Halloween candy steals the spotlight on this spooky holiday but there are an abundance of other fun treats you can enjoy too! You can enjoy Halloween themed potluck recipes, vegan Halloween snacks, and even Halloween themed pasta dishes, but today we’re going to dig into delicious Halloween themed cookies!
Some of these recipes are spooky while others are utterly adorable but what they all have in common is that they’re all incredibly delicious. Enjoy them with a Halloween movie, share them at a Halloween party or send them off to school with your kids. Get into the holiday spirit and try one of these spooky-fun cookie recipes today!
What’s better than a cinnamon sugar-covered cookie? Why one that is filled with decadent milk chocoalte, of course! These milk chocolate stuffed Jack-O-Lantern cookies will surely capture everyone’s attention whether it’s guests at a party or merely your family members.
To help make the fun shapes simply use a cookie-cutter that can be found at your local hobby store or ordered online. These festive cookies come together in 45 minutes or less and will surely excite your taste buds.
https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/milk-chocolate-stuffed-jack-o-lantern-cookies/?utm_source=Half+Baked+Harvest&utm_campaign=826bc8ecd0-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_NEW+DESIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d725c901c-826bc8ecd0-44138953 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HALF BAKED HARVEST
Slime is all the rage with kids these days so let’s transform their favorite toy into a fun-filled cookie!
They’re chocolatey, delicious and spooky enough to share at a Halloween potluck. The slimy center comes from gummy candies and their dark color comes from dark cocoa powder.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/jeepers-creepers-slime-filled-cookies/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Candy corn isn’t everyone’s favorite Halloween candy but the colors are truly festive. This recipe may be candy corn inspired but it’s merely a simple sugar cookie recipe.
These cookies are so easy to make because they only require 5 simple ingredients. Further, to create the bright colored dough, simply use orange and yellow food coloring.
https://thesimple-sweetlife.com/candy-corn-swirl-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE SIMPLE SWEET LIFE
A simple butter cookie dough is filled with fun Halloween sprinkles and together they create a deliciously festive treat. Additionally, these cookies come together in just 20 minutes which means this is a truly quick and easy recipe!
This cookie recipe is made with simple ingredients all of which you’ll most likely already have on hand. The only additional ingredient you may need to purchase is Halloween-themed sprinkles, and these can be found at your local bulk food store.
https://dailydishrecipes.com/halloween-sprinkle-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DAILY DISH RECIPES
These monster Halloween cookies sandwich a decadent buttercream filling between two chocolate cookies. Each layer is made from scratch, but rest assured they come together effortlessly.
Be sure to add food coloring to the buttercream frosting to create vibrant Halloween colors. You’ll also need sprinkles and candy eyes which can be found at your local bulk food store.
https://www.sugarsaltmagic.com/chocolate-monster-halloween-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUGAR SALT MAGIC
Soft peanut butter cookies are topped with creepy-crawly chocolate spiders. These adorable cookies come equipped with a homemade peanut butter cookie recipe.
To create the fun spider shapes you’ll need chocolate Whopper’s, candy eyes, and melted chocolate. They come together effortlessly too and are an easy way to give a simple cookie a Halloween makeover.
https://www.craftymorning.com/peanut-butter-spider-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRAFTY MORNING
Bewitched cookies are a simple chocolate cookie that is stuffed with colorful M&M’s. They’re incredibly easy to make and come together in about 20 minutes.
Unsweetened cocoa powder helps to create the decadent chocolate flavor while vanilla and both brown and white sugar help to make these cookies irresistibly sweet. If you can’t find a package of Halloween M&M’s, head to a bulk food store to select the colors yourself.
https://www.twosisterscrafting.com/bewitched-mm-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TWO SISTERS
Sugar cookies are awesome because all you need is royal icing to allow your creativity to run wild! This tutorial will truly help you feel like a professional baker.
For this tutorial, use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or store-bought dough, your choice. Once the cookies are prepared follow the steps to ice the perfect candy corn mason jars!
https://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/2016/10/04/candy-corn-mason-jar-cookies-tutorial/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MOMS AND MUNCHKINS
Move over gingerbread cookies, you’re about to get a mummified makeover! This awesome recipe starts with a delicious chocolate pumpkin cookie dough. Then, using a gingerbread cookie cutter you can make the perfect shapes.
Using a simple homemade royal icing, create the mummy stripes. If you’re feeling ambitious you can also make your own homemade eyes, however, candy eyes can also be found at a bulk food store if you’re pressed for time.
https://www.createdby-diane.com/2013/10/chocolate-pumpkin-cut-out-cookies.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CREATED BY DIANE
Transform an ordinary whoopie pie into a Halloween mummy cookie. Vanilla icing is sandwiched between two chocoalte cookies and is wrapped in candy strips and topped with candy eyeballs.
While the whoopie pie recipe is quite easy to make this idea would also work well with store-bought whoopie pies too. Whether you choose to make the homemade version or use store-bought cookies, these adorable cookies will be gobbled up quickly.
https://adventuresofmel.com/mummy-whoopie-pies-halloween-recipe/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_smartloop&utm_content=smartloop&utm_term=2580256 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ADVENTURES OF MEL
If you love sugar cookies that truly melt in your mouth then you’re going to love this cookie recipe! Ultra-soft sugar cookies are coated with a vibrant orange, yellow, and white icing to replicate the colors of candy corn.
From start to finish, the cookies can be prepared in less than an hour. While this is longer than some of the previously discussed 20-minute cookies, the texture and flavor will be well worth your efforts.
https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/ultra-soft-candy-corn-sugar-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CREME DE LA CRUMB
Who needs baking skills when you can make these incredibly easy mummy cookies! These no-bake cookies combine Milano Cookies with melted white chocolate to create these fun little mummies.
These 4-ingredient cookies come together in just 15 minutes, however, keep in mind they need time to set in the fridge before eating. Grab the whole family and make a batch of these fun Halloween cookies together!
https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/mummy-milanos/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CHELSEA’S MESSY APRON
Once again you don’t have to make any intricate designs to make fun Halloween cookies! This recipe dips a chocolate cookie in white melted chocolate and then covers the chocolate with Halloween colored sprinkles.
These homemade cookies are truly decadent and perfectly sweet. Enjoy them with the family or share them at a party, your choice!
https://livforcake.com/halloween-sprinkle-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIV FOR CAKE
Creating festive shaped food for holidays is always fun but that does often require a cookie-cutter. This blogger set out to make cute pumpkin-shaped cookies without a cookie cutter and the outcome was a great success.
The best part is that this recipe requires all store-bought ingredients such as a package of peanut butter cookie dough, pretzel sticks, and green icing. Encourage your kids to help and they’ll love being able to play chef in the kitchen.
https://eatingrichly.com/pumpkin-shaped-sugar-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EATING RICHLY
This is another charming Halloween whoopie pie recipe. Instead of adding candy strips to mummify the cookies, these whoopie pies are filled with bright orange icing, perfect for Halloween.
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can even take these whoopie pies one step further and follow the instructions to turn them into creepy crawly spiders. Your little ghosts at home will love digging into their Halloween treat.
https://deliciouslittlebites.com/halloween-whoopie-pies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DELICIOUS LITTLE BITES
You don’t need amazing baking skills to make this recipe! This easy no-bake recipe comes together in just 10 minutes. They are so easy to make that if you have little ones in your house, you can encourage them to make their own Frankenstein cookies.
For this recipe, all you will need are chocolate wafer cookies, green candy melts, chocolate sprinkles, and candy eyes. Keep in mind a pair of tweezers will come in handy when decorating Frankenstein’s face!
https://www.shakentogetherlife.com/sugar-wafer-frankenstein-cookies-halloween PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SHAKEN TOGETHER
Why make individual cookies when you can make a cookie cake! This harvest cookie cake is made from a classic chocolate chip cookie dough.
To help form the cake, be sure to use a round cake pan. Once cooked, allow the cookie to cool and then decorate the cake with melted chocolate, and Halloween candies of your choice!
https://www.crazyforcrust.com/harvest-chocolate-chip-cookie-cake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRAZY FOR CRUST
Are you looking for a spooky cookie? Then this recipe is calling your name. These denture cookies are perfectly creepy and fun in one, plus there is no homemade cookie dough required!
To create the cookies you’ll need store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough, frosting, mini marshmallows, and slivered almonds. Follow this tutorial to discover how you too can effortlessly prepare these cookies.
https://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/draculas-dentures-for-halloween PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE GIRL WHO ATE EVERYTHING
Boo bites are soft sugar cookies filled with festive Halloween sprinkles. They come together in just 30 minutes and would be a great addition to a Halloween party or as a delicious gift for your child’s teacher.
The secret to achieving the perfectly cubed shapes is to press the dough into a square pan and then cut them into bite-sized cookies.
https://www.seededatthetable.com/boo-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SEEDED AT THE TABLE
Have you ever enjoyed a meringue cookie before? They’re light and airy and seriously delicious! This recipe puts a fun Halloween spin on a simple cookie and turns these little meringues into spooky ghosts!
The almond meringues are made from egg whites, sugar, and cream of tarter. They can be prepared in just 15 minutes, however, they do require about 2 hours of cooking time. Rest assured, the final result will be well worth the wait!
https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/almond-meringue-ghost-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CREME DE LA CRUMB
Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.