Halloween Ghosts

A meringue based halloween treat,make these cute little caspers for your halloween party.

Preparation time:3 hours
Serves:Makes about 3 dozens meringue ghosts


Ingredients:

5 egg whites
1 3/4 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of clear vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
black piping gel(available in stores)

Procedure:
1.Preheat oven to 200F.grease and line baking sheet.

2.Take the egg whites in a bowl, Add the cream of tartar and beat them together until they form stiff peaks.

3.Add the vanilla essence and sugar 1/4 cup at a time until it is well combined. If you take a little in your fingers and rub them together you shouldn’t feel any granules.

4.Take a pastry bag, fit it with a round nozzle and fill it with the meringue.

5.With the pastry bag pipe a circle and then a smaller circle on top,repeat until it forms an inverted cone. 

6.Bake for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.Let them cool and using a black piping gel mark the eyes on the cookies.

Tips:
Do not over whisk the meringue or your meringue will be a bit soggy.
Do not use higher temperatures as your meringue might burn before it gets cooked.

You can shape any type of cookies using this meringue mixture,if you are teaching your little ones alphabets you can shape out alphabets and teach them using the baked meringue.
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