Halloween Ghost Cookies
My original plan for a Halloween cookie just didn’t work out so I had come up with another idea and it had to be an easy one.
I decided that a ghost cookie would be the easiest at this point. I was so sure I had a ghost cookie cutter. Why not when my cabinet is full of cookie cutters.
Today when I went through the pile, there were 12 different Halloween cookie cutters – 3 different size scarry cats – a couple of tombstones – lots of different size pumpkins – but no ghost.
Ugh! I’m so pressed for time I didn’t want to run out to the store but I remembered I have a large storage box with holiday ‘stuff’ so I dug through and found a cute little ghost.
I traced the form onto paper and cut it out which is what I used as the cookie cutter template. It was a little more time consuming to trace the shape but in the grand scheme of things this turned out to be a quick and easy cookie to make. Done in less than 2 hours from cut out to bake, decorate and photograph, although I did have the dough already chilled in the fridge. It’s a good thing I planned in advance LOL!
For the dough I used this Shortbread Cookie Recipe. It’s very easy to prepare, you can make it a day or two in advance and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to bake.
I was going to decorate the cookies with a sugar glaze but I changed my mind and thought that white chocolate dipped cookies would be a little different. It was a good idea but when I was spreading the chocolate on the cookies I just couldn’t keep it smooth enough. I could tell it wouldn’t photograph well so I decided to sprinkle sweetened coconut on top. It worked, and they taste really good.
The prep is really simple and quick – roll out dough, cut shapes and bake. Melt white chocolate and spread over cookies, sprinkle with coconut and use chocolate chips for eyes and mouth.
If you are pressed for time you can always use refrigerated sugar cookie dough especially if you are having a party and need a lot of cookies.
You can also top the cookies with white sprinkles if coconut is not a fan favorite.
This Halloween Ghost Cookie was shared with #FillTheCookieJar.