Meringue Christmas Trees Two Ways

Light, airy and cute, these Meringue Christmas Trees will round out your holiday cookie tray. Easy to make and low cal too!  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.

Light, airy and cute, these Meringue Christmas Trees will round out your holiday cookie tray. Easy to make and low cal too!

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? 

Light, airy and cute, these Meringue Christmas Trees will round out your holiday cookie tray. Easy to make and low cal too!Now sometimes people are intimidated by meringue but it’s really very easy. If you can beat an egg white (and really the mixer does that), then add sugar and vanilla, you have it down.

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…. Light, airy and cute, these Meringue Christmas Trees will round out your holiday cookie tray. Easy to make and low cal too!

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! Light, airy and cute, these Meringue Christmas Trees will round out your holiday cookie tray. Easy to make and low cal too!

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

Meringue Christmas Trees Two Ways

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/8 tsp of Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • Assorted sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

 

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13 thoughts on “Meringue Christmas Trees Two Ways

  1. Christie

    Those gold stars are so pretty! And those threes are super cute. I love meringue cookies. They’re so light and packed with flavor.

  2. Ellen

    These are so pretty and delicate! I never have much luck with meringue because it’s always so humid here but I’d love to give these a try.

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