Spooky Halloween Cookies to Make at Home

Halloween brings scores of goodies: caramel apples, pumpkin bread, and enough candy to satisfy a sweet tooth for months (or at least until Christmas). If candy alone doesn’t crunch your monstrous craving for tempting treats this Halloween, we’ve got you covered.

Cast a spell over friends with these easy-to-make peanut butter sandwich ghost cookies. Our recipe makes for a fun family activity and a fitting treat for all your monster mashes.

No need to fear these adorable ghosts. The most frightening thing about them is how fast they’ll disappear.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Ghost Cookies

Your shopping list

  • One 16 oz. package of Nabisco Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
  • Two 4 oz. packages of Baker’s White Chocolate Baking Squares
  • One package of regular-sized chocolate chips
  • One package mini-sized chocolate chip
  • ¼ tbsp. vegetable oil
  • One roll of parchment or wax paper


  • Oven mitt
  • Small spatula
  • Once large cookie sheet
  • Tongs (optional)


  1. Begin by opening the Nutter Butters and chocolate chips and placing them into organized containers or bowls. Arrange the bowls in an assembly-style workspace. This will make the decoration process run smoothly.
  2. Prep the cookie sheet by lining it with either parchment or wax paper. Place the cookie sheet with your other prepped ingredients
  3. Break apart the white chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. On a low setting, melt the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval. Continuing warming and stirring until completely smooth.

Caution: Your bowl may be hot. Use a mitt to remove it from the microwave, and keep children away until it cools.

  1. You may add a small amount — no more than a ¼ tablespoon — of vegetable oil to the chocolate to keep its consistency as you work. Be careful not to add too much oil to the chocolate, as it may affect its ability to set. Add the bowl of chocolate to your workstation.
  2. With tongs or your hand, take a Nutter Butter and dip one half of it into the melted chocolate. Your cookie should look like it’s wearing a white sheet. After you dip it, place the cookie on the lined sheet.

Continue dipping the cookies in the chocolate, making sure you space them apart far enough apart so they don’t touch each other on the sheet. You may use another lined cookie sheet if needed to space and fit cookies properly.

  1. Once your cookies are dipped, take two mini chocolate chips and create a pair of eyes on the upper part of each cookie’s dipped side. Once your ghosts have eyes, give them a mouth by placing one regular sized chocolate chip a little below the eyes.
  2. Now that your ghosts have faces, take the cookie sheet and place it on a refrigerator shelf. Allow the chocolate to set for at least 30 minutes. Once set, take your cookies out and serve the ghoulish treats, or package them in seasonal Halloween packaging to pass out to friends.

Not feeling crafty? We understand. Check out your Homeland bakery’s hauntingly decorated baked goods! Stop by or order an assortment of cookies or cakes that will delight all the little witches, monsters, and goblins in your life. Don’t forget to pick some fun-size candy while you’re there!

Happy Halloween from Homeland!

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