Rich chocolate cookies with a chocolate fudge swirl topped with white chocolate marshmallow ghosts, these ‘cute and spooky’ vegan marshmallow ghost cookies will be a hit this Halloween!
Vegan Marshmallow Ghost Cookies
These vegan marshmallow ghost cookies may be more cute than scary, but they are scarily DELICIOUS! Super ‘easy to make’ cookies will be a hit with everyone this Halloween. Perfect for kids to get involved in making and decorating too!
You can’t go wrong with cookies, right?! They’re a dessert and sweet treat which is always a winner! These cookies are ‘Crumbl’ inspired with a thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie, topped with a thick swirl of ‘melt in the mouth’ chocolate frosting and the most adorable little marshmallow ghost with white chocolate. The combination of the chocolate cookie and chocolate frosting is heavenly. The saying ‘too much chocolate ‘ is irreverent here- haha!
What is a Crumbl cookie?
Crumbl cookies have become absolutely huge on social media from the company ‘Crumbl Cookies’. They have designed these amazing loaded, stuffed and extra cookies topped with a swirl of frosting – yum! If you don’t have a ‘Crumbl’ near you, or simply want to make your own, homemade vegan version, I have the perfect recipe for you. Check out my pervious Crumbl inspired cookies here.
Why you’ll love these cookies
- Easy to make.
- Vegan friendly.
- Simple yet effective.
- Fun to decorate.
- Delicious chocolate swirl on top.
- Great for making ahead of time.
- Full of delicious chocolate.
- Great for kids to decorate.
- Perfect for storing.
How to make vegan marshmallow ghost cookies
The cookie is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Whoever you serve these to won’t believe you actually made them!!! They taste like they have come from a bakery, they’re THAT good! You will simply have to make them to find out! You’ll begin adding the butter and sugar into a bowl and creaming together, next adding in the vanilla and milk. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, raising agents and fold in the white chocolate chips. This will make a thick cookie dough. Scoop into balls and place on the lined baking tray, bake.
You’ll be tempted just to pipe this frosting into your mouth, and not on the cookie- haha! It’s truly irresistible! Cream the butter in a bowl, adding in the icing sugar and cocoa powder. Whip in the aquafaba until thick and creamy. Transfer into a piping bag and pipe a swirl on top of the cookie.
The decoration of these cookies is super quick and easy. You’ll need some large vegan marshmallows, I use the large vanilla Dandies marshmallows. You’ll want to melt some dairy-free white chocolate. my favourite vegan white chocolate is Sainsburys Own Free From White Chocolate, but use any vegan white chocolate you have to hand. Coat the marshmallow in the melted chocolate and drizzle it all over the marshmallow. In order for the ghost to look like its sitting on top of the cookie, drizzle a puddle of white chocolate over the chocolate frosting then place in the marshmallow. Add 3 dots to the front of the marshmallow to resemble the ghosts eyes and mouth. Check out the photos for more reference.
Tools you’ll need to make these cookies
- A stand mixer or an electric mixer : This is very important for this recipe. This is because you will need the high speed of an electric mixer to whip up air into the cream cheese frosting and also for making the smooth cookie dough. You can make the cookie dough by hand, but when it comes to the frosting, a stand mixer or electric hand whisk is a must. I found it never yields the same result.
- Tooth picks : Using tooth picks is an easy way to help coat the marshmallow in the chocolate. Simply stick a tooth pick into the marshmallow, and drizzle the white chocolate over with a spoon, allow any excess to drip back into the bowl.
- Grease proof paper : Prevents sticking and is just a must have when it comes to baking cakes, cookies and more.
- Sieve: Best way to prevent lumps in the frosting and cookie is to sift your dry ingredients first. I have linked the sieve I use here. It’s an essential tool to have in your kitchen.
- Scales : It goes without saying, you will NEVER get a good result if you ‘wing it’ with vegan baking, or any baking in fact. I measure in grams as it is the most accurate way of measuring the mixture and ingredients for baked goods. If you are looking to get serious about baking and want to create outstanding bakes each and every time, I highly recommend investing in a set of kitchen scales! You can find the exact scales I use, linked here.
- Ice-cream scoop : I like to get my cookies equal size, so I like to use an ice-cream scoop to measure out my dough balls. Alternatively, a set of spoons will work perfectly, it just wont give you the classic ‘cookie dough ball’ look and the baked cookie may look a little less round.
- Large star tip nozzle : Pipe the swirl using a large star tip nozzle. I have linked to the one I use here.
- A round cookie cutter : There is a simple trick to getting your cookies perfectly round and that is a round cookie cutter. Make sure the cookie cutter is larger than your desired size cookie. When the cookie comes out of the oven, place the cookie cutter over the cookie and scoot it around, making it into a perfect round shape.