"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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 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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kschneider8942 User ID: 6001062 62820
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."

JCV4 User ID: 628113 133246
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!"

heaty89 User ID: 6675815 157000
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."

tdadj12 User ID: 2852484 131389
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

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

OneNonBlonde User ID: 6418661 207103
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!"

ljoberle User ID: 3520898 64687
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"These are amazing! I substitute Splenda for the sugar, omit the chocolate chips, and use vanilla extract in place of almond. Some of my variations are adding orange extract, adding apple pie seasoning, or adding instant hazelnut coffee granules, that's the best! My mom and I love them!"

julie-locke1@hotmail.com User ID: 966636 131388
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I make these every year for our halloween party and they are always a big hit! Kids and adults love them."

mrsclausme User ID: 4604950 67530
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Such a cute idea and good. Be creative, they don't have to be pointed - blob them into ghostly shapes."

glory66 User ID: 1820838 80420
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"This was a terrible treat last year and I intend to make it again this year. So easy and goos."

daisykent_5 User ID: 5945593 156998
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I agree..it does look a little kkk-ish with how it's all pointed at the top... But hopefully with all the other halloween treats around it will just all go together. ..what if you just stuck tiny chocolate chips on a white hersheys kiss? it'd have the same effect without the 'pointy hats'"

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