Ghostly Cookies
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Serves: 12 ghosts
For “Fondant”:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (organic brands are typically vegan and many use tapioca starch)
  • 4 teaspoons xanthan gum or guar gum (for corn-free)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
For Ghosts:
For “Fondant”:
  1. In a bowl, combine powdered sugar and xanthan gum. Add water a little at a time to combine, use hands to incorporate.
  2. When it forms a “dough,” knead it a few times. Roll it out with a rolling pin and let dough rest for about 10-15 minutes, covered with plastic wrap. Roll out in stages, keeping the remaining dough covered in plastic wrap. Cut out a circle about 1-1/2-inches in diameter and roll until it is very thin.
For Ghosts:
  1. Take 1 cookie and roll in hands until it is a round ball.
  2. Take dough circle and drape it over cookie. Place 2 chocolate chips for eyes.
  3. Best if eaten right away. May be stored covered tightly in plastic wrap (to keep from drying out) for 1-2 days.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at