2 16-ounce boxes confectioners' sugar
6 egg whites
3 Styrofoam cones, ranging in height from 7 to 12 inches (available at craft stores)
4 12-ounce boxes vanilla wafers or other small, flat cookies
Beat all but 1/4 cup of the sugar with the egg whites until stiff. Spread a thin layer of the frosting on a cone, then, working from the bottom up, overlap cookies, using more frosting as necessary. Repeat for the other 2 cones. Use a small sieve to dust the trees with the remaining sugar.
Note: Straight pins can be used to hold the cookies in place until the frosting dries, but don't forget to remove them.
Yield: 3 trees
NUTRITION PER SERVING:
CALORIES 126.6(32% from fat); FAT 4g (sat 1g); PROTEIN 1mg; CHOLESTEROL 4mg; CALCIUM 18.01mg; SODIUM 96mg; FIBER 1g; CARBOHYDRATE 21g; IRON 1mg
Kay Chun and Jane Kirby
Real Simple, DECEMBER 2002