Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

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prep time: 10 MINS cook time: 2 HRS total time: 2 HRS 10 MINS


  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • holiday sprinkles to decorate


  • Preheat oven to 225 F.

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Beat egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer until frothy. Add cream of tartar. Beat until soft peaks form. Increase speed to medium-high.

  • Slowly add sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until it is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla extract.

  • Fill a piping bag with meringue, use a star tip. Pipe trees, starting from the middle, pipe a circle and then 2 more, finishing in the middle on top. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkes.

  • Bake cookies for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Check them often. Mine did get a little brown, which I should have prevented, but I was trying to multitask.

  • Turn the oven off, open its door and let them cool inside.

  • Store meringue cookies in an airtight container away from any heat or moisture