Holiday Meringue Trees

Egg whites and sugar make meringues light and airy, creating a standout treat among the seasonʼs heavy desserts. Studded with metallic nonpareils, these holiday trees are an elegant addition to any platter.

Prep
30 hrs. 30 min.
Cook
2 hrs.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water. Whisk egg white mixture until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour egg mixture into a clean bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium until soft peaks form (tips curl). Continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  4. Carefully transfer meringue to a resealable plastic bag and cut a corner. Pipe tree shapes 1 inch apart onto prepared cookie sheet. Decorate with nonpareils.
  5. Bake for 2 hours. Turn off oven; let meringues dry in oven with door slightly open for 1 hour. Lift meringue trees off paper. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

NUTRITION FACTS PER COOKIE: 28 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 0 g protein.

Daily Values: 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium, 0% iron.

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