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Meringue Ghosts

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 Depending on the size 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Meringue Ghosts are the perfect treat for Halloween! These sweet cookies are spooky, adorable and delicious. This easy recipe makes crispy, gooey, sweet meringues shaped like cute ghosts! 


  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons caster sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • candy eyes 
  • mini chocolate chips 


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 225 F. 
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer using the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium until frothy. 
  3. Add the cream of tartar and beat on medium until soft peaks form. With the mixer on medium, add the sugar a tablespoon at a time until all the sugar has been added. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue mixing until stiff, glossy peaks form. 
  4. Fit a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch round tip and spoon the meringue into the bag. Pipe the ghosts onto the baking sheet. Gently press candy eyes and/or mini chocolate chips to make the faces. Bake 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the meringues in the oven for an additional 1-2 hours until they are dry and no longer sticky. 

Keywords: meringue, ghosts, cookies, meringue ghosts, Halloween