Cutout brownies are one of my favorite party tricks — they take way less time to bake and decorate than cutout cookies and they might be tastier, too. You can easily find ghost cookie cutters in most grocery stores, at big-box retailers, and online this time of year. For these cute cutouts you'll just need a batch of brownies and a bit of vanilla frosting.
First, Make the Brownies
Before you can cut brownies into these cute Halloween treats, you'll need to bake up a pan. Below is our recipe for homemade chewy brownies, but your favorite box of brownies works just as well (here's our readers' favorite brownie box mix).
If you're in the business of baking up a brownie for one, we've got you covered there as well.
The recipe: How To Make Chewy Brownies
How to Make Ghost Cutout Brownies
You'll also need a small batch of vanilla frosting. The frosting found in our single-serve vanilla cupcake is just enough to cover a standard 9x9-inch pan of brownies. Spread the frosting on cooled brownies in a thin, even layer. Then press the cutter into the brownies. Try to make the cuts as close together as possible to avoid wasted brownies.