BOO meringue cookies are shaped like ghosts to make a fun treat this Halloween! Celebrate the day with these spooktacular treats sure to delight kids and adults alike.
This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
I love easy treats that don’t require much extra work to become something special and holiday appropriate.
That is what these adorable ghost meringue cookies are!
With only a few ingredients, they are so easy to make, it’s scary!
They only need you to press on candy eyeballs and make a dot of icing for a mouth after you bake them and then you have a boo-tiful and delicious sweet for Halloween.
To make these boo meringues you don’t need too many additional ingredients outside of the basic egg meringue ingredients.
To make these you need:
- cream of tartar
- room temperature egg whites
- candy eyeballs
- black decorator gel
How to Make
Making these Halloween meringues is very similar to making regular ones.
To do it, start by preheating the oven to 200˚ and lining 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Then, give your mixer bowl and whisk attachment a good wipe with vinegar to remove any grease.
Dry them well with a clean paper towel.
When the mixer and whisk are cleaned and dry, put the cream of tartar in the bowl of a the stand mixer.
Then, pour the room temperature egg whites over it, and turn the mixer on low.
Slowly increase the speed to medium and beat until the mixture is foamy.
Once the mixture gets foamy, turn the mixer up to high and beat the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks.
Once the eggs and cream of tartar hold stiff picks, add the sugar to the mixture one tablespoon at a time.
Make sure you beat the mix well between each tablespoon.
Then continue to beat it after the last tablespoon until it holds stiff peaks and it’s glossy.
Then, beat in the vanilla.
Once you’ve added the vanilla, you can turn off the mixer.
You’re ready to put the mixture into a piping bag fit it with a one-inch tip.
After you scoop the mix into the bag, pipe your Boos on the prepared sheets.
You can pipe them close together because they don’t spread very much.
To pipe the perfect ghost, make sure the bottom is wider than the top and pull up while you stop squeezing the piping bag to make a little point.
After you have them piped, you can gently press in the eyes now.
Then, bake the trays for 60 minutes, rotating them halfway through.
Then, turn off the oven and let the Boos cool in the oven for 60 minutes.
After they have sat in the oven, remove them from the oven and let cool completely.
Then finish them by piping on the mouths with decorator gel.
Tips and Tricks for the Best Boo Meringue Cookies
- Don’t skip cleaning the mixing bowl and whisk. The bowl and whisk can hold on to leftover fat from things you’ve previously made which make the eggs deflate.
- The eggs need to be at room temperature before you start whisking them. They will get more lift if they are not cold.
- Don’t worry about putting the eyes or mouth on the ghosts perfectly. They are even more fun if everything is off.
- These are best made the day you want to serve them.
Other Ghostly Treats You’ll Love
These Boo Meringue Cookies are a fun, festive spin on classic meringue for Halloween.
Make them this year to have a scary good celebration!
Looking for other ghostly treats? Try these:
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BOO Egg Meringue Cookies
- Stand mixer
- piping bags
- Parchment paper
- cooling racks
- 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 4 egg whites room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Candy Eyes
- Black frosting gel
- Preheat the oven to 200˚ and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper
- Wipe down your mixer bowl and whisk attachment with vinegar to remove any grease, wipe dry
- with a clean paper towel
- Put the cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment
- Pour the room temperature egg whites over it, turn the mixer on low and let it mix in the cream
- of tartar
- Slowly increase the speed to medium and beat until the mixture is foamy
- Then increase the speed to high and beat until it holds soft peaks
- Then slowly add the sugar Tablespoon by Tablespoon beating well between each addition
- Beat until it holds stiff peaks and it’s glossy
- Add the vanilla and beat it in for 30 seconds
- Cut the tip off of a disposable icing bag and fit it with a one-inch tip, you can use bigger or
- smaller tips too-you can also just use a bag without a tip, they work just fine that way too
- Pipe your Boos on the prepared sheets, you can put them close together because they don’t
- spread very much
- Fill your sheets with them, make sure the bottom is wider than the top and pull up while you stop
- squeezing the piping bag to make a little point
- Add the eyes now, they don’t have to be perfect, in fact, they’re more fun if you make them silly
- Bake the trays for 60 minutes, rotating them halfway through
- If you bake in the lower portion of the oven you won’t get browned ghosts
- Once they’re baked turn off the door let the Boos cool in the oven for 60 minutes
- Remove them from the oven and let cool completely
- Once they’re cool add eyes and a mouth as desired
- These are best made the day you plan to eat them
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!
Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!
Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #11 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Peanut Butter Spider Cookies from BigBearsWife
- Chocolate Almond Owl Eye Cookies from Savory Moments
- Halloween Sugar Cookies from House of Nash Eats
- Mini Mallowmar Candy Corn Cookies from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies from Fresh Coast Eats
- Black Cat Whoopie Pies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake from The Flour Handprint
- Flying Purple People Eater Cake Balls from The Spiffy Cookie
- Cream Cheese Brownies with Pumpkin from Back To My Southern Roots
- Pan de Muerto (Day of the dead bread) from Lemon Blossoms
- Eye of Newt Halloween Milkshake from It’s Shanaka
Sweet Halloween Treats:
- Halloween Marshmallow Pops from Devour Dinner
- Monster Mouths from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spooky Peanut Butter Balls from Tastes of Homemade
- Spider Web Ice Cream Pie from An Affair from the Heart
- Halloween Fudge from Sweet Beginnings
- The Best Halloween Muddy Buddies Mix from Family Around the Table
- Halloween Treat Popcorn Balls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Halloween Charcuterie Board from I am a Honey Bee
Savory Halloween Recipes:
- Air Fried Bat Wings from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures