Christmas Tree and Wreath Meringue Cookies
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour, 45 minutes|
|Total time||2 hours|
- 2 egg whites (room temp)
- dash salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- green food coloring
|Preheat oven to 225* |
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
While continuing to mix, slowly add sugar until dissolved and mixture is thick with stiff peaks.
Mix in vanilla and 4 drops green food coloring.
|Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. |
Using a star tip, pipe circles to make wreaths.
Pipe in a swirling circular motion to make trees. Start with a larger circle on the bottom, then a smaller one on top of that, then a smaller one until desired look is achieved.
Add sprinkles and bake for 45 minutes.
Turn off oven and leave them undisturbed for 1 hour.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Store in a dry, airtight container.