Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies - bite-sized, deliciously cute, Halloween cutout cookies that scream sweetness with their happy little ghoulish faces.
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I am seriously infatuated with Halloween-decorated cookies right now. If you follow along on Facebook, you probably already know this. There has been a pretty steady share stream of Halloween-decorated cookies. I mean, they are cookie works of art that celebrate my favorite holiday, Halloween, and you can eat them. It doesn’t get much better than that! OK, so I LOVE decorated sugar cookies.
It has long been on my baking wish list and my bucket list to perfect my decorated sugar cookie. This has so many meanings to me, and I’ll be getting into it in a little series I am going to be starting in the New Year. Yeah, that is all the teaser you’re going to get, but I promise you won’t want to miss it!
I digress (as usual); I’ve been dying to make these super cute little guys. They are SO totes adorbs with their little smiling faces that I just had to name them Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies. They remind me of those ghosts in Pac-Man, except they are white and happier.
These Happy Little Ghosts Sugar Cookies are on the easier side to make and are great for beginner cookie decorators. They are made using a mini tulip cookie cutter (another cookie cutter option), my fav royal icing, and a black food marker.
As for the sugar cookie, you’ll want to use your favorite sugar cookie recipe – no point in using your least favorite. I am still working on my favorite sugar cookie recipe, so these little ghosts were made using Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. I love BC Sugar Cookie Mix. I love the taste and it allows me to focus on the decorating, which is my favorite part.
Your Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies should be about ¼” thick; the Joseph Joseph Adjustable Wood Rolling Pin is a fabulous tool for getting the perfect rolled cookie thickness. Adding this rolling pin to my arsenal was the best decision.
I’d be remised if I didn’t mention The Bearfoot Baker’s awesome and extremely helpful video tutorials: How To Roll Out Sugar Cookie Dough and How To Cut Out Perfect Sugar Cookies Every Time! I do not make cutout cookies any other way!
I used my favorite kick-butt royal icing, a PME #2 decorating tip, and a disposable pastry bag to outline and flood my Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies. I used the same consistency of royal icing for flooding and outlining, about an 8-second icing – it makes life easier.
Your Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies will need about 24 hours to dry before you can draw on their happy little faces. If the icing isn’t really truly dry the marker will sink into the frosting and that is no good.
Once your royal icing has dried, use a Black Edible Food Marker and draw on cute-adorable-scary-boo-happy faces. Allow the food marker to dry for about an hour and then trap these ghosts in an airtight container to be consumed at your leisure…if you dare! Just kidding – you dare; they’re GOOD!
Trick or Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies! Boo!