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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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
cooling1 hour
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Meringue Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke


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


  • Preheat oven to 225°F.
  • 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.
  • Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  • Beat in extract and food color until well blended.
  • Place the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a 2D, 1G, or large star tip. Slowly pipe out in a circle for the small meringue cookie onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. For the tree, pipe out a small circle then continuously make smaller circles working your way up.
  • 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.