Light, airy and cute, these Meringue Christmas Trees will round out your holiday cookie tray. Easy to make and low cal too!
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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!
Meringue Christmas Trees Two Ways
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Green and yellow food coloring
- Assorted sprinkles for decorating
- 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.
- 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.
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 check out the recipes.
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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
- Pecan Pie Cookies
- Small Batch Pecan Fingers