Who is ready for Halloween? Today I wanted to show you how to make these Ghost Sugar cookies. These are perfect for a party or just because. They are great for a kid friendly Halloween treat. If you haven’t yet, make sure you read my post on how to make the cutest pumpkin sugar cookies.
Ghost Cookies recipe
- 5 C flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
Cookie cutter needed: Amazon has several cute Ghost Sugar cookie cutters here.
Easy Sugar Cookie Directions:
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 4 eggs at one time. Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed)
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using then ghost cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the ghost cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
- 2 egg whites
- 1 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- Black, purple, green, & yellow gold gel food coloring
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring). If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Spoon 4 TBSP of icing into the first bowl, add several drops of green gel food coloring. Mix well.
- Spoon 4 TBSP of icing into the second bowl, add several drops of black gel food coloring.Mix well.
- Spoon 4 TBSP of icing into the third bowl, add several drops of golden yellow gel food coloring. Mixing well.
- Spoon 4 TBSP of icing into a fourth bowl, add several drops of purple gel food coloring. Mixing well.
- Spoon the remaining icing into a fifth bowl, keep that icing white.
- Spoon each of the icings into separate frosting bags with #5 tips.
How to make Ghost sugar cookie:
- Outline each of the ghost cookies in white icing then fill in the cookies in with the white* thinner icing. Allow the outlining to dry for about 30 seconds before filling in the cookie.
- Squeeze the majority of the icing into a bowl then add 1 tsp of water to this and mix it in. – — -Leave a small amount of the icing in the frosting bag for later use on the cookies. Allow the cookies to dry for a few hours.
- With the completion of outlining and filling in each ghost cookie in white begin adding the extra touches to the ghost.
- Add five green dots to the head of the ghost. Allow 30 seconds for the green to dry before adding more icing.
- Next add the eyes and nose in black icing by making small dots. Allow 30 seconds for the eyes and nose to dry.
- On to the hands add two golden yellow dots on each hand. Allow 30 seconds for the golden yellow dots on the hands to dry.
- The last addition is to add eight purple dots going from larger to smaller dots from the edge of the bottom of the ghost up the side of the ghost.
- Allow the completion cookie between 5-10 hours to dry.
Aren’t these just the cutest little ghost sugar cookies? I think your kids will love them!