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Ghostbuster Cookies Recipe – TheFoodXP

Forget the gory movies this Halloween and go for a classic paranormal ghost comedy – “Ghostbusters!” to open your appetite. Inspired by this supernatural American movie, I have the perfect Halloween-themed menu item for you, which is the Ghostbusters Cookies Recipe.

To make ghost cookies at home, we’re going to look at a simple vanilla cookie recipe for cookies and decorate it with colored royal icing. To make the cookie, we’re going to make a classic sable cookie base using ingredients like butter, eggs, flour, and sugar. We will then move on to making our colorful royal icings to decorate the cookies with cute ghostbusters.

These cookies turn out to be so attractive that you can also wrap them to give to your family and friends. And, of course, you can also line up a great Halloween dining table. Just imagine walking into a home decorated in the spookiest way, from the walls to your dining table.

In the article below, I will walk you through the process of making cookies and frosting step by step. The result will not only be beautiful but also delicious. So, let’s get started and make this Halloween unforgettable.

What equipment will you need to make Ghostbuster cookies?

  • Oven – You will need an oven for baking cookies.
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat – A parchment paper or silicone mat will keep your cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.
  • Stand mixer or electric hand mixer – A stand mixer or electric mixer will help you mix the ingredients well.
  • Plastic wrap – You will need a plastic bag to place the cookie dough in for refrigeration.
  • Rolling pin – A rolling pin will help you roll out the cookie dough.
  • Cookie Cutter – You will need a round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.

How long will you need to make Ghostbuster cookies?

Preparation time Cooking time Break Decorating time Total time
40 minutes 15 minutes 30 mins 1 hour 2 hours 30 minutes

What ingredients will you need to make Ghostbuster cookies?

For Cookies:

  • Butter – To prepare the cookie dough, you will need ¾ cup unsalted butter plus a little extra to apply to the baking sheet.
  • Sugar – ⅔ cup of sugar will add the right amount of sweetness to your cookies.
  • Egg yolks – 2 large egg yolks will provide the desired moisture to the cookie dough and help bind the ingredients together.
  • Salt – Salt brings out all the flavors.
  • Vanilla extract – Vanilla extract will add vanilla flavor to cookies.
  • All purpose flour – 2 cups of all-purpose flour will form the structure of the cookie.

For the royal icing:

  • Egg whites – You will need two egg whites to form the base of the royal icing.
  • Granulated sugar – Powdered sugar will add sweetness to your royal icing.
  • Water- The water will help provide the correct consistency of royal icing.
  • Black and red food coloring – You will need black and red food coloring to make cute little ghostbusters on the cookies.
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Steps to Make Ghostbuster Cookies

1. Prepare the cookie dough

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the butter and sugar in a stand mixer or use an electric hand mixer to mix the ingredients until creamy. Add egg yolks, salt and vanilla; process for 30 seconds until combined. Now add 1 cup of flour and mix until smooth. Add the remaining cup of flour to the food processor.

Once everything is well mixed, take the dough out and press it onto a surface to make a flat square. Now wrap the dough in plastic wrap and transfer it to the refrigerator until it cools.

2. Cut out small cookies

Once the dough has cooled, place a non-stick baking mat on the work surface. Place half of the cooled dough on a baking mat and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick between baking mat and plastic wrap. Transfer the rolled dough back to the fridge to chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

Repeat the process with the remaining dough. Using a 2-inch round fluted cookie cutter, cut out the dough and transfer it to the prepared baking sheets. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and bake cookies until light golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

3. Prepare the royal icing

In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy, then gradually add the powdered sugar. Now add the water one teaspoon at a time. You will do this until you can make the figure eight with the icing. You can make this figure out of the icing you made. You’ll know you’ve reached the correct consistency of royal icing once the eight-shaped figure disappears within minutes.

Make sure the frosting is stiff enough to pour but not too runny. Now divide the royal icing into three bowls. Color one bowl of royal icing with black and the second with red. Once you have three colors of royal icing i.e. original white, red royal icing and black, pipe them into piping bags. Now here you can get creative depending on how you want to style your cookies.

4. Decorate the cookies

You can make a red ring on the cookies using red royal icing and outline it with black royal icing. In between, you draw a leering ghostbuster with white royal icing. Decorate all the cookies the same way, and you’re ready to set your Halloween table!

To note: Cookie dough is good enough to give you about 100 cookies. You can use half the amount of ingredients to make a smaller batch. Additionally, you can also multiply the amounts of royal icing ingredients according to your needs.

The nutritional value

calories 38 calories
Carbohydrates 6g
Protein 0.3g
Big 1g
Saturated fat 1g
Polyunsaturated fats 0.1g
Monounsaturated fat 0.4g
trans fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 7mg
Sodium 1mg
Potassium 4mg
Fiber 0.1g
Sugar 4g
Vitamin A 43UI
Calcium 1mg
The iron 0.1mg

What will Ghostbuster cookies look and taste like?

After reading the recipe, I’m sure you can’t wait to try these cookies. These cookies will have a divine vanilla flavor and will look absolutely gorgeous with your Halloween decor. To make it a fun activity, you can ask your family and friends to show off their passing skills.

Recipe card

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Ghostbuster Cookies Recipe

Make the most of Halloween to show off your baking skills by making these divine tasting ghost cookies. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Preparation time 40 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Time to rest and decorate 1 hour 30 minutes

Total time 2 hours 30 minutes

Course Dessert

Kitchen American

Servings 110

calories 38 calories

Stand mixer or hand mixer

For cookies

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour (plus more for the work surface)
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Chopped off Unsalted butter (plus more for baking sheets)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Large egg yolks
  • A pinch of salt

Royal icing

  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 cups Sugar (powdered, sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • 1 Black and red food coloring (small bottle)

For Cookies:

  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.

  • Place the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or use an electric mixer and mix the ingredients until creamy.

  • Add the salt, egg yolks and vanilla and mix for 30 seconds until combined. Then add 1 cup of flour and mix until smooth and add the remaining cup of flour to the food processor.

  • Place the dough on the work surface and form a flat square.

  • Now wrap it in plastic wrap and transfer it to the fridge to chill.

  • Place a non-stick baking mat on the work surface. Place half of the cooled dough on the baking mat and cover it with a sheet of plastic wrap.

  • Now roll out the dough between the plastic wrap and the baking mat to 1/8 inch thickness.

  • Transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

  • Cut out the dough and transfer it to the prepared baking sheets using a 2-inch round fluted cookie cutter. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  • Bake the cookies for about 12 to 15 minutes until they are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

For the royal icing:

  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or stand mixer), whisk the egg whites until white and frothy. Then add the powdered sugar little by little until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Now add a teaspoon of water at a time until you can make a figure eight with the frosting that disappears in eight seconds on top of the frosting itself.

  • Divide the royal icing between two bowls. Leave one bowl as is and add a few drops of black food coloring to the other bowl.

  • Transfer the two shades of royal icing into different piping bags and decorate the cookies to make them look like Jack Skellington.

  • Be sure to let the royal icing dry completely before serving.

  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

calories: 38calories | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.3g | Big: 1g | Saturated fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated fats: 0.1g | Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g | Trans fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: sevenmg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 43UI | Calcium: 1mg | The iron: 0.1mg

Keyword Dessert, Ghostbuster cookies, Halloween

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can we refrigerate cookie dough for later use?

Yes, you can make the dough ahead and refrigerate it for a week.

Can we use something else to decorate the ghostbuster cookies?

You can decorate ghostbuster cookies using ready-made icing or fondant.

How should I store ghostbuster cookies?

You can store your homemade ghost cookies in an airtight container for two weeks.

So, there you have it, your Ghostbusters cookies are ready. Try making it at home and tell me in the comments how much you enjoyed it. Feel free to share your suggestions as well.