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Christmas Tree Meringue Recipe

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One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to bake holiday treats. Every year, I tend to make the same things year after year, and this year I was determined to try some new holiday treats so we started by making Christmas Tree Meringues. After discovering my Grandma’s old recipe box earlier this year, I have a treasure trove a delicious recipes that she left for me including this meringue recipe.

I love meringues, and I have always been so intimidated about making them until seeing the recipe. (They are not as hard as they appear) With a little Pinterest inspiration, I got inspired to shape our meringues into Christmas trees.

The biggest tip that I have is to make them at night! If you are planning any other holiday baking, it will slow you down by needing to *warm* in the oven for a couple of hours. If you make them at night, then they can warm overnight creating the perfect meringues!

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Let’s get baking! This is what you are going to need:

  • 4 Egg whites
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (plus 1 Tablespoon) of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • wax paper
  • (optional food coloring)

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Where do you start? It’s simple!

  1. First preheat the oven to 175.
  2. Once the oven is heated, put the cookie sheets into the oven for about 5-10 minutes
  3. Remove the cookie sheets and brush with melted butter
  4. Immediately lay a perfectly cut piece of wax paper over the buttered cookie sheet
  5. Then brush another layer of melted butter over the wax paper

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Got it? Good..let’s move onto the cookies

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  1. In an electric mixer blend the egg whites, salt, cream of tartar and vanilla. Beat until the mixture starts to develop peaks. (add optional food coloring now)
  2. Then gradually – gradually – add in the sugar (while still beating)
  3. Once everything is fully blended, add the mixture into a pastry bag (wide saw-toothed tube)
  4. Make into the shape of trees, and top with a candy star
  5. Put the trays into the oven, and then *turn off the oven*
  6. Let the cookies *warm* in the oven for 1-2 hours

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2 Comments

  1. These are just too cute! What did your kids say about their flavor?

  2. Love these! My sister makes meringues every year, but I love the idea of making them like a tree. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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