Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ghost Cookies

Yay! Holiday season has begun!  The next couple months are fabulous for bakers and crafters; you just roll from one holiday to the next. If you have a chrysanthemum out, the Halloween lights up, pumpkin bread made, and the pumpkins ready for carving, the only thing missing (besides a great costume,) is the ghost cookies!
This cookie is lots of fun to make for Halloween parties and a good cookie to make with kiddos!

Tidbit: For those of you who don't know what a "snack-tivity" is: this is a perfect example. Both a fun activity and a snack in one! Basically, an edible craft! Let's get started!

Nutter Butter cookies (Need I warn you not to feed these to the peanut allergy kid.)
White chocolate chips (Don’t spring for the nice Ghirardelli ones like I did. The cheap baking ones work best for melting!)
Mini chocolate chips
Parchment paper, wax paper or a silicone baking sheet

Before melting your white chocolate, get everything ready so that you can work fairly quickly once the chocolate is melted. Have your cookies out of the packaging, some mini chocolate chips on the counter, and some wax paper laid out. (Feel free to start the snacking part now if you are suddenly a bit hungry!)

Melt your white chocolate in either a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl. Check the directions on your chips since all have different directions regarding microwaving. Don’t microwave too long, as the chocolate will melt and then harden. Stir frequently. You are ready to go once you have a nice smooth consistency.
Take your cookie and dip it into the white chocolate about halfway. 

Confession: This is the second time through because that Ghirardelli chocolate didn't melt well :(
Lay the cookie on the wax paper or a baking sheet. Put your mini chocolate chips in as eyes. Don't dip them all before giving your ghosts' eye balls because it will be too late. Dip a couple and then give them sight.
 Give the cookies some time to harden on the parchment paper. Enjoy!

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