2 egg whites (room temp.)
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
Red colored sugar (sprinkles)
Beat whites until soft peaks form. Beating whites, add cream of tartar, vanilla. Then slowly add white sugar.
Beat until peaks stiffen. Spoon meringue into plastic bag. Snip corner.
Pipe 2 dozen 1 1/2" tall Santa hat triangles onto parchment lined baking sheet. (1/4 meringue should be left.)
Sprinkle triangles with red sugar. Add pompom and trim at base of hat.
Bake hats until hard but not brown at 200 degrees--approx. 1 hour and 20 min.
Turn off oven--leave hats in it for an hour to crisp before moving.