16.25ozcake batter(15.25 - 16.25 oz box of vanilla cake mix)
green & red gel food coloring
Preheat your oven to 175 degrees F (79 degrees C) and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.
Simmer some water in a medium saucepan (about 1 inch of water). Using a bowl large enough to safely set well above the simmering water, combine the egg whites and sugar then whisk until the sugar is dissolved, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer to your stand mixer bowl, or continue with a hand mixer.
Using your stand mixer whisk attachment, beat on low and gradually add the cake batter mix.
Once all of the cake mix has been incorporated, add the vanilla extract and increase the speed gradually until the meringue forms a thick stiff batter.
Separate the meringue batter into three equal portions, and add the food coloring to the green and red batch before transferring to pastry bags fitted with your preferred star tips.
Pipe the meringues onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheets with about 1 inch between each of the meringues, and about 1 inch in width and height. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees F (79 degrees C) for 50 minutes, then turn the oven off and crack the oven door open allowing the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the oven.
*Store in an airtight container, and keep in a cool, dry place.