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Meringue

Christmas Meringue Cookies

I have been wanting to try a meringue cookie forever now… I never have before! If there is ever an option of sugar cookies or chocolate I tend to pick that over meringue.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Meringue Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
cooling 1 hour
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. McCormick® Cream of Tartar
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp. McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Food Coloring Red and Green for Christmas cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F.
  2. Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. (If using a freestanding mixer, use wire whisk attachment.) Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Increase speed to medium-high.

  3. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  4. Beat in extract and food color until well blended.
  5. Place meringue into pastry bag fitted with a 2D, 1G, or large star tip. Slowly pipe out in a circle for the small meringue cookie. For the tree, pipe out a small circle then continuously make smaller circles working your way up.

  6. Bake both sheets of meringues at the same time 45 minutes. Turn oven off. Let meringues stand in oven 1 hour or until completely cooled.