Kids of all ages will enjoy this spooky ghosts Halloween cookie recipe.  Halloween is a fun time to bake with your grandchildren. Cooking activities can be a great way to use skills your grandchildren are learning in school, such as reading, following directions, sequencing, fractions, measuring, motor skills, and creativity.

If you find your grandchild is very into cooking, encourage his or her interest. Not only is it an enjoyable hobby, it can be a rewarding career. The Spooky Ghosts Halloween cookie recipe is recommended for older grandchildren.

For your younger grandchildren, I recommend the Halloween cookie recipes (Bloodshot Eyeballs, Spiders, and Funny Bugs) in my next post. Making simple, quick Halloween treats can be a fun way to introduce cooking and learning skills. The outcomes are fun to look at and eat, too!

Spooky Ghosts Halloween Cookie Recipe

spooky ghosts halloween cookie recipe


  • 1 recipe Butter Cookie dough (see below)
  • 1 recipe Fluffy White Frosting (see below)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (about 60 chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4 inc thickness. Cut out ghost shapes.
  2. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets 10 to 12 minutes until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  3. Prepare Fluffy White Frosting. Spread frosting over cookies, swirling to give ghostly appearance. Position 2 chocolate chips on each cookie for eyes.

Makes about 30 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch cookies

Fluffy White Frosting


  • 1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow creme


  1. Combine frosting and marshmallow creme in medium bowl.
  2. Mix well.

Butter Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg yolk in medium bowl. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Makes about 24 cookies.

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