Ghost Cookies


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 1/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Creamy Glaze:
3 cups powdered sugar
4 to 5 tablespoons milk

Assorted candies, if desired
String or ribbon, if desired


Stir together sugars, peanut butter, butter, shortening and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375 F.

Divide dough in half, keeping one half in the refrigerator. That way, the dough won’t become too warm or sticky to roll. Roll one part of the dough at a time 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
Cut with 3×2-inch ghost-shaped cookie cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. If cookies are to be hung as decorations, cut a hole at top of each cookie with end of plastic straw, round pastry tip or sharp knife; cut out holes for eyes if desired.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Combine and stir Creamy Glaze ingredients until smooth. Spread Glaze on cookies. Decorate with candies. Thread string or ribbon through holes to hang cookies.