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Easy Ghost Cookies

Turn simple frosted sugar cookies into adorable Ghost Cookies by adding mini Oreo cookies and M&M'S.

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Ghost Cookies, Halloween Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 322 kcal



  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk more or less as needed to make spreadable
  • 36 Oreo Mini cookies divided
  • 36 brown M&M'S


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a shiny aluminum baking sheet for best results.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar and butter, and beat with paddle attachment until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and almond extract, and continue beating until combined. Add flour mixture and stir just until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

  3. Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop and roll dough gently into balls. Place on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. The edges should still be light and not golden brown.

  4. Let cool completely and frost. Reserve some frosting to help M&M'S adhere to top of Oreo Mini cookies. To prepare frosting, using the paddle attachment, beat butter, powdered sugar, and pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. With mixer still running, add in vanilla extract and milk one tablespoon at a time until frosting is a soft spreadable consistency.

  5. While frosting is still soft, place Oreo Mini cookies on top, followed by M&M'S. Use a small amount of reserved frosting to help adhere M&M'S.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Ghost Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 173mg8%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 486IU10%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.