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Quick Ghost Cookies Recipe

Quick Ghost Cookies Recipe

Spruce up store-bought cookies for the holiday. These are a real hit with "goblins" of all ages. —Denise Smith, Lusk, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 package (1 pound) Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies
  • Semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Wooden pop sticks


  • 1. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip cookies into coating, covering completely; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper.
  • 2. Brush ends with a pastry brush dipped in coating where fingers touched cookies. Let stand until set. If desired, use melted chocolate chips to pipe faces onto cookies. Insert pop sticks into cookies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 254 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Quick Ghost Cookies

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 12465
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"I made these to take to a meeting and everyone loved them. They are so easy to prepare and so cute. I'll be making these again and again."

kipralph User ID: 3900143 5482
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"I made these easy cookies, however just used two mini chocolate chips for eyes. I did not do an outline and they turned out very cute!!!!"

myoung916 User ID: 6835289 5442
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"The recipe does not match the picture. Do you use black icing or melted chocolate to outline?"

clonnen589 User ID: 5526037 37714
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"you never told us how to make the outline of the ghost!"

foodeater User ID: 4333490 28479
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"I made these for a halloween party and they were almost completely gone, i didn't even get to try one since people snatched them up to take home. Everyone told me they were amazing and really cute. I did use a toothpick to hold them with and used another toothpick to use a leverage to get the toothpick unlodged and then covered the hole. they were slightly messy to make and the edges did not end up looking as perfect as the picture but all in all, I will definitely make them again!!!"

carla koehn User ID: 5556430 201354
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Grand daughters birthday is halloween so I am gonna make them she will be two they are so cute and I know everyone will enjoy them to"

TerrieBNL User ID: 4562634 9427
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"At home, my boyfriend couldn't get enough of these. At work, they went like hotcakes. Easy to make, quick, and very yummy. I would have put Excellent, but I usually leave that rating for Godiva like desserts :D"

lowens1960 User ID: 2536519 28872
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I made these last year for my granddaughters b-day party which is always a halloween theme. This year I made them as witches toes for her party. I added green food coloring to white chocolate discs(if you use the white bark it will seize up after adding food coloring). Cut a black candy dot in half and put in on the top as the toe nail. They were as cute as the ghosts. The kids loved them! Love the snowman idea also!"

MicheleMH User ID: 4978484 37397
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"very easy, lots of fun!!! My son's birthday is around halloween and we made them for his school snack as a change of pace from cupcake. Young children can help with putting on the eyes"

shonnaoquinn User ID: 3120169 11634
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Made these for my daughter's kindergarten halloween party and they were gone in a flash. In fact, one Momma loaded up a napkin full and took 'em home. Guess I need to make extras next time!!"

teril56 User ID: 1405412 11633
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I made these at Christmas time also, as snowmen. We added a frosting scarf and a little dab of orange frosting for the nose."

vickisp User ID: 3938169 37395
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"Try using a lollipop stick in the peanut butter filling then spooning the white candy coating over the cookie...much easier than trying to dip the cookies then trying to cover your fingerprints and the candy coating won't melt on your fingers!"

soconnor59 User ID: 4412553 201353
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"I made these for my niece's 8th b-day party which always has a halloween theme. They were so simple, quick and easy to make."

acallies User ID: 3594947 16082
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"great project for my 3 y/o twins; we had martian looking ghosts but had a blast"

eazahn User ID: 2915647 11632
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"Made these last night with my daughter. We had a great time making them. We've tasted a few and who doesn't love nutter butter cookies, and dip them in white chocolate??? Fantastic! I'm going to pick up more cookies and coating tonight as I'm afraid we won't have enough for her whole class since my hubby and kids love them so much!"

MsNancy589 User ID: 1857245 9426
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"Made these for our halloween party - all kids (young and old) loved them. They are easy to make, however, I also inserted a toothpick into the cookie filling and then dipped into the candy coating. Will make again!"

viol9581 User ID: 671221 28864
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"These are the perfect halloween treat. The children (and their parents) look forward to receiving them every year."

Patti924 User ID: 3864883 12298
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"These little ghosts are so easy to make and meet with such great reviews! I make them every halloween. It's simply a tradition. Try them, everyone will love them!

Patti Stagner
Ardmore, TN"

egancm User ID: 1473730 11631
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"Been making these for years!"

Retherford User ID: 127785 16079
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"I found the easiest way to coat the cookies is to stick a toothpick into the filling and dip it using that. Not so much on the fingers that way and no tell-tale signs on the cookies where you had to patch the coating. Lois @ Joy IL"

lydiab02 User ID: 4389533 5441
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"These little ghosts are fantastic and easy to make. While it's a little difficult to coat the entire cookie, this recipe is rather simple and takes no time at all! This is one recipe that is usually on my list for the halloween season."

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