Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ghost Poop (Meringue) Cookies

If you have been following me long, you know I am not normal! So why should I make meringue cookies like everyone else? All pretty and dainty.... no way! So here is my twist on the meringue cookie, which for the Halloween season we are calling Ghost Poop Cookies.

Ingredients
4 egg whites (I used a combination of chicken and duck eggs)
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of vinegar

I know, you just read that and went, vinegar!?!?! Yes, yes I did. Why? Because it helps the egg whites get stiff and hold their peaks. Trust me on this one. I had the littlest country kid chasing me for all he was worth trying to get the spatula that had the meringue stuck on it like glue. I could tease him and be assured none was going to come off!

Start by separating your eggs. I just crack mine and put them in my hand so the white ran through my fingers but if you have one of those fancy separating devises, go for it. Put your four eggs whites and the 1/2 teaspoon a vinegar in your mixer and turn it on low. Add in HALF of the powder sugar and let it run for a bit. After a few minutes add in the teaspoon of vanilla and the remainder of the powdered sugar and kick the power up to high. I let my stand mixer just run while I do other things, checking on it from time to time to see how the peaks are forming.

How long it takes for the meringue to set will depend on your mixer.... mine is old and weak, so it takes a while. Once it have nice stiff whites, I scoop the mix into a zip lock bag and cut the tip off to make a pipping bag. Again, I don't have all that fancy kitchen equipment and for this I don't need too! Put a layer of parchment paper on your cookie sheet. This is so the cookies come off easier. Just like smoking meat, meringues like it slow and low.... Bake at 285 for around 60 minutes. I say around because everyone's oven cooks just a little different. The cookies will brown up a as they bake. Now you have the perfect Ghost Poop Cookies to serve at your next Halloween gathering! Enjoy!!




41 comments:

  1. I love meringues... we usually make them at Christmas and put chocolate mint chips in them. I bet these would be good with regular chocolate chips inside and they'd still stay pretty white like ghost poop!

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  2. I would have liked this post a LOT more had you called them CHICKEN Poop Cookies...in fact I might just make my own version! Bahahaha! Great recipe Mindie.

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    1. I figured more people would eat ghost poop then chicken LOL

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  3. My son loves Meringue cookies. I will have to try this and see what he thinks

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  4. These would be great for a fun April Fool's day snack, too.

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    1. Those look like something my dog's left in the yard...lol

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  5. What a fun idea to put the Halloween spin on these meringue cookies! I did not know about the vinegar and I am going to try it! Sounds yummy too!!!
    Pinning!!
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  6. This is awesome! We made Unicorn poop Cookies and my kids loved them. This would be a hoot!

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  7. Brilliant! We usually do mouldy cakes (green food colouring) Boo-meringues (ghost shaped) Blood & slime to drink (cherryade and limeade)
    This is much better!

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  8. I'm a huge fan of ghosts and food, so it makes perfect sense that I would just adore your Ghost Poop Cookies!! I found your post over at the Lovely Ladies Linky No. 5 party. Thanks for sharing!!

    Debi @ That Crafty Lunch Lady

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  9. Hilarious! So fun! Thanks for the laugh! A new tip too--vinegar. I'm eager to try :)

    Judy @ Season of Sweets

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  10. These are so gross but too funny!! I love meringues, I actually gave out peach and raspberry ones as favors at my wedding. Thanks for sharing your spooky treat!

    JustBCrafty

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  11. A friend of mine linked to this recipe and I had to come check it out. I'm definitely going to try these.

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  12. These are perfectly gross! Our weekly Super Saturday Link Party is live. We would love to have you join us with any of your great ideas. It would make us so happy to have you on board. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-14/

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  13. As soon as you linked this up, my kids haven't stopped in pleading with me to make them! Love it! SO creative! :-) Thanks for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/10/try-new-recipe-tuesday-october-15.html

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  14. Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and was pinned to the TGIF Party Board! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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  15. OM-Goodness. i am SO making these. found you through the all things pretty link up. someone shared your recipe in a round up. pinning now!

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  16. This is such a great idea! They sound amazing and I am sure kids would seriously love these. Lol!

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  17. Lol, that's pretty disgusting, but I know a couple of kids who would bust a gut laughing if I put a plate of these in front of them. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  18. Too cute! A great idea for kids......thanks for sharing this with us at Make It Monday!

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    1. Thanks. I am just a little off, but kids seem to like a little off!

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  19. They are in equal measure amazing and revolting! I want to say I love them (and I know the boys would) but.... wow, shaking my head a little speechless, just wow!

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    1. Bwaa haa haa Stick around Julia, I am a very strange individual (lovable, but strange)

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  20. These are hilarious! I've got to make these this year :D I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party! Hope to see you there :) http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/2014/09/create-share-diy-and-recipe-party-25.html

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    1. Thanks :D And thanks for the invite! I'll poop, um, I mean, pop over!

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  21. I laughed so hard just now! Hilarious! And pretty gross but in a good way. I am so making these for our annual pumpkin carving party this weekend. You rock!

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    1. I takes a certain kind of person to like my take on life, so I love you! LOL Enjoy!!

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  22. These are the most clever cookies ever! I love the way you think.

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  23. This looks SO cute and yummy!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  24. Cute...kinda gross...but cute :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. We hope to see you again there this week. Our party would not be such a growing success without you :)

    Have a great week!

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  25. Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

    http://www.kitchendreaming.com/

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  26. I am disgusted and fascinated at the same time. We are so making these.

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