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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. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine Halloween
Servings 3 dozen


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • black icing gel


  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Beat egg whites in a mixer with the beater attachment on high speed until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Then add in the cream of tartar and vanilla.
  • Continue beating on high speed until egg whites are thick and white, looking similar to marshmallow fluff, and hold a stiff peak.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  • 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.

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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