Merry Elf Hats

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Recipe by Cynna

Cute little meringue cookies! A decorative addition to any holiday cookie platter.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 egg whites
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 -3 drops red food coloring or 2 -3 drops green food coloring
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 34 cup cashews, finely chopped (use your favorite nut, cashews are my fave and what I use)


  1. In a medium mixing bowl allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease a cookie sheet; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  3. Add vanilla, cream of tartar, and food coloring to the egg whites. Beat whites at medium speed until soft peaks form.
  4. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating about 5 minutes on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. Spoon meringue into pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch round tip. Pipe small 1-inch-high mounds that end in an angled tip about 1 inch apart on prepared sheet.
  6. Bake about 15 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  7. When cookies are cool, dip bottoms into melted chocolate, then into chopped nuts.
  8. Set on waxed paper until chocolate is firm.
  9. If desired, add a dot of colored icing to each tip.

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