Ghost Meringues (with Video)

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Halloween is hands down my favourite holiday of the year. Candy, costumes, and all things spooky, I start getting in the Halloween spirit the second Labour Day Weekend hits! We’re already experimenting with Halloween recipes and first up are these Ghost Meringues, a super simple and airy Halloween cookie that disappears when you bite into them!

How cute are these Ghost Meringue cookies? Such a cute & easy halloween cookie idea and they taste great - disappearing on your tongue, just like a ghost

Ghost Meringues Recipe

Meringues are all about patience. You really need to let your egg whites get to the right “formed peak” stage in order to get a successful cookie. I’ve shared step-by-step pictures to show you exactly what that stage looks like so you can confidently attempt your own ghost cookies. You also want to ensure that your kitchen is well-ventilated and not humid, which should be no problem in the fall.

Also, you want super fresh eggs – not only will they perform better in this recipe but with eggs being one of the main ingredients you do not want to ruin all of your effort with old eggs.

If cream of tartar seems like a weird ingredient to purchase you might want to check out some of our homemade play dough recipes – we use cream of tartar often in them! I purchase it at bulk stores rather than paying for those expensive little bottles.

These ghost meringue cookies are sure to disappear quickly at your next Halloween party

Meringues are a crispy, sweet cookie that completely melt in your mouth – which seemed perfect for a ghost theme to me!

We’ll be serving these ghost meringues at our Haunted Mansion party this Halloween – do you have any spooky plans for Halloween?

Check out our quick video for how to make these Ghost Meringue Cookies and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab the free printable recipe:

 

How to make ghost meringue cookies for Halloween

Ingredients for Ghost Meringue Cookies

First, gather your ingredients:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Piping bag

How to Make Ghost Meringue Cookies

Preheat the oven to 225 degrees

With a mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tarter.

Mix on medium speed until soft peaks form and then increase to faster speed.

Alternating between the sugar and powder sugar, add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form.

How to make meringue cookies

Add in the vanilla

Using a pastry bag with a circle  tip, pipe on the meringues onto a baking sheet starting with a big dollop and then a smaller one.

Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Once cooled, use black gel for the eyes and mouth.

Let dry completely before storing or serving.

 

These spooky & sweet ghost meringue cookies are sure to be a scream for Halloween - be sure to grab one before they disappear
Print your copy of my ghost meringue cookies here:

Yield: 42 Cookies

Ghost Meringues

Ghost Meringues

How cute are these Ghost Meringue cookies? Such a cute & easy halloween cookie idea and they taste great - disappearing on your tongue, just like a ghost

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup powder sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • black food gel

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees
  2. In a standing mixer, add in the egg whites and cream of tarter.
  3. Mix on medium speed until soft peaks form and then increase to faster speed.
  4. Alternating between the sugar and powder sugar, add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add in the vanilla
  6. Using a pastry bag with a circle tip, pipe on the meringues onto a baking sheet starting with a big dollop and then a smaller one.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until set and no longer glossy.
  8. Once cooled, use black gel for the eyes and mouth.
  9. Let dry completely before storing or serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

42

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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How to make meringue cookies

These meringue ghost cookies are super easy to make – are you going to give them a try?

Check out some of our other delicious Halloween recipes: 5 Healthy Halloween Lunch box ideas and Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats recipe.

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