Meringue Christmas Trees are a light and airy cookie that is perfect for you holiday cookie tray. Make these with simple ingredients for a fun and festive treat.

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We love making our favorite Christmas Desserts for all of our holiday plans. These festive Meringues Christmas Tree Cookies are always an impressive treat to make with easy ingredients. They melt in your mouth and perfect to serve for any occasion.

Christmas Tree desserts always make the best treat for the holidays. If you like making themed desserts too, try these Christmas Tree Pretzels or Christmas Tree Cake Pops.

Why This Recipe Works

Christmas Tree Meringues are super cute and have amazing flavor and texture. We love the way they display on cookie tray and would even be great as a centerpiece for your holiday table.

These cookies would be perfect to make ahead of time.

Ingredients

Meringue Christmas Trees ingredients - egg whites, cream of tartar, sugar, vanilla extract, green food coloring, sprinkles
  • Large Egg Whites (room temperature) 
  • Cream of Tartar 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring 
  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles 

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Variations Ideas

  • Flavoring – We used vanilla extract in this recipe, but you can also use peppermint extract or mint extract to change the flavor.
  • Sprinkles – Use different color sprinkles and if you want you can add a gold star sprinkle.
  • Powdered Sugar – When you are ready to serve these trees, dust the Meringues Trees with powdered sugar.

How to Make Christmas Tree Meringues

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 baking – sheets with parchment paper.  
Mixing egg whites and cream of tartar in a bowl

Step 2 – Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl.  With an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until the egg whites become frothy (2-3 minutes).

Adding in the sugar to the egg whites mixture

Step 3 – Increase the speed to medium high and slowly add in the sugar (1 tablespoon at a time) until all the sugar is added.  Turn the speed up to high and beat for 4-5 minutes until stiff peaks start to form.  

Stirring in the green food coloring to the egg white mixture

Step 4 – Turn the speed on the mixer down to a low speed and mix in the vanilla extract. Add in the green food coloring. Then carefully stir it in to dye the meringue mixture. But you do not want to over mix and remove the air from the mixture.  

Placing the Christmas tree on baking sheet and topped with sprinkles

Step 5 – Put the meringue in a piping bag fitted with a small star tip. Pipe seal Christmas tree shapes directly on the prepared baking sheets and then gently top with the sprinkles. 

  • Step 6 – Bake the cookies until they are crisp but not browned (approximately 1 hour 45 minutes).  Then turn off the oven but leave the cookies in the oven for 30 minutes.  Test a cookie and if it’s still chewy in the middle, let them continue to dry out in the oven.  
  • Step 7 – Let the cookie cool completely on the baking sheets on wire racks and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!   

Recipe Tips

  • Combining Ingredients – For best results, we recommend combining the ingredients with a stand mixer with whisk attachment or a hand mixer. We beat on medium high speed to create stiff peaks not soft peaks.
  • Green Food Colouring – We recommend using gel food coloring for the best green color.
  • Room Temp Eggs – Before combining the ingredients, make sure you are using the freshest eggs. They also need to be at room temperature. We recommend using the egg whites from egg yolk instead of using carton egg whites.
  • Adding in Sugar – When adding in this sugar, make sure to combine until sugar is dissolved. You may need to add in the sugar slowly.
  • Cream of Tartar – Cream of tartar is a must for this recipe. It helps to stabilize the egg whites for the best cookies.
  • Baking Tray – Line the baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
Meringue Christmas Trees displayed with fake snow on a platter

How to Pipe Christmas Tree Cookies

Place the meringue batter into the piping bag. Place the star nozzle on the bag. Then in circulation motion pipe the Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies into a Christmas Tree shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Know When Done Cooking

You will know that your cookies are done when they are hard to the touch. They should easily be removed from the baking sheet.

Why are they Chewy?

This could mean that they are underbaked. Place them back in the oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minute. This should allow them to crisp again and ready to serve.

How Long will they last?

Store them at room temperature and they will stay fresh for about 1-2 weeks.

How to Store Leftovers:

These cookies will last for a few weeks stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

Meringue Christmas Trees displayed on a platter with fake snow

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Meringue Christmas Trees

Meringue Christmas Trees are a light and airy cookie that is perfect for you holiday cookie tray. Make these with simple ingredients for a fun and festive treat.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Turn off the oven but leave the cookies in the oven 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 30
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 22

Ingredients

  • 4 large Egg Whites room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl.  With an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until the egg whites become frothy (2-3 minutes).
  • Increase the speed to medium high and slowly add in the sugar (1 tablespoon at a time) until all the sugar is added.  Turn the speed up to high and beat for 4-5 minutes until stiff peaks start to form.
  • Turn the speed on the mixer down to a low speed and mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Add in the green food coloring and carefully stir it in to dye the meringue but you do not want to over mix and remove the air from the mixture.
  • Put the meringue in a piping bag fitted with a small star tip.
  • Pipe seal Christmas tree shapes directly on the prepared baking sheets and then gently top with the sprinkles.
  • Bake the cookies until they are crisp but not browned (approximately 1 hour 45 minutes).  Then turn off the oven but leave the cookies in the oven for 30 minutes.  Test a cookie and if it’s still chewy in the middle, let them continue to dry out in the oven.
  • Let the cookie cool completely on the baking sheets on wire racks and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These cookies will last for a few weeks stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 22kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 0.4g, Fat 0.02g, Sodium 7mg, Potassium 11mg, Sugar 5g, Calcium 0.3mg, Iron 0.01mg

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