Funfetti Ghost Cookies

Who doesn’t love Funfetti?   Funfetti means fun! It makes you want  to throw on a party looking apron, grab some sprinkles and go wild.  And who doesn’t love the Pillsbury Doughboy? His bashfulness makes me love him even more. He’s a adorable little guy, with such a cute belly and he makes delicious treats – what’s not to love?

I can only imagine what it would be like to bake with the Pillsbury Doughboy.    You would pour 2 glasses of ginger ale and as the cookies are baking in the oven, he would tell you all his secrets.    He would give you his baking knowledge full of soft cookies and sweet treats.  You would forever owe your life to him.  Then you would reach into your pocket and shyly pull out 2 best friend necklaces.  They would be shaped like a cookie, but broken into 2 bitten pieces.  Then you would put the necklace on him and he would put it on you.  You would have a moment.   Pillsbury Doughboy- let’s be friends.  Call me. 

Here are facts I found out while googling for too long about the Pillsbury Doughboy:
His real name is Poppin’ Fresh.
He became a household love in the 1960s.
He giggles in both “hee hee” and “hoo hoo” form.
He used to be created by stop motion clay animation. Now he’s CGI.
He has a family of Poppie Fresh (his wife),  Granpopper, Granmommer, Popper (son) Bun-Bun (baby daughter), Flapjack (dog), Biscuit (cat) and Uncle Rollie.

I know. Who knew The Pillsbury Doughboy had such a large family! I’m pretty much in shock that my best friend didn’t even tell me about his children.

When I was in Target a few days ago (I’m there all the time, I’d like to think of it as a place that helps me relax) I came across Funfetti Halloween Cake Mix.  I had to have it.  I mean it’s Halloween and Boy is holding a pumpkin on the box!  It’s a must have! So off I went skipping down the aisle…
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After I got home I started to think about what I was going to make, but I wasn’t sure yet. Then a few days later I was in one of my other favorite stores, Whisk. Whisk is a cooking store in Brooklyn where I like to spend all  my money. I came across a adorable ghost cookie cutter. I must have it.

Then it was decided, Funfetti Ghost Cookies!
These cookies are colorful, fun and festive.  They have the Funfetti taste we all love, but it also tastes like a sugar cookie.   Best of all, they’re super soft, like little clouds of sweetness.  When you bite into the cookie, it’s super moist.  It’s just a delicious cookie, one that will have you reaching for a second very quickly.

Funfetti Ghost Cookies


  • 1 Box Halloween Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 2 eggs
  • Splash of Vanilla


  1. Beat together cake mix, butter, eggs and vanilla until it becomes dough like.
  2. Cover and put in refrigerator. Let chill for 3 hours.
  3. Roll out dough on floured surface and use your cookie cutter for shapes.
  4. Put on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown.
  5. Decorate if desired, let cool.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies depending on size of cookie cutter.

Here is the dough all made.  Funfetti dough is my absolute weakness. I could eat this and call it dinner. Ok maybe I have. 
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The key to making Funfetti shaped cookies is letting the dough chill.  This will make it easy to roll out.  We’re going to chill this in the fridge for 3 hours.
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Gather your supplies and begin pressing your cookie cutters in.
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Hey little ghosts.  Keep your eye on the one to the right, we’re going to talk more about him later.
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Out of the oven comes Funfetti magic!  Oh goodness, they smell great. Keep as is or decorate with sprinkles..
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Or put some spooky faces with Gel on them.
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Look at how happy they are!
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The cookies rise nicely and are done in a quick 8 minutes.
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The insides are fluffy and soft. 
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This looks like a ghost party! Now let’s talk about the ghost to the right. Do you see what I see?Funfetti Ghost CookiesIMG_7574

Let me zoom in. The ghost has eyes! I didn’t put them there!
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As soon as I spotted his eyes, I picked him up.  As I held him up the light changed dramatically.  I got a bit spooked out.Funfetti Ghost CookiesIMG_7581

I needed a ghost inspector right away. I  knew who would be perfect for the job, Xanadu!
Xanadu is the Boss of our kitty family, she’s on constant duty of keeping all the other cats in line. She likes to sit up above watching the others to make sure they are behaving. If they aren’t, don’t you worry, she will jump down and proceed to push them back to work.   Here’s where I found her. 
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I picked her up and carried her over to where the ghost with eyes was waiting for us.  I asked her to please inspect this spooky ghost to make sure he was safe.  She quickly moved in and begun to sniff him..
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I thought it was going good until suddenly Xanadu shouted out “Ghost!”.  She was shocked.  This ghost seemed possessed.  What are we going to do I asked her?Funfetti Ghost CookiesIMG_7596

She answered the question very quickly.  “Mom, we’re going to eat him!” and then proceeded to lick him clean.
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Thanks for the help Xanadu. 



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