Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

fun Christmas cookies
Fun Christmas cookies
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Ingredients

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4 Egg whites
1 cup Sugar
pinch of Cream of tartar
⅛ tsp Peppermint extract
2-4 drops Food coloring green
For the chocolate stars:
2 oz Chocolate melted

Nutritional information

57
Calories
0g
Fat
5.8g
Carbohydrate
8.1g
Protein
0mg
Cholesterol
128mg
Sodium
Ingredients
  • For the chocolate stars:

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

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I love these Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies – they are one of the best recipes for Christmas desserts. To make these cute cookies, start by making the meringue base by mixing egg whites, sugar and a pinch of tartar. Add mint extract and beat some more. Once the mixture is translucent, add green food coloring and beat again. The mixture is ready when you remove the whisk attachment and it leaves a curled but stiff peak.

When the meringue is ready, pipe the cookies onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 2 hours. As the meringue trees cool, make chocolate stars by placing melted chocolate in a pastry bag with a small hole. Pipe melted chocolate into a star shape and place in the refrigerator to chill until ready to use. To assemble, squeeze a small bit of cooled melted chocolate on top of each meringue and place a chocolate star in it. I am sure this recipe will be flying to the top of your Christmas Cookie Recipes this year!

To make Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Steps to make Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

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Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet

Heat oven to 200 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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Beat egg whites

Place 1 cup of sugar, 4 egg whites and a pinch of tartar in a bowl over, but not directly on a pan of simmering water. Whisk the egg whites constantly until the sugar has dissolved.

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Add mint extract

Transfer the whisked egg mixture to a clean bowl. Add ⅛ teaspoon of mint extract and slowly beat using an electric mixer on medium low.

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Beat in green food coloring

Once the mixture is translucent, add 2-4 drops of green food coloring. Increase the mixer speed and continue to beat the mixture until stiff peaks almost form.

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Pipe onto baking sheets

Transfer the meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a close or open star tip. Pipe meringue cookies onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving one inch between cookies.

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Bake

Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 1½ hours.

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Cool inside oven

Turn off the oven and leave the slightly ajar as the door meringues cool completely.

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Store cookies

Place meringue cookies in an airtight container or store them in the freezer until you are ready to serve.

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Make chocolate stars

Line another baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 2 ounces of melted chocolate in a pastry bag fitted with a number two round tip. Pipe chocolate into star shapes.

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Chill

Place the chocolate stars in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble.

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Assemble trees

To place the stars on top of the meringue cookies, squeeze a little bit of cooled melted chocolate on top of each tree and then place a chocolate star in each bit of chocolate.

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Serve

Serve on a silver tray to make it look like a winter forest scene.

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies are a fantastic sweet treat to serve this Christmas. If you make this, remember to tag #cookmerecipes in your social posts!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Athina

Adorable Christmas Tree! Thanks for sharing!

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