Ghost Cookies

Ghost Cookies 002

So these are supposed to look like ghosts.

Humor me, k?

It’s all I got for Halloween. Does that make me a bad recipe website?

So be it.

I’m o.k with it.

These are meringue type cookies without the Cream of Tartar.

I’m not big on Meringue cookies, but these are quite tasty.

Light as air and oh so tasty. They were gobbled right up.

Ghosts Cookies 001

Ghost Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert,cookie
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • ¾ cup White Sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon Table Salt
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips (or 1 cup regular size chocolate chips)
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until frothy.
  4. Add the sugar a little bit at a time, beating the entire time until the mixture has become stiff, about 5 minutes.
  5. Beat in vanilla and salt.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Place the mixture into a gallon zip lock bag, cut the corner and pipe into your desired shape onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  8. If making ghosts, place mini chocolate chips on the piped cookie for the eyes and mouth.
  9. Place in the oven.
  11. And allow the cookie to sit in the oven for at least 4 hours.
  12. Remove and store at room temperature


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  1. 1

    These are adorable!!

  2. 2

    These are so cute! I have a niece who loves meringue cookies but I have not made them for her in a long, long time. I might have to make these for her and her friends as a Halloween treat though. You’ve given me an excuse to buy some mini chocolate chips. :p

  3. 3

    they do!
    I see it.
    You don’t?

  4. 4

    I’ve never been a big fan of meringue cookies either. Maybe it is the cream of tartar that throws me off? But either way these are cute!

  5. 5

    I know a couple of brown-eyed Minxes who would go crazy over these! Bookmarking it!

  6. 6

    So cute, Leslie!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 7

    My family loves meringue cookies, and I make them all the time using mini chocolate chips….& they are gluten free for my daughter in law. I’m curious…why leave out the cream of tarter? Is taste the reason? These ghosts are too cute. I’m making these for sure!!

    • 8

      Thanks for your question Cindi.

      I left out the cream of tartar a) as a test and b) I didn’t have any left

      They worked perfectly fine without it. I know a lot of people might not keep Cream of Tartar on hand so this is perfect for those folks ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 9

        Thanks…that’s good to know! I think itโ€™s supposed to help the egg whites whip up, but Iโ€™m not positive.. The only other recipe I use it in are Snickerdoodles. I know my family will like these cute ghost cookies!

  8. 10

    so darling!

  9. 11

    They look like cute ghosties to me! Yum!

  10. 12

    I’ve made these but in the shape of bones!

  11. 13

    They scared the beejeezes out of me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your way ahead of me, I don’t even have a Halloween post up ๐Ÿ™

  12. 14

    I don’t have clear vanilla extract. Can I substitute it with almond extract?

  13. 15

    spooky! i love how meringues just dissolve in the mouth. makes me have to work that much less. ๐Ÿ™‚