Halloween Ginger Ghouls Recipe

When you think of gingerbread cookies, you don’t usually associate them with Halloween. However, with this yummy recipe, you can put a twist on a family tradition that makes your Halloween party or event extra special.

Halloween Ginger Ghoul Cookies


3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons warm water
1/4 cup raisins for decorating
Colored gel icing (variety of colors)


Cream together shortening, sugar, egg and warm molasses.  Dissolve baking soda in warm water, and then add to the egg mixture. Next, add flour, spices and salt,  mix it all up until well blended.  Cover and chill overnight.

Prepare a floured surface and get out the rolling pin and cookie cutters.  Cut out gingerbread men (or other Halloween shapes!) and place an inch or two apart on a greased cookie sheet.

Use raisins and cinnamon candies for eyes, buttons, etc.  Then add gel icing to make bloody legs, arms, and dripping eyeballs!

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