Saturday, December 19, 2015

Meringue Cookies-Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

Meringue Cookies are light, fluffy and taste delicious. As Christmas is round the corner, I am so excited to share the recipe for Christmas tree meringues. You just need 2 main ingredients to make this cookie - egg whites and sugar. These cookies are crispy on the outside and a little chewy in between the crunch. It was fun to make these Christmas meringue and I enjoyed it a lot. This is the first time, I am making meringues and felt very happy as they turned out perfect. Today we will learn how to make Christmas Meringue Cookies following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Christmas Meringue Cookies
Meringue Xmas trees

Christmas Meringue Cookies

Christmas Meringue Cookies

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 90 mins 
 Yields:12 Xmas Tree Meringue Cookies
 Recipe CategoryDessert
 Recipe CuisineInternational
 Author:
 Recipe source -joyofbaking

   Ingredients needed

   Egg white - 2
   Salt - a pinch
   Granulated white Sugar - 1/2 cup (100 grams)
   Green Food color - few drops
   Piping bag
   Sprinkles, Silver balls for decoration


Preparation 

Preheat the oven at 95 degrees C for 10 minutes.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Powder sugar and keep it aside.

Method 

Using an electric beater, beat the egg whites on medium speed until frothy.

how to make Meringue Cookies

Add salt and continue to beat the eggs until you get soft peaks.

beating eggs

Once you get soft peaks, add sugar little at a time and continue to beat on medium high until you get stiff peaks.

beating eggs until soft peaks

Add vanilla extract and mix well.

beating eggs until stiff peaks

Add green color to the batter and mix well. (as we are making Christmas tree, I have added green color). Our meringue batter is ready.

Before piping the cookies on the parchment paper, just stick the parchment paper by applying a little meringue mixture on the underside of each corner of the paper to prevent the paper from sliding.

Transfer the meringue mixture into an icing bag. Using a large star or round shaped nozzle, pipe the mixture directly on the parchment paper as shown below like Xmas tree.

Then place sprinkles or silver balls on the tree as you like.

Meringue Cookies recipe

Bake the meringues at 95 degrees C for approximately 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until fairly crisp.

how to make Christmas Meringue Cookies

Turn off the oven and leave the meringue cookies in the oven (with door slightly open) for several hours or overnight to dry completely.

Dust them with powdered sugar to create a snow effect. Place star sprinkles on top using a little frosting. Our Christmas Meringue Cookies are ready. They make great Christmas gifts.

Storage - It can be stored at room temperature in an air tight box for several days.

Note - As it is Christmas, I have piped in the shape of a tree and used green color. You can pipe any design of your choice and use any food color of your choice, not necessarily green.

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4 comments:

  1. Meringue cookies looks delicious.Loved the tree shape as well.

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  2. Awesome😃 I tried these last night..came out so nicely..i added some cashews to it..im going to make more to give my friends for Christmas.

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  3. What is the baking temperature ..

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