Saturday, October 23, 2021

Ghost Cookies – Spookily Easy! From @MysteryMacRae Plus #bookgiveaway

How cute are these ridiculously easy treats? They’re no trick at all to make. It’s more of a ghost assembly project than a recipe. All you need is a package of Nutter Butter cookies, white chocolate, and mini chocolate chips. 

Then follow these three simple steps:

1.  Melt white chocolate according to package directions.

2.  Swish cookies through melted white chocolate and set on wire rack or plate.

3.  Place mini chocolate chips for eyes and mouth before the white chocolate sets up (I alternated swishing cookies and placing eyes and mouth, working on 4 or 5 at a time).

Tip: Children are a great help placing eyes and mouths. Also eating them.


For all the times I’ve made these cookies, I’ve never stopped to wonder what Geneva, the ghost in my Haunted Yarn Shop mysteries, would think of them. She might be tickled, or she might be hugely and billowingly insulted at the thought of eating ghosts. Can’t you just hear her saying, “How rude!” I’m very fond of Geneva, but she isn’t always the easiest dead person to get along with.


For your chance to win a copy of Crewel and Unusual, and spend quality time with Geneva, leave a comment telling me what homemade Halloween treats you like to make. A winner will be chosen, at random, around noon on 10/25/21.


 About Crewel and Unusual book 6 in the Haunted Yarn Shop mysteries 

The latest mystery in this charming mystery series finds the ever-resourceful Kath Rutledge and shop ghost Geneva tangled up in an embroidery rivalry—and a murder. Geneva claims she saw the murderer leaving the scene of the crime. But the ghost is the ultimate unreliable witness . . .

Available in hardback, paperback, e-book, and audio from your locally owned independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Or ask for it at your public library.


And something poisonous is coming March 1, 2022!


About Argyles and Arsenic – book 5 in the Highland Bookshop mysteries

In the latest novel in the beloved Highland Bookshop Mystery Series, a murder at a baronial manor leads to a poisonous game of cat and mouse—with the women of Yon Bonnie Books playing to win.

Available for pre-order in hardback and e-book from your locally owned independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Or ask your public library to consider ordering it.


The Boston Globe says Molly MacRae writes “murder with a dose of drollery.” She’s the author of the award-winning, national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries and the Highland Bookshop Mysteries. As Margaret Welch, she writes books for Annie’s Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine since 1990 and she’s a winner of the Sherwood Anderson Award for Short Fiction. Visit Molly on Facebook and Pinterest and connect with her on Twitter  or Instagram.



  1. I remember fondly helping my Mom made molasses taffy when I was a child, but it's the homemade caramel popcorn balls and apples that I just HAVE to make each year or it's not Halloween. My hands and muscles don't allow the making of the taffy. Love the adorable ghost! Super simple and adorable to boot.

    Had to laugh at your comment about Geneva saying “How rude!” because in my mind's ear I could hear her saying it as I read it. Definitely something she would say. :)

    "Crewel and Unusual" is on my TBR list and I can't wait for the opportunity to read it. Thank you for the fabulous chance to win a copy! Shared and hoping to be the fortunate one selected.

  2. There is a recipe for a home made version of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that is easy to make and is delicious. And .... you can cut as large a piece as you want! That's my kind of Halloween treat!

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  3. I remember making caramel apples and caramel popcorn, sometimes cutout cookies. I made some apple cider caramels last year that I think will become an annual tradition.

  4. Popcorn balls are a favorite in my family.
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  5. Never made halloween treats. cheethathecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

  6. A treat which I enjoyed making for the little ones were decorative chocolate cupcakes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. What a fun recipe/kid friendly food craft! This will be perfect for when I have grandkids. Currently I make the gingerdead man cookies using gingerbread cookie dough and the cookie cutter that also makes the skeleton indentions. Your book sounds like a fun cozy, thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  8. I love it: very easy and very cute, too.
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  9. I remember watching Mom make popcorn balls when I was a kid. I've never tried it myself, and frankly, I don't eat anything that can pull out fillings!

  10. No homemade treats for my family. There was 4 of us and my Mom had enough candy to last the winter at least until Christmas!

  11. We didnt make Halloween treats. the candy was enough.

  12. My mom and I made caramel apples once.
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  13. I haven't made any myself but love anything with paenut butter and chocolate!

  14. How about squares of good milk or dark chocolate with bits of pretzels, candy corn, dried fruits, nuts (or not). Popcorn gets too soft.
    Melted chocolate, drop garnish bits on top & press into the chocolate to hold them when the chocolate sets. CAN'T HATE THAT!

  15. I like making mummy dogs for Halloween. It's just hot dogs wrapped in strips of crescent rolls like a mummy. Easy and the kids love them.

  16. I a not much of a baker but I do like Halloweenish decorated cupcakes!

  17. I haven't made Halloween treats in years, not since my boys were little. They always liked mummy dogs(hot dogs wrapped with strips of crescent dough) though.

  18. My daddy always used to make popcorn balls every year, but I never really got into making treats until my granddaughters were diagnosed with celiac so I would make us all gluten free and allergy free treats. Now I don’t make anything.

    1. Well I do save all the cute ideas for our students to maybe be able to make - high school special needs, they love making treats!

  19. Those little ghosts are so cute! I have made a lot of different Halloween treats for my kids when they were younger. I've made wormy pudding dirt cakes, spooky cakes shaped as different characters, mummy fingers, witches brew or vampire blood punch, caramel apples, cut out Halloween cookies etc.

    Thanks for the chance! I'm so excited to see another book in the Highland Bookshop series! I have the other books in the series and love them! The book birthday is on my birthday! Going to pre-order!


  20. Big black cat and pumpkin sugar cookies!! Love your books!!💕

  21. Rice krispie treats with sprinkles and sugar cookies. There are all sorts of kits that my DIL has been picking up to make with her boys too.
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  22. We used to make popcorn balls,Carmel apples after we picked them and Carmel corn.

  23. A traditional Halloween treat we like to make is nachos. We also make mummies out of pizza crust stuffed with ham and cheese. cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. I haven’t made Halloween treats in a long time. My boys are older and the youngest granddaughter is kept busy. I’ve been disabled off and on and baking is difficult. I look forward to reading the giveaway. Thank You