1.Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Grease and line two oven trays with baking paper.
2.Whisk egg whites, sugar and vanilla until just combined. Add coconut and dried cranberries; mix well.
3.Using damp hands, form level tablespoons of mixture into loose conical Christmas tree shapes; place on prepared trays about 3cm apart.
4.Bake for 20 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool on trays for 10 minutes; transfer to baking paper-lined wire racks to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar.
Not suitable to freeze or microwave. Make these Christmas trees two weeks ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. You can replace the cranberries with finely chopped dried apricots, sour cherries or glacé fruit, if desired. Can be made two months in advance. Store in sterilised jars in the refrigerator if weather is hot.