Happy Halloween! If you need a quick and easy treat to take to a Halloween party, these Halloween Ghost Cookies are just what you need! Start with place and bake cookies, a ghost cookie cutter, and add some embellishments for an easy and tasty treat.
I’m going over to Gloria’s new place for Halloween tonight and I wanted a quick and easy treat to take along. I had everything I needed for these Halloween Ghost Cookies on hand. I used place and bake cookies rather than making my own cookie dough. That’s a big time saver!
How to Make Easy Halloween Ghost Cookies
- Combine 3 place and bake dough cookies into a large cookie dough ball
- Sprinkle flour on cutting board and flatten balls
- Use a ghost cookie cutter to cut the shapes
- Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees
- Remove from oven and place on cutting board
- Use the ghost cookie cutter to get the shape more defined
- Allow to cool completely before adding frosting
- Add two mini chocolate chips to each cookie for eyes
- Add a brown M&M to each cookie for mouth
- Add sprinkles
Start by rolling each piece of cookie dough into a ball.
I combined three of the cookie dough balls into larger balls. Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you might only need two of them.
I sprinkled a little flour on my cutting board and pressed each of the large dough balls flat. I used a ghost cookie cutter that I purchased at Michaels recently.
Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees and remove from oven. Since these place and bake cookies aren’t designed to hold a shape, they came out without defined edges. The trick to getting the cookie cutter shape once the cookies have baked is to use the cutter again. Do this while the cookies are still warm and it’s easy to have the cookies looking like you want them to. Instead of discarding the extra cookie pieces, place them in an air tight container and use as a garnish for ice cream.
Place on a cooling rack and allow cookies to cool completely. Once cooled, add white frosting. Again, to save time, I used a tub of cream cheese frosting. Generously frost each cookie.
Adding the embellishments is the fun part! I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes and brown M&Ms for the mouth.
I could have left these like this, but why not add sprinkles? Sprinkles make all cookies more fun!
These are great for a last minute Halloween party treat and I’m sure kids would love to help decorate them!
I hope you have a fun Halloween!
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Easy Halloween Ghost Cookies