One of the best parts about the holiday season is all of the sweets you get to eat. What other time of the year can you eat as much pie as you want and not feel bad about it? Probably never, so we’re going to enjoy it while it lasts. This season, whip up a batch of meringues to give as hostess gifts or to amp up your own dessert table. Scroll through to check out our faves.

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1. Meringue Reindeer Cookies: Um, are these little reindeer *not* the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Bake a batch of these meringue cookies for any holiday party this season. (via I Heart Kitchen)

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2. Peppermint Snow Cap Meringues: This recipe is super easy to follow. Make your favorite meringue, swirl into snow caps and dip in chocolate and crushed peppermint. So. Good. (via Very Culinary)

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3. Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees: Break out the piping bag for this idea. Pro tip: Keep these Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees firm by using a little less sugar than normal. Don’t worry, they’re still just as delish. (via Baking a Moment)

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4. Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringues: Everything’s better dipped in chocolate, and that doesn’t stop at these peppermint meringues. Paint red stripes inside your piping bag to get the fun candy cane effect. (via Make Bake Celebrate)

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5. Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies: Stick to the basics with a simple Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookie recipe. This low-cal treat isn’t lacking in the flavor department. (via Gimme Some Oven)

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6. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies: What screams the holidays more than Christmas trees? Top off these meringue cookies with a chocolate star to make them that much better. (via Bakers Royale)

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7. Snowmen Treats: Use a simple meringue recipe to make these adorable snowmen. They might take a little extra work, but they’re *so* worth it. (via Design Dazzle)

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8. Meringue Santa Hats: Your favorite meringue recipe, a piping bag and some red food coloring are all you need to make these Santa hats. Mrs. Claus would be so proud. (via Not Your Momma’s Cookie)

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9. Meringue Wreaths With Sprinkles: Keep it classy with mini wreaths. Don’t have any green food coloring? Top ’em off with green sprinkles instead. (via Food Network)

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10. Meringue Igloo: This is a perfect DIY for snow days with the kiddos. The best part? You get to eat this project. (via Carnets Parisiens)

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11. Meringue Christmas Wreaths: Arrange dollops of meringue in a wreath and tie a bow around it to make your holiday place settings the best in town. (via Donna Hay)

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12. Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies: When in doubt, chocolate is your BFF. Drizzle your meringues with chocolate to pump up the jams sweetness. (via Bakers Royale)

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13. Mini Cranberry, Orange and Chocolate Pavlovas: Serve your meringue covered in cranberries and oranges. Talk about a nom-worthy dessert for the holidays. (via Food and Travel)

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14. White + Gold Christmas Trees: Gold makes everything better. Keep your hostess game strong with white and gold Christmas tree meringues this year. (via Mon Petit Bistrot)

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15. Minty Meringue Snowflakes: The only thing your peppermint mocha is missing is a minty meringue to go with it, which is why you have to try this recipe. Yumm-o. (via Burnbrae Farms)

What is your favorite meringue recipe? Leave it in the comments below!