A lot of time on Christmas Eve was spent creating woodland critters out of meringue. Our favorite Christmas cookie magazine features a recipe for meringue angels, so we used that for our starting point. We mixed up a few batches of meringue in my mom's Kitchen-Aid, put it into decorating bags fitted with large tips, and away we went! Each of us had a workstation covered with parchment paper, which made transferring the critters to baking sheets really easy.
Elsworth did a lot of research before starting his critters.
Hanna, piping away:
Karl... so serious! He probably didn't want to get any meringue on the new sweater his wife made for him for Christmas.
A few favorites! The m&ms dots on the mushroom didn't quite turn out as we had hoped...
A squirrel angel: