Ghost Merengue Cookies

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These are such a cute little treat for Halloween!  I made these along with rice krispie treat pumpkins to take on a playdate tomorrow.

Recipe makes 3-4 dozen

Ingredients –
3 eggs
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
Flavor/extract (I used 1/2 tsp coconut flavoring)
Black decorating gel

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Start by putting your eggs in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes.

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Separate your eggs & keep only the whites. Beat on high while slowly adding the cream of tartar. Continue until soft peaks form.

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Start to slowly add in your sugar 1 tbsp at a time. Continue beating on high until stiff peaks form. Add your flavor or extract & beat until incorporated. If you use an extract with color your cookies won’t really look like ghosts. (Sorry the pictures aren’t so good…I made these at night)

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Spoon into a piping bag or a gallon ziploc will work too. I didn’t use a tip on mine because I wanted them pretty smooth. I just cut the tip off the bag. Form your cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet making sure to have a good base.

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Bake in a preheated 200 degree oven for 90 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before decorating.

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Use your decorating gel to add eyes & mouths to the cookies. Place in the fridge for at least an hour so that the gel will harden.

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Enjoy!

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