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Ghostly Halloween Shortbread Cookies

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  • Author: Leanna Myers
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 1x


Looking for a fun Halloween cookie idea? These ghostly cookies are a sweet treat. The buttery shortbread cookie with a chocolate center is so addicting. 


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, plus more for rolling the dough out
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, optional


  1. Beat the butter and sugar together with a mixer.
  2. Add the salt, vanilla and flour until a dough forms.
  3. Roll out the dough into a 1/4" disc on a well floured piece of parchment, cut out your cookie shapes and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Chill the cookies for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees, bake the cookies for 10-13 minutes and let cool for about 5 minutes to harden.
  6. If you want to make sandwich cookies, heat up the chocolate chips in the microwave for 15 second increments, stirring in between, until the chips have melted.
  7. Spoon the melted chocolate on half of the cookies carefully to create the center filling and place another cookie on top to make a sandwich.


This dough is very soft, so be sure to flour your rolling pin well. Also rolling the dough out on a piece a parchment paper helps it not stick to the surface. 

These cookies will spread slightly, so when they come out of the oven you can modify the shape a little.

The yield is the number of sandwiched cookies.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American