Want to make EASY Christmas tree meringues? Looking for a quick and easy Christmas cookie recipe for a party or cookie exchange? Need a fun, EASY to make dessert to serve at your Christmas party? Need a last minute dessert recipe that is quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients? This EASY PEASY Christmas tree meringue cookie recipe ticks all the boxes!
This last minute Christmas cookie idea is so quick and easy to make with just a handful of ingredients you probably already have on hand. You can quickly whip these up in the evening before a Christmas work party, potluck, neighborhood cookie exchange, kids classroom party or holiday party.
These Christmas tree meringue cookies are made on a popsicle stick (making it the perfect finger food) so you can easy grab one and enjoy it during these walk, talk and easy holiday events. You can wrap these in plastic cello bags with a pretty ribbon and give them away as homemade Christmas gifts.
This Christmas cookie recipe uses a few common items from your pantry. Prep time is SUPER short and you can make these ahead of any special holiday event. You can decorate your Christmas tree meringue cookies with ANY fancy sprinkles you like or make your trees any color. Your imagination is the only limitation here!
Easy Christmas Tree Meringues Recipe
We used the French meringue methodology to prepare our meringue Christmas trees. So you can be confident that your meringues mimic the style and flavor of French boulangeries. While our trees are traditional green…you can make your trees any color. This recipe doubles or triples for larger batches.
Makes: 12-14 Meringue Cookie (Depending on Size)
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Piping Bag Fitted with Star Tip (We Used This Piping Kit)
2 Egg Whites
1/8 TSP Cream of Tartar
1/2 C Sugar
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
Green Gel Food Coloring (We Used Green From This Food Coloring Kit
This Christmas Tree Meringue Cookie recipe the perfect last minute dessert for Christmas parties, Christmas movie nights, cookie exchanges and get togethers because there is minimal prep work and assembly is easy peasy. This EASY Christmas cookie is a fun, family activity for kids, teens and adults alike!
How to Make Christmas Tree Meringues Step by Step
Gather all of your ingredients and supplies. Preheat your oven to 160F (that’s not a typo…meringues bake at a low temperature for a long duration!). Combine the egg whites in your mixing bowl with Cream of Tartar and beat at low speed with a Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer with whisk attachment until a slight foam appears.
The foam should appear after about a minute of mixing. Add the granulated sugar and beat to combine. Add the vanilla extract and beat to combine.
After all the ingredients are fully combined you will continue to beat/whip the meringue for about 6-7 minutes. The finished meringue is dense and fluffy. It does not hang or drip from the whisk. You may need to beat for longer if your doing this by hand or using a low powered mixer.
Slowly add Green Food Coloring one or two drops at a time and stir in to combine (don’t whisk or beat it in as this could cause the meringue fall flat).
Add the green meringue mix to a piping bag fitted with a star tip (we used this Piping Kit).
Next we’ll pipe out the trees over top of the Food Grade Popsicle Sticks. To do this, hold the piping bag upright. Start with the top of the tree and zig zag your way down to the bottom creating a tree shape.
Grab those Colorful Star Shaped Sprinkles and decorate your trees however you please (this is the fun part!). Using a variety of sprinkles make the trees visually interesting.
When you’re done put the baking sheet in the oven at 160F. DO NOT open the door for the first hour or your meringues will fall flat!
If you want your meringue Christmas trees to remain soft inside, remove the meringue after 1 hour 30 minutes. For dry, harder meringue cookies you’ll need a full two hours at 160F.
After your meringue Christmas trees come out of the oven you can make it snow by sprinkling with confectioners sugar. Allow the cookie to fully cool before storing.
To turn these into edible Christmas gifts grab some food grade cello bags and place the tree inside. Close the bag around the popsicle stick end with a twist tie and add a bow. Cut way excess cello so the meringue looks like a Christmas lollipop.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make easy Christmas tree meringue cookies! This cheap, EASY last minute Christmas cookie recipe comes together quickly with only a few inexpensive, ingredients. You can easily double or triple this recipe for large crowds, bake sales, potlucks and parties.
If you love Christmas food crafting check out some of our other EASY Christmas recipes that you can make at home! We love sharing holiday treats and tasty drinks with you!