:
    December 13, 2015

    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.

  34. avatar
    Ashlee says:
    December 20, 2015

    Would you be able to swap out the almond extract with vanilla instead? And if so would it still be good?

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 20, 2015

      Most definitely! Still delicious 🙂

  35. avatar
    Megan says:
    December 21, 2015

    Do you need the cream of tartar? I have everything else on hand and dont want to go to the stores this close to christmas

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      December 21, 2015

      Yes it is very important, it keeps the egg whites stabilized. During baking, they will probably fall. So sorry!

  36. avatar
    Sharyn says:
    November 19, 2016

    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

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      November 19, 2016

      After they are baked and cooled. I’d even wait until just before serving if on a buffet. Thanks!

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