Meringue Ghost Cookies Recipe

Jamie Lothridge | My Baking Addiction

Meringue Ghost Cookies will make your little goblins squeal with glee. They're so cute, and yummy too! And naturally gluten free.

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I’ve never been one to get very excited about Halloween – it’s just not my thing. And if I’m being honest, any Halloween party invitations that I’ve ever received with the words costume required were immediately tossed, with an excuse at the ready. Sorry, real-life friends! Introvert, right here. Party of one!

I hate scary movies and if it weren’t for a DVR, I’d probably never watch television. If I see a horror movie trailer commercial, it’s almost guaranteed that I won’t be sleeping for at least two nights. I won’t even watch Law & Order if it’s not daylight and I've checked to make sure all of our doors are locked. Totally not kidding.

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Don’t even get me started on haunted houses. No. Thank. You.

However, now that we have a toddler, my stance on Halloween is changing just a bit. While I doubt we'll ever be the family with a fog machine and faux coffin on our porch, I do want to create fun memories for Elle that include parties decked out with cute décor and loads of sweet treats - just like these meringue ghosts. And I might just be dressing up as Cookie Monster this year, but only because I can’t find a Snuffleupagus costume. Help a girl out if you know where I can score one!

Meringue Ghost Cookies Image

These meringue ghosts really couldn’t be easier. They're totally adorable and boo-rrific, too! They look great arranged on a festive platter and are perfect for Halloween potlucks because you can make them a couple of days in advance. You can add in flavored extracts like almond, butter or even mint to change of the flavor. And if you can’t find those cute candy eyes, just use mini chocolate chips, but put them onto the meringue upside down.

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Meringue Ghost Cookies Recipe

    20 Servings


  • 4 large Egg Whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
  • Candy Eyes


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla on medium speed until frothy.
  3. Gradually add in sugar and increase mixer to medium-high speed. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; about 6 minutes.
  4. Spoon meringue into a piping bag fitted with a round tip.  Pipe swirls of meringue onto prepared baking sheet. Add candy eyes to each ghost.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 1.5 hours or until the meringues are dry and crisp to the touch. Turn off the oven and allow the meringue ghosts to continuing drying in the oven for a few hours.
  6. Ghosts will keep at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
Gluten Free Desserts
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about 20 Meringues
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Author: Jamie Lothridge
Recipe Yields: about 20 Meringues
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes
Total Time: 105 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 20

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 33

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 11mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jamie Lothridge

About Jamie

Jamie has an addiction to all things baking, as you'd guess from her blog, My Baking Addiction. She creates all things cookies just for us Food Fanatics, though.

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