Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Easy Christmas Tree Meringues


Today I made some pretty Meringue Christmas Trees to
share with you! Meringues are one of the easiest cookies 
to make and comes together in minutes! The hardest part
about them is waiting for them to "dry" in the oven.

The trick to remember when making meringues is that
you bake them until they are completely dry. After 2
hours, remove one of the meringues from the oven,
let it cool 2 minutes, then try it. If it's nice & crisp, then
you can remove the rest from the oven, let them cool 
on a wire rack, then put them in a ziplock bag until 
you're ready to eat them. If the meringue is still a bit
chewy, then bake the meringues for 30 minutes more.

I piped these using my #864 Ateco Open Star Tip, but any
open star tip - or plain tip will work.  I piped in a circular 
motion, getting smaller as I went and ended with
a star shape on top.  My trees measured just under
2 inches wide at the base.

Right after piping I decorated my trees with
sprinkles - some with white and some multi-colored.
I finished by putting a little snowflake on top.



CHRISTMAS TREE MERINGUE COOKIES

2 EGG WHITES
1/2 CUP SUPER FINE SUGAR 
(SUCH AS DOMINO SUPERFINE SUGAR)
PINCH CREAM OF TARTAR
FOOD COLORING OF CHOICE
SPRINKLES

Preheat oven to 200F.  Line a baking sheet with
parchment paper and set aside.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually
add sugar and beat at medium high speed until
you get stiff peaks and the sugar has dissolved.
Add food coloring and mix well.

Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with an
open star tip and pipe trees using a circular motion.
Decorate with sprinkles. Bake for at least 2 hours
or until crisp. Remove from oven, let cool and place
in an airtight container until ready to serve.

This recipe makes 14 Meringue Trees, and
can be doubled if you want more.


Here's a little tip from DOMINO SUGAR...


Before serving, I dusted the trees with a little powdered 
sugar "snow." These are so fun and are sure to be a hit
at your Holiday Party!! Thanks for stopping by!!





4 comments:

  1. They look so pretty ~ I am going to try them but somehow I know they won't be as pretty as yours!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Carolyn

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    1. Thanks so much Carolyn!! They really are so simple and I'm sure that yours will be pretty too!! I love meringues, and so does my daughter, so I always like to have them around for the Holidays!! I always love it when my friend from Prince Edward Island visits my blog!! I'm so enjoying all of your Holiday decorations & inspiration!! xo!!

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  2. Those meringues look absolutely professional! love them and glad you're back :D I missed your post soooo much <3 :*

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    1. Thank you Laura!! I'm back and ready to do some Holiday Baking!! Looking forward to seeing what your baking as well!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! xoxo!!

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