Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Sugar Cookie Ghost Cookies on a Stick

Who can resist a cookie on a stick?  It’s an indulgence…decadant…pure fun!

It certainly is not your everyday cookie…..perfect for a party.

dairy, egg and peanut/tree nut free sugar ghost cookies on a stick

I have always marvelled at cookies on a stick… eager to try baking them myself. With dairy, egg, sesame, and peanut/tree nut allergies in the home, buying them was out of the question.

So when an opportunity to make them came up…I took it!

I used the baking suggestions for cookies on a stick, from Canadian Living Magazine’s November 2006 issue.

The Sugar Cookie recipe is my childhood favourite. My mom called them ‘Holiday Cookies’. I can still remember pulling out the dishwasher and rolling the cookie dough out on the wooden cutting board top.

My mom and I would only bake, ice and decorate them for Christmas. (Not sure why)  The smell of them baking in my kitchen always stirs up memories of Christmas Holidays past.

‘Holiday Cookies’ were my ultimate favourite Christmas cookies to bake and eat.

I am so happy to be able to adapt them for my boys to enjoy.

Hopefully these cookies will conjure ‘sweet memories’ for them too.

Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Sugar Ghost Cookies on a Stick

1 cup Earth Balance (dairy-free margarine)
1 1/4 cups icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
2 tbsp water
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt

In a large bowl, cream the dairy-free margarine and the sugar.
Beat in the vanilla and water until well combined.

creamed dairy free margarine, sugar, vanilla and water

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Gradually add flour mixture to the creamed mixture until well combined.

creamed dairy free margarine, sugar, vanilla, and water combined with flour,salt, and baking sodaDivide dough into two balls, wrap in wax paper and chill in refrigerator.

2 balls of dairy, egg and peanut/tree nut free sugar cookie dough wrapped in wax paperLightly flour a sheet of wax paper or plastic sheet and roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick.
Dip cookie cutter in flour and cut out shapes.

cutting out ghost cookies in dairy, egg, and peanut/tree nut free cookie doughRoll 5 balls using a tsp of dough for each ball.
Place 5 balls on silicone or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Press into 1/4 inch thick discs.
Press a cookie stick into each disc.

cookie sticks pressed into 5 discs of dairy, egg, peanut/tree nut free cookie doughTop with cookie cutout, pressing lightly to adhere.

ghost dairy, egg and peanut/tree nut free cookie dough pressed into cookie sticksBake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.
Cool cookies on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

dairy, egg and peanut/tree nut free ghost cookies cooling on rackWhen completely cool, ice with Dairy Free Vanilla Icing.
I decorated my ghosts with Enjoy Life chocolate chip eyes and mouth.

dairy, egg and peanut/tree nut free ghost cookies on a stick iced with dairy free vanilla icing and enjoy life chocolate chipsEnjoy!

Tip: I used my 40% off coupon to purchase the cookie sticks from Michael’s and the Hallowe’en ribbon was 50% off.

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Have you adapted similar recipes for your own food allergy needs? I’d love to hear about them. Please share in the comments!

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