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How to Make Halloween Ghost Cookies

Anaëlle Laurent
By Anaëlle Laurent. October 7, 2020
How to Make Halloween Ghost Cookies

With halloween right around the corner, it's time to start choosing costumes and setting up the creepy halloween house decorations. However, don't forget about the halloween-inspired treats!

In this oneHOWTO we're going to show you how to make these super quick and easy ghost cookies for halloween. This recipe if kid-friendly, so you can also make them with your children!

Between 15 & 30 minutes low difficulty


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Steps to follow:


First things first, you will need pre-made cookie dough from your local grocery store. You can also make your own cookie dough by following these instructions:

You will need:

  • 2-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7-1/2 to 8 cups (30 to 32 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy for about 5 minutes.
  2. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, whisk 7-1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually beat the ingredients into the creamed mixture, adding more flour if necessary.
  4. Divide the dough into four 2-cup portions.
  5. Cover and refrigerate the dough until needed.

Once you have your cookie dough, either store-bought or home made, you can now make ghost shapes with a halloween cookie cutter or simply by using a butter knife.

How to Make Halloween Ghost Cookies - Step 1

Once you have the ghost-shaped cookie, it's time to bake them! Put your cookies in the oven and bake them to your liking. Generally, cookies are baked in a moderate oven at 350º F (175º C) for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie. For chewy cookies, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Now that it is baked and has cooled down, you can start decorating it! Roll out the white fondant dough, cut it into the same shape as the cookie and place it on the cookie. To stick it, wet your fingertips with water and dab lightly on the cookie, so the layer of white fondant will completely stick.

If you're planning a halloween party for tweens, we encourage you to also check out our article on that topic.

How to Make Halloween Ghost Cookies - Step 2

After placing the white base of the ghost made with fondant, it's time to make the face with black fondant. This step is very simple, because you only have to make three balls with the black fondant. Two for the eyes and a slightly larger one for the mouth.

To make the ghost's mouth, squash the ball into an oval shape. The more oval the mouth, the scarier the ghost cookie for Halloween will be!

How to Make Halloween Ghost Cookies - Step 3

And... voilà! You have your halloween ghost cookies all ready! These cookies are a favourite for children once halloween comes around. They are simply to make but very pleasant to the eye and the stomach. Try them out and let us know how it goes in the comments below.

How to Make Halloween Ghost Cookies - Step 4

If you enjoyed this halloween cookies recipe, we encourage you to also watch our video on 3 easy halloween-inspired treats. These are super easy to do so you can make them with your children!

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