Ghostly Cookies


Alisa Fleming ~ This ghost cookies recipe was shared with us previously by Enjoy Life Foods. They scare up some fun recipes every year, and this is a popular one from a Halloween past.

While most ghost cookies are simply sugar cookies cut into ghostly shapes with Halloween cookie cutters, these free-form ghosts are much more fun and have a better spooky vibe.

You can use any cookies for the base of this recipe, but the Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies make for tender little desserts, and are also naturally vegan and allergy-friendly. Likewise, Enjoy Life chocolate chips are dairy-free and allergy-friendly, and the mini size chips are perfect for ghostly eyes!

Allergy-Friendly Ghost Cookies for Halloween

Ghostly Cookies
Prep time
Total time
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.

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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