Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies

INSIDE : Learn the trick to making delicious Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies this Christmas season. You will not regret baking up this fun recipe!

Holiday Meringue Cookie Wreath recipe

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I was so excited when my friend, Melissa from Lulu the Baker asked if I wanted to join her virtual cookie swap – yes, please!  Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for the other amazing ladies and their tasty holiday treats.

 

Meringue Cookie Wreaths

Meringue Cookies:

Meringue is a airy sweet dessert that is often made out of simple egg whites, sugar and a few other ingredients. Meringue is so light and airy that it melts on your tongue.  It reminds me of a much lighter and more tasty marshmallow.  

Christmas Cookie Wreaths

Meringue around Christmas time:

Growing up, my Grandma Marge always made the best desserts at Christmas time.  She would spend weeks prior to Christmas baking away in her kitchen.  When we arrived at Grandma’s house a few days before Christmas, she would lead us into her back room to help start bringing out the cookies!

Holiday Cookies

Christmas Meringue Cookies

She left her back room with the vent closes and with the door closed, it stayed quite chilly in there… the perfect little cookie storage center, ha.  I shared a few years ago about Grandma Marge’s Spritz cookies, which are still some of my favorites.

But another favorite of mine were her meringue cookies.  Now many may argue that meringue are not cookies and that is probably technically correct, but they are delicious and a dessert and we just call them cookies.

Holiday Cookie Display

What supplies do I need to make Meringue Cookies?

3 Egg Whites
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Green Food Coloring
Red Hot Candies
Silver edible balls
Kitchen Aide Mixer or Hand Held Mixer
Piping tip + Piping bag
Parchment Paper
Cookie Sheet

Christmas Dessert Wreaths

Christmas Meringue

Don’t forget to add just a touch of green food coloring to your mixture to create the fun evergreen look to your dessert!

How do I make Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies?

Holiday Meringue Cookie Wreaths

Once your meringue “batter” has been made, you can fill you piping bag up.  Be sure to cut a hole in your bag and  insert your piping tip first.  Next, start to pipe out fun festive wreath shapes.  I noticed if I did a little up and down wiggle with my hand, it made ripples and looked more wreath like.

I also made small ball ornament shapes and little holly leaves.  

Be sure to add red hot cinnamon candies and edible silver balls to decorate your wreaths, ornaments and holly leaves.  I just dipped the candies lightly in water and then they stuck perfectly to the meringue! 

Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies

Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Learn the trick to making delicious Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies this Christmas season. You will not regret baking up this fun recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Red Hot Candies
  • Silver edible balls
  • Kitchen Aide Mixer or Hand Held Mixer
  • Piping tip
  • Piping bag
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Beat egg whites until foamy.
  2. Add cream of tartar, salt + vanilla and beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Add sugar very slowly, beating constantly. Contiue beating until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add in green food coloring and mix to create a lovely evergreen colored look.
  5. Make a small cut in the bottom of a piping bag and insert the piping tip. Next, fill the piping bag with your meringue mixture.
  6. Prepare a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper and begin to pipe out your meringue wreaths.
  7. Bake one hour at 250' F. Turn off the oven and allow meringue to cool in oven.
  8. Decorate with cinamon red hot candies and edible silver balls.

Notes

- Give you hand a gentle up and down wiggle to create the "wreath" look.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 cookies Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Now be sure to head over to my friend’s blogs and check out their amazing holiday cookie treats.

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