Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies

Decorated Halloween Witch Ghost Buttercream Cookies

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Today is Halloween and I am SO excited. I love Halloween. I decided to share a tutorial for how to make these decorated Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies.

I’m loving how they turned out, especially with that added pop of gold from using luster powder. Follow along for the detailed tutorial so you can bring these cookies to your Halloween party!

Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies

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Part 1: Gathering your Supplies for your Halloween Ghost Witch Buttercream Cookies

To create these decorated Halloween ghost witch buttercream cookies, you will want to gather:

*Your buttercream frosting should, ideally, be a frosting that “crusts.” This means that the frosting will form an outer crust to protect it while traveling. I use the Jenny Cookies recipe that you can find on her blog here: Jenny Cookies Buttercream Frosting. I prefer to use the Wilton gel food dye since gel is more vibrant (i.e. more cost effective because you use less) than liquid and doesn’t change the consistency of your frosting. You can get that here: Wilton Gel Coloring 12 Count.

You may be asking, “What are couplers?” Couplers allow you to change your tips on your icing bags. Check out my page, Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies, to learn how to do this. Essentially, you will attach a coupler to each icing bag. When you need to attach a tip, just make sure to rinse out the previous color from the tip with hot water. Purchasing a set of couplers is pretty affordable on Amazon: 4 Count Wilton Coupler Set.

Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags

  1. Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to your cookie dough recipe. You should have enough cookie dough to make about four of the witch ghost cookies and then quite a few of the pumpkins and circles. **Note** When making the witch ghost cookies, you will be unlikely to cut out the smaller details such as the broom stick and the pumpkin candy basket handle. If these got left behind in the cutter, all you need to do is take a bit of cookie dough and roll it onto your countertop – just like when we made little snakes of playdough as a kid. Then, just place these rolled pieces in the correct spots on your unbaked cookie. Make sure to press the edges into the part of the cookie that “survived” the cutter.**
  2. Make your buttercream icing and separate it into five bowls. Keep one bowl undyed but use the other three to mix in your orange, black, burgundy, and brown frostings.
  3. Set up your icing bags as follows: Place each color of frosting into their own icing bags, each with a coupler in it. If you aren’t sure how to do this, no worries, just hop over to my Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies page. You do not need to add the tips to the couplers yet.

Part 3: The Fun Part! Frosting Your Halloween Witch Ghost Buttercream Cookies!

*Special Note – make sure to complete each step on all of your Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies before moving onto the next step. This saves time and energy since most of the colors will be sharing the same tip and you will need to rinse/dry the tip between color changes. 

Pumpkin Decorated Cookies:

  1. Your first step will be to outline and fill in the shape of your pumpkin. Attach the tip #3 to your orange icing bag. Halloween ghost witch buttercream cookies Halloween ghost witch buttercream cookies
  2. Next, take the brown bag of icing and attach the tip #2 to it. Draw in two little swirls for vines. Halloween ghost witch buttercream cookies
  3. Remove tip #2 from the brown frosting and attach the tip #21 to it. Pipe out a stem for the pumpkin. Halloween ghost witch buttercream cookies
  4. Now for some painting! I personally love this part and could paint all of my cookies with luster powder. To create this mixture, mix about a 1/4 of a tsp of Fancy Sprinkles luster powder with about an 1/8th of a tsp of vodka. You want the mixture to be creamy like an acrylic paint in order to maximize the sparkle effect. Use your paintbrush to paint on your luster powder over the brown frosting. Pumpkin decorated cookies
  5. Repeat all of the above steps, replacing your burgundy frosting for the orange, to create your burgundy Halloween pumpkins. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies

Halloween Witch Ghost Buttercream Cookies:

  1. Your first step will be to outline and fill in the shape of your ghost. Attach the tip #4 to your white icing bag. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  2. Use the orange frosting, with tip #3 attached, and outline and fill in the pumpkin candy basket. You will do the same steps you did to outline/fill in the pumpkin as you did for the larger pumpkins. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  3. Attach the tip #2 to your black icing. Draw on the handle for the candy basket and outline/fill in the witch hat. Then, create two circles and fill them in for the eyes and draw a smiley mouth. We are creating friendly ghosts over here! Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  4. Attach the tip #4 to your brown icing and draw in the broom. You will draw a vertical line for the broom stick and many vertical lines for the bristles. You can go a step further and take a pointed knife to rough up the edges of the broom bristles by dragging some of the frosting down. Then, draw a horizontal line between where the broom stick and the bristles meet. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  5. Attach the tip #3 to your burgundy frosting and draw a horizontal line over the witch hat. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  6. Use the same luster powder mixture to paint the horizontal line on the broom that separates the bristles from the handle. It’s hard to see in the photo, but I promise you will see the gold in real life! Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies

Boo Buttercream Cookies:

  1. Your first step will be to outline and fill in the entirety of your circle cookie. Attach the tip #4 to your white icing bag. Then, pop the cookie into the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Once it has frozen over a bit, use a flat spatula to smooth out the lines. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  2. Use your burgundy, brown, and orange frostings to write in the word, “Boo.” You will be using tip #2 on each of your colored frosting bags. I recommend doing all of your burgundy “B”s first, then all your brown “o”s, and finally all of your orange “o”s. This is much faster because you won’t be removing the tips and rinsing between color changes so often. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  3. Use the luster powder mixture to paint over the brown “o.” Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies
  4. Repeat all of the same steps, except replacing the black icing for the white icing, for your black “boo” cookies. Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies

Aren’t these decorated Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies just the cutest! Halloween witch ghost buttercream cookies

Thank you for stopping by the blog and I wish you a fun and safe Halloween!

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2 Comments

  1. Absolutely adorable cookies!

    1. Thank you so much! I love how the little trick or treating ghosts turned out!

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