Meringue Ghosts & Pumpkins

by Pecorari Elisa

Meringue Ghosts & Pumpkins
If you're eager to whip up a generous serving of cookies for your Halloween gathering while keeping it both adorable and effortless, these crispy meringues will both impress and entertain you! Prepare to be amazed by the sheer fun they bring. Decorating the pumpkin meringues is a breeze with the help of a food-safe marker, ensuring hassle-free creativity. Meanwhile, the ghost meringues are made even simpler with the addition of googly eyes. Give this foolproof Halloween recipe a try, and you'll find yourself bursting with screams of pure delight.
  • Cookie Sheet 13" x 19" (OR Aluminized Steel Cookie Sheet, Commercial Grade Pure Aluminum Cookie Sheet, Cookie Sheet 13", 15", 17")
  • 2-1 Scraper & Spatula 10"
  • Brush and Spatula Set
  • 4pcs Measuring Cups with Scraper
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Reusable Piping Bag and Tips
  • Whisk (Silicone or Stainless Steel)
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Food coloring paste (Orange or any color)
  • Candy googly eyes
  • 1/4 c. white chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt.
  3. Mix from low to high speed, gradually increasing.
  4. As the egg whites froth up, add sugar, one spoonful at a time. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  5. Continue whipping on high speed until the mixture becomes glossy.
  6. Place half of the meringue mixture in a piping bag fitted with a round tip.
  7. On one of the lined baking sheets, pipe three rows of four meringue dollops, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Add the orange food coloring or any preferred food coloring to the remaining meringue mixture. Repeat the piping process on the second lined baking sheet, creating three rows of four meringue dollops.
  9. Bake the meringues in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
  10. After the baking time, turn off the oven but leave the baking sheets inside the closed oven for an additional 1 hour.
  11. Remove the meringues from the oven and let them cool completely.
  12. For the ghost meringues, attach googly eyes to the white meringues using a small amount of melted white chocolate.
  13. For the orange pumpkin meringues, use a black food coloring marker to draw eyes and a mouth.

Now, your adorable meringue ghosts and pumpkins are ready to be enjoyed!

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