These super festive Christmas Meringue pops will wow your friends and family! They are the perfect addition to your Chrismtas gift giving trays or to add to your dessert table at your holiday table.
Christmas Meringue Pops Recipes
If you love the look of meringue cookies but have been intimidated by them we are here to give you a step by step lesson in making these festive Christmas Meringue Pops! While these do take a bit of time they are worth all the effort because they are so festive and everyone always loves them!
You will love meringue cookies for so many reasons!
- These meringues are light and airy!
- Minimal ingredients
- These cookies really wow your guests!
A note about oil before we start!
Oil will ruin your cookies. Wash your hands frequently. If any oil touches the meringue these cookies will not turn out.
Serving: 13 Cookies
- Prep time: 30 minutes
- Cooking time: 1 hour
- Resting time: 1 hour
- Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- 3 egg whites, at room temperature
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup caster sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract or 1 package vanillin powder
- Food colorings
- Colorful decorations
- 13- 20 sticks
How to Make Christmas Meringue Pops
- Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until it gets fluffy
- When the egg whites get fluffy, add the caster sugar 3 times and continue whisking.
- Add the vanilla extract to this step.
- The important criteria for the egg whites are, to become solid, to hang in the beater and to avoid sugar crumbs when you touch them.
- When the meringue mixture turns into a bright and giant foam, divide them into three cups and add the red and green food colorings to the meringue mixture.
- Put the parchment paper on a baking tray, put the sticks and pipe the mixture on top of it.
- Decorate them as you wish.
- Bake in a preheated oven (110 C / 230 F) for 1.5 hours.
- After cooking, let it rest for 1 hours until it gets hard without opening the oven door.
Tips Tricks and FAQs
- Be sure there are no egg yolks in the eggs when you are making these.
- Prior to starting, make sure your egg whites are at room temperature.
- It’s tempting, but do not open the door when these are baking or cooling! Doing so will cause these to deflate in no time.
- The easiest way to make these is by using a stand mixer like a Kitchenaid. Since it takes a good long time to get those peaks using this type of mixer helps a ton. You can also use an electric mixer but it is more difficult.
- If it is too humid your Meringue cookies will not turn out correctly. So you want to avoid making these on a humid day.
Once you cool your Christmas meringue pops, you will want to store them in a cool dry place in an airtight container. Place parchment paper in between the layers. This will keep for up to 3 weeks.
If you prefer to store these in the fridge you may. They will last about 1 month in the fridge.