It’s time to put up the Christmas tree – in meringue form! These Christmas tree meringue cookies are impressive and delicious.
If you really enjoy making holiday cookies, then make some Christmas tree Linzer cookies next! They are traditional cookies with a lovely green color.
I love baking meringue cookies, especially during the holiday season. One time I made these “Melted Snowmen.” They remain one of my favorite recipes of all time, next to these meringue cookies!
Decorating Meringue Cookies
I love decorating meringue cookies because the possibilities are endless. You can make them any size, height, etc. Plus, with the right food coloring, you can tint them in whatever shade you wish. I love the green tint to these Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies – they’re just SO perfect and make me feel incredibly festive.
How To Make Meringue Cookies
I have all the steps in an easy and printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I wanted to share a quick list of what you’ll need before you begin.
Kitchen Tools Needed
All the exact amounts you need are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is a quick list of what you need to get from the store.
- Eggs whites from 2 large eggs room temperature
- Lemon juice or cream of tartar
- Granulated sugar
- Green gel food coloring
- Gold sprinkles
- Confectioners’ sugar
What Are Meringue Cookies
There are a ton of different ways to make meringue cookies. In the simplest form, they are made with egg whites, sugar, and flavoring.
My list of ingredients is a bit longer than that – and each ingredient has a specific job. Keep reading and I’ll explain more about what each thing does and how to get the perfect little Christmas trees out of them.
Tips on Making Meringue Cookies
Here are a few tips on how to perfect your meringue cookies. If you think you’ve already got this, scroll down to the printable recipe card. Please leave any questions in the comments – I’m happy to answer them.
Keep The House Cool
Be sure the house isn’t humid when you whip-up a batch. Meringue batter thrives off a cooler climate. I like to make these when I am not baking other cookies in the oven.
Bake At A Low Temperature
It’s best to bake these at a low temperature for a longer period of time (as opposed to a high temperature for a shorter time). Be patient. They really do take 2 hours to bake. If you rush them, they won’t stabilize or turn out very well.
Use A Stabilizer
Lemon juice or cream of tartar is a key ingredient for meringue. They act as stabilizers. This is how to get the meringue to stand up like Christmas trees.
Add Sugar Slowly
Pour in the granulated sugar slowly and surely. You’ll want the meringue batter to build up. If you add the sugar too quickly, it might make the meringue fall or have the incorrect texture.
Use A Stand Mixer
A stand mixer is ideal to make meringue since you’ll need to mix it for at least 10 minutes.
Check out our recipe below to make the cutest Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies. Your family will be blown away with how professional they look!
Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
- Using a stand electric mixer, start beating egg whites and lemon juice on slow speed.
- Slowly add granulated sugar and increase mixer’s speed to high. Beat for at least 10 minutes or until stiff peaks start to form.
- Add green gel food coloring and mix until meringue batter is completely tinted.
- Scoop meringue into a piping bag with Wilton round piping tip #8 attached. Pipe out Christmas tree shapes, starting with a base of about 1 ½ inches in diameter, then working your way up, to a thinner, cone-shaped tree, about 2 ½ inches in size.
- Top off each meringue cookie with a gold sprinkle.
- Bake for 2 hours. Once time is up, turn off the heat and keep the cookies in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Enjoy!
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More Christmas Desserts
If you enjoyed these Christmas tree meringue cookies, here are some more easy cookie recipes you should try next.