Santa Hat Meringue Cookies
These Santa hat meringue cookies are absolutely adorable to look at and are hands-down my kids' favorite holiday cookie! They are crispy on the outside but they melt in your mouth just like cotton candy!
  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sugar
  • red colored sugar
  1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks start to form. Continue beating and add the cream of tartar and vanilla extract, then slowly add the ½ cup of sugar. Continue to beat until the peaks stiffen.
  2. Spoon the meringue into a decorating bag or a quart-sized ziplock bag. Pipe 1-1/2″ tall Santa hat triangles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (reserving at least ¼ of the meringue).
  3. Sprinkle the triangles with red sugar.
  4. Use the remaining meringue to give each triangle a pom-pom and trim.
  5. Bake the hats until they're hard but not browned, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the hats in it for an hour to crisp before removing.
Recipe by MomOf6 at