Biscotti dei Fantasmi -- Ghost Cookies Recipe
Cast a spell on your little goblins with these bewitching cookies.
When I lived in Italy 20 years ago, Halloween wasn't celebrated by Italian children. Since then, the Italians have embraced a more American tradition in All Hallows Eve. Take out your cauldron and make a batch of these ginger flavored biscotti.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup flour, sifted
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 salt
- In a bowl, mix the sugar and the butter.
- Add the molasses and mix well.
- Add the flour, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Mix and form into a ball.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- On your work surface spread some flour.
- Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness.
- Cut biscotti into ghosts with a cookie cutter.
- Place them on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 475F for 6 - 8 minutes, or until they are light brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before decorating.
- 3-4 cups of confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- 3-4 tbs milk
- mini chocolate chips
- Mix half the sugar, vanilla, salt, 2 Tbs milk, and stir well.
- Add the remaining sugar and stir until mixed well.
- Add the remaining milk and mix well.
- Coat the ghosts in several layers.
- After the last layer of glaze, add chocolate chips for the eyes.
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Wilton Ghost Cake/Cookie Cutter Stencil Set
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