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Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

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

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

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Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

These simple mini Christmas tree meringue cookies are made with just 6 ingredients (including cream of tartar). 

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 Meringue Cookies Recipe

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!

Makes around 36 small cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

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 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.

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

While the mixer still running, add the sugar one tablespoon at a time, waiting a few seconds between each addition.

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

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 Meringue Cookies Recipe

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 Meringue Cookies Recipe

After piping all the trees, top each meringue with rainbow sprinkles.

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

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

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.

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

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.

Christmas Meringue Cookies 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!

If you want more festive recipes like this one, we have plenty on our site.

You’ll find everything from gingerbread houses to peppermint ice cream here so check out some of our other ideas and start planning for the festivities now!

Yield: 36

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

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

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

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.
  2. 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.
  3. While the mixer still running, add the sugar one tablespoon at a time, waiting a few seconds between each addition.
  4. After all the sugar has been added, add the green gel until you get the desired color.
  5. Continue beating for around five more minutes, until the mixture, is glossy and stiff.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a large star tip.
  7. 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.
  8. After piping all the trees, top each meringue with rainbow sprinkles.
  9. Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  10. When the cooking time is up, turn off the oven and allow the cookies to sit in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
  11. Then, remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely before eating or storing them in an airtight container.
  12. Enjoy!

Notes

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!

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!

If you want more festive recipes like this one, we have plenty on our site.

You'll find everything from gingerbread houses to peppermint ice cream here so check out some of our other ideas and start planning for the festivities now!

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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

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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