"Boo"-rrific Kisses Recipe
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"Boo"-rrific Kisses Recipe

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The Taste of Home Test Kitchen turned cute meringue cookies into these whimsical kisses, perfect for Halloween. With just 15 calories, each little treat can be enjoyed guilt-free! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Orange food coloring, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 15 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (3g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add extracts and vinegar; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Beat in food coloring if desired.
  2. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a #10 round pastry tip. Fill bag with egg white mixture. Pipe 1-1/2-in.-diameter ghosts onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Add two chips on each for eyes.
  3. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until set and dry. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven for 1 hour. Carefully remove from parchment paper. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as "Boo"rrific Kisses in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p60

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"These are super cute and super easy! My shapes didn't turn out like the picture, but they were still ghostly. This will be an annual Halloween treat."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"These have a great taste to them. It's kind of like making angel food cake. I didn't use the orange food coloring. The hardest part was putting the eyes on. Great recipe, thanks!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"These were nice and festive. Everyone enjoyed them, especially the kids! I didn't make mine so pointy, or use orange food coloring and they turned out great."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"My kids and great grandchildren love them. can't make only one patch."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"I first made these about 15 years ago, as a Halloween treat for a neighbor's kids, who weren't allowed real trick-or-treat candy. And I've made it every year since! People expect them, and the reviews are always great!"

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