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Ghost themed biscuits on an orange background with icing sugar pack
12Total Time
50Prep Time
12Bake Time

Halloween Ghost Biscuits

1 Reviews

About the bake

These adorable vanilla ghost biscuits are more Casper the friendly ghost than one that will give you nightmares, but they are so quick and easy to make for any Halloween festivities and the kids will love them.

If you enjoyed making these ghost cookies, give our witches hat cupcakes a try!

12Total Time
50Prep Time
12Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4). Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add the egg and continue to mix , gradually adding the flour until you reach a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    Roll out the dough 5mm/1/4" thick on a surface dusted with a little flour. Cut out your ghost shapes. Place on the baking trays and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

  4. Step 4:

    To decorate, make your glace icing. In one bowl, make it slightly thicker so that it can be used as the outlining icing and in another bowl add a tad more water to make it a bit looser. 

  5. Step 5:

    Using the thicker glace icing and a fine writing nozzle, pipe along the outline of the ghost cookies and let set. 

  6. Step 6:

    Using the looser icing, fill the inner space of the ghost cookies (this is called flood icing). You can use a toothpick to move the icing around to give good coverage. Let it set. 

  7. Step 7:

    If you want to add a shimmery finish, you can use a shimmer spray but you don't have to. Using the black writing icing, draw on the little (and adorable) faces. Use a pink lustre dust for the pink rosey cheeks. 


  • For the Biscuits

    • 150g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 75g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 300g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1 Egg
  • For the Decoration

    • 125g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 15ml Water
    • 1 tube Black writing icing


  • Baking tray
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Clingfilm
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Piping bag

Nutritional Information

per 29g
  • 154cal Energy
  • 6.5g Fat
  • 4g of which Saturates
  • 21g Carbohydrates
  • 10g of which Sugars
  • 1.8g Protein
  • 0.01g Salt

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