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Christmas tree meringue

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Meringue is one of the first cookies I made myself. Since they only require three ingredients and are slow to bake, they are great for beginners.
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Prep Time 20 hrs
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings 12 trees

Ingredients
  

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 drops green food colour
  • Confectionary sugar and Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat it to 250°F (120 °C). Line the baking paper.
  • Place egg whites and salt in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer at medium to high speed until foaming. Add tartar cream and continue mixing until a soft peak is formed. While mixing, add 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time. Continue beating until a hard peak is formed.
  • Add green food colouring and allow 15 seconds of whipping until combined then put the meringue in a clean piping bag with a large star-shaped tip. Pipe the tree (pipe a large star and then two smaller stars on top to create a tree) to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If used, top with sprinkles to make it look like a decorated Christmas tree.
  • Bake for about an hour until the meringue becomes firm and feels light and dry when picked up.
  • Open the oven for a few minutes, then turn it off and close the door. Leave in the oven for about 2 hours until the meringue is completely dry.
  • Serve them immediately; or You can freeze these cookies for up to 1 month if stored in an airtight container.
Keyword Christmas, cookie
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