Ghost Shortbread Cookies Recipe
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Ghost Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Pac-Man was my favorite video game when I was growing up. For a party, I decided to get creative and shape my go-to sugar cookies into the ghosts from the game. —Jamie S, Regina, Saskatchewan
Featured In: Ghost Halloween Party
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 5 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Orange and blue food coloring, optional
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 60 miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat butter, confectioners' sugar and cornstarch until blended. Gradually beat in flour. If desired, divide dough in half; tint one portion orange and the other blue. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. tulip-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter and milk; beat until smooth. Pipe eyes onto each ghost; top with chocolate chips. Let stand until set. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Ghost Shortbread Cookies in Halloween Bookazine 2015 2015, p96

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