RECIPE: Marshmallow ghost cookies for spooky season

By Katy Thornton

October 14, 2022 at 3:17pm


Looking for the perfect Halloween recipe to get into the spooky season vibes?


There's only a few weeks left of soaking up spooky season, so whether you have a Halloween party, or just love to bake to a seasonal theme, why not try out these melting marshmallow ghost cookies?

In my opinion they're the perfect combination of spooky and cute, embracing the Halloween theme without going full fake blood and gutsy with it. If that's what you're into, respect, but it could never be me.

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Ingredients List


For the cookies:

240ml extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

130g Siúcra Caster Sugar

130g Siúcra Brown Sugar


1⁄2 tsp salt

1 large egg

250g plain flour

1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

200g dark chocolate chips


Sea salt

For the ghosts:

300g Siúcra Icing Sugar

8-10 tsp water

24 marshmallows


25g dark chocolate, melted

Recipe for Melting Marshmallow Ghost Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C/160 ̊C fan/gas mark 4. Line two large baking trays with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, vanilla, Siúcra caster sugar, Siúcra brown sugar and salt. Mix until smooth
  • Add the egg and mix until completely smooth again. Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Mix until just incorporated with no visible dry spots of flour. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Use your hands to shape the batter into balls of around two tablespoons each. Place on the prepared baking trays, spaced at least 4-5cm apart.
  • Use the palm of your hand to gently flatten the balls very slightly, then sprinkle with a little sea salt.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking trays for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling to room temperature.
  • To make the Siúcra icing, sift your icing sugar into a bowl and gradually add in your water, 1-2 teaspoons at a time, mixing after each addition until you get a thick, pourable consistency.
  • Dip the bottom of each marshmallow into the bowl of icing and place, icing side down, on top of each cookie so that they stick in place. Use a spoon to carefully pour the icing over the marshmallows, making sure they are completely covered and that some icing is dripping down onto the cookies.
  • Using a cocktail stick, dot the melted dark chocolate onto the marshmallow ghosts to draw two eyes and a mouth.

And there you have it. Some spooky treats for spooky season. And a hot tip for all the non-bakers out there: you can do this with pre-made cookies as well. No one's gonna know... no one's gonna know.

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