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Christmas Tree Meringue Recipe


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!


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)


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


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


  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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  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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