Ghostly Cookies for Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Allergy-Friendly Parties


Most ghost cookies are simply sugar cookies cut into ghostly shapes with Halloween cookie cutters. But these free-form ghosts are much more fun and have a spookier vibe.

The ghosts are made of a quick and easy fondant that’s draped over rolled Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies – your choice of type. You could use another cookie, but it would need to be a soft one that is easily shaped. In a pinch, soft chewy bars would be tasty too!

Allergy-Friendly Ghost Cookies Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Top Allergen-Free with a Quick and Easy Fondant!This ghost cookies recipe with photo was shared with us by Enjoy Life Foods.

Special Diet Notes: Ghost Cookies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

Ghost Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
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These Halloween-themed ghost cookies have an allergy-friendly fondant "sheet."
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 ghosts
Easy Fondant
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons xanthan gum or guar gum (for corn-free)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
Easy Fondant
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and xanthan gum or guar gum. Add the water, a little at a time, stirring until it incorporates and forms "dough."
  2. Knead the "dough" a few times. Roll it out with a rolling pin. Cover the rolled dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  3. Cut a circle out of the "dough" that's about 1½ inches in diameter, and cover the remaining "dough" in plastic wrap. Roll out the circle until is very thin. Repeat this step with the remaining fondant "dough."
Ghost Cookies
  1. Take 1 cookie and roll it in your hands until it is a round ball.
  2. Take fondant circle and drape it over the cookie. Place 2 chocolate chips for the eyes.
  3. Serve immediately. These ghost cookies may be stored covered tightly in plastic wrap (to keep from drying out) for up to 2 days.
Fondant Flavors: You can use clear extracts to flavor the fondant. Clear vanilla extract is readily available, and LorAnn's Super Strength Flavors are fun and allergy-friendly. Add the extract with the water to avoid adding too much moisture.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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