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Santa Hats Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 3 hrs

Santa Hats

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"Super festive, super easy, and super tasty! Does it get any better?? :) My kids love how the meringue melts in their mouths! If you leave the oven door open just a little it can help keep the meringue from browning."

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Original recipe makes 20 meringue cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 50 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites in a bowl until they form soft peaks; beat cream of tartar and vanilla extract into egg whites. Gradually beat white sugar into mixture until meringue forms stiff peaks. Transfer 1/4 of the meringue mixture into a separate bowl. Beat red food coloring into remaining 3/4 of meringue.
  3. Transfer colored meringue into a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe 20 Santa hat shaped triangles, about 1 1/2 inch tall and bending over at the tips, onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the hats with red sugar.
  4. Transfer remaining 1/4 uncolored meringue into a clean piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe little white pom-poms onto each hat tip and a small edging of fluffy white trim onto the bottom of each hat.
  5. Bake meringue cookies in the preheated oven until hard but not browned, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Turn off oven and let cookies cool inside oven until crisp, 1 hour.
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Dec 12, 2012

These turned out super cute and tasted like cotton candy. The recipes was easy to follow. I had never made meringue before and was leery of it after I tried to make macaroons but these were perfect. They will be a nice addition to my holiday plates.

 
Dec 16, 2012

these turned out great! They tasted amazing and were perfect for a christmas program. I didn't make any changes. Thanks for the awesome recipe

 

4 Ratings

Dec 09, 2012

I loved this recipe! Super easy to make, which since this was my first time making meringue, was appreciated! I decided to put more red coloring and not do the sprinkles. I also let mine cool outside the oven! Great job!!

 
Dec 23, 2012

Horrible recipe.. Very little guidance about how long to whip it for and the first time I made it, it came out so runny I had to toss the whole batch and start over...don't waste your time unless you are experienced in making meringue.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 29 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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