Ghost Meringue Cookies #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Ghost Meringue Cookies are a 5-ingredient cookie made of egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. They’re piped into ghostly shaped and after baking are decorated with icing gel to add their ghost faces. 

Disclaimer: This recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I received product samples from our sponsors. All opinions are 100% my own.

I had so much fun making these meringue cookies! They’re perfect for Halloween with their ghostly little faces! I took them into work where most of my coworkers just looked at them with a confused look on their face. Apparently meringue cookies aren’t as popular as I thought! After I explained that it was just a very sweet cookie, they were much more interested in trying them. The rest of the cookies that stayed home ended up going home with my aunt.


A meringue cookie is made from egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar and vanilla extract. The ingredients are beat together on high speed until stiff peaks form and then it is transferred to a piping bag and piped onto either parchment paper or a silpat before baking. This is considered French meringue. There is also Italian meringue which involves boiling sugar syrup and Swiss meringue which is warmed, whisked, then baked. The cookies are sweet, light and fluffy.


They look like marshmallow, but they really just taste sugary sweet. Using a good extract in meringue cookies is key because they really take on the flavor. Vanilla is common, but you could also use almond, coconut, lemon, etc.


  • egg whites
  • sugar
  • cream of tartar
  • vanilla extract
  • icing gel


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Add egg whites to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high speed with the whisk attachment until foamy.
  3. Add in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Add in vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form, 6-8 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe into 3 layers to create a ghostly body.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool completely.
  6. Add eyes and mouths with icing gel.



Ghost Meringue Cookies

Ghost Meringue Cookies are a 5-ingredient cookie made of egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. They’re piped into ghostly shaped and after baking are decorated with icing gel to add their ghost faces. 

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Halloween


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • black icing gel


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Beat egg whites in a mixer with the beater attachment on high speed until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Then add in the cream of tartar and vanilla.
  4. Continue beating on high speed until egg whites are thick and white, looking similar to marshmallow fluff, and hold a stiff peak.
  5. Transfer to a piping bag with a wide round tip. Pipe one layer, lift up and pipe another layer on top, followed by a third to create a ghostly body.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, add ghost eyes and mouths with black icing gel.


Store ghost meringues in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Frozen meringue cookies will last for at least a month.

Keywords: ghost meringue cookies, meringue cookies, halloween treats week

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“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set


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Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)


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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.



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