I saw some really adorable Christmas meringues on Pinterest and wanted to try my hand at one. I had never made meringues before, but they looked so fluffy and festive that I just had to have one!
These Christmas Tree Meringues are surprisingly easy to make. It’s essentially just whipped egg whites and sugar. Sounds like my kind of dessert! The only “special tool” you might need is either a decorating tool (I use the Wilton Decorator Pro), or a disposable icing bag.
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I decorated my Christmas Tree Meringues with some red, green, and white Christmas sprinkles I already had and used Wilton’s Golden Sugar Pearls for the toppers. Feel free to get creative with the decorating and use whatever you have. I think it would be adorable to use snowflake sprinkles as the toppers. If you switch it up and do something different, I’d love to hear about it!Print
Vanilla Mint Christmas Tree Meringues
Christmas tree meringues with vanilla and mint flavor.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 24 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 4 Egg Whites
- 1/2 tsp of Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup White Sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon Vanilla
- 1/2 tablespoon Mint Extract
- Christmas sprinkles
- Wilton Gold Sugar Pearls
- Green Food Coloring
- Decorating Tool (I used this one), or Disposable Decorating Bag
- Preheat oven to 225°
- Cover a baking sheet with non-stick spray, or use a slip mat.
- Use a stand mixer to whip the egg whites for a few minutes, until they are frothy.
- Gradually add in the sugar, then the cream of tartar, then vanilla and mint.
- Now add in green food coloring until you have reached your desired shade.
- Fill your icing bag or decorator tool with the meringue mixture. When squeezing it out, move in a circular motion and press down gently. (It helps me to think of it like filling a bowl of ice cream from a machine.)
- Cover with Christmas sprinkles and place golden pearl on top.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until edges have started to turn slightly brown.
- Remove from oven and let them cool.
- Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 day.
- Calories: 53
Anne Murphy says
I used to make meringues all the time, though I haven’t for ages – but plain ones, neither mint nor Christmas trees! Plains ones are good enough, mint is a great idea!
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago says
Meringues are one of my favorite cookies – I love these for the holidays!!
Sasha @ Eat Love Eat says
These are so cute!
Vastly under detailed re: making the meringue. Tried this twice following the instructions exactly and the meringue never set – just a pool of green syrup. The food coloring seems to ruin it.