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Christmas cookies are delicious, and a highlight of the season. But if you like lots of different cookies, like I do, it can get a little heavy before you’re done. But not these Meringue Christmas Trees.
With an airy, sweet crunch that melts in the mouth, they’re super light. And up there pretty high on the “cute” scale too.
You weren’t looking for an excuse to eat more cookies, were you?
You do need to pipe these out to get the shape but that’s no harder than frosting a cupcake. In fact if you look at the upright trees, you’ll notice that they are almost identical to the buttercream shape atop many cupcakes. Shhh….
Now while the green trees are piped like cupcake frosting, the flat (white) trees are piped differently. Using a small star tip, you start at the top, then basically go back and forth drawing longer and longer lines until the cookie’s the size you want. Then you decorate!
I especially wanted to make these trees this year to highlight the beautiful sprinkles I got from Sweets & Treats. I thought the candy canes and gold stars were so pretty and unique! They also have lovely cupcake liners, fancy paper straws and more. Yup, there’s nothing like sprinkles for putting the HOLIDAY in dessert!
Preheat oven to 225° F. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until stiff. Meringue should hold a shape well. Mix half of the meringue with green food color (I usually add a drop or two of yellow too). Top two baking sheets with parchment. Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.
For upright green trees, insert a medium star tip into a piping bag, then fill with green meringue Pipe out tree shapes on to the parchment, starting with a larger circle then going smaller and smaller, ending with a point. Sprinkle with gold stars or dot with candy cane sprinkles (or decorate with other sprinkles of your choosing)
For the white flat trees insert a small star tip into a piping bag, then fill with white meringue Pipe out tree shapes on to the parchment, starting at the top, then going back and forth drawing longer and longer lines until the trree’s the size you want. Sprinkle with gold stars (or decorate with other sprinkles of your choosing)
Bake for 45 minutes, then turn the oven off and let sit in the closed oven (no peeking) another 45 minutes if possible.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Preheat oven to 225° F.
Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until stiff. Meringue should hold a shape well. Mix half of the meringue with green food color (I usually add a drop or two of yellow too). Top two baking sheets with parchment.
Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.
Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway.
Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.
Wednesday Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Almond Shortbread Bites by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Brown Sugar Ice Box Cookies by West Via Midwest
- Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie by Lemon Blossoms
- Chocolate Pecan Cookie Crisps by Eat Move Make
- Christmas Checkerboard Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Christmas Chippity Chip Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
- Christmas Tree Cookies by Swirls of Flavor
- Cinnamon Snowball Cookies by Jersey Girl Cooks
- French Toast Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Frosty Ginger Cookies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Ginger Snap Cookies by Devour Dinner
- Holiday Coins by Family Around the Table
- Italian Christmas Cookies by Blogghetti
- Meringue Christmas Trees Two Ways by Art of Natural Living
- New York-Style Black & Whites by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Pecan Crescent Cookies by Palatable Pastime
- Pepparkakor by That Recipe
- Peppermint Cream Cheese Crushed Oreo Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Reindeer Haystacks by Leftovers Then Breakfast
- Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
- Soft Italian Wedding Cookies by Making Miracles
- Sweet Potato Pecan Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Turtle Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
- Vegan Italian Wine Cookies by Frugal & Fit
- Whipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Zimstern – German Cinnamon Stars by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company
Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.
Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices
In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.
Today, Adams proudly manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve®, Flavor King™, Pantry Basics™, Sear-n-Crust®, ClearVan™, Carniceria®, Cocina del Rey®, Naturals™, and Urban Canner™ along with the Adams Frozen Skillet Desserts and Adams Premium Ice Cream lines. In addition, Adams is proud to manufacture for some of the nations most respected Private Label Brands as well as other legacy Regional Seasoning Brands and is used to flavor many commercially produced food products around the nation.
Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon
Established in the 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.
Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.
Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.
Founded in 2010 by Shannon Harvey out of an industry need for bold, bright cupcake liners and baking supplies that are the life of the party! Based in Louisiana, Sweets & Treats is a designer cupcake liner manufacturer and party supply company that creates exclusive greaseproof cupcake liners, sprinkles, sprinkle mixes, paper straws, and other baking supplies.
Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.
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