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51 Halloween Cookie Recipes - The Ultimate Halloween Cookies Collection

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October 7, 2017 / International / By
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It’s October and that means we have to get ready for Halloween. Some people spend a lot of time picking up costumes, watching makeup tutorials and planning themed parties, but we love to think about Halloween treats. If you are like us, we think you will love this article that includes 51 Halloween cookie recipes. Some can give you nice decorating ideas if you have a go-to cookie recipe while others will offer you some amazing recipes you can use instead of your favorite one because it’s nice to try new recipes from time to time.

  1. Chocolate Monster Cookies from Self Proclaimed Foodie

This is the first monster cookies recipe on our list but we hope you are ready for more because we think monster cookies are adorable and we had to include more than one recipe here. These Chocolate Monster Cookies from Self Proclaimed Foodie are not only cute but also very delicious and they are amazing for a Halloween party for kids.

  1. Candy Corn Swirl Cookies from The Simple, Sweet Life

Candy corn is such a Halloween (and Thanksgiving) staple and it shouldn’t miss from your Halloween table. You can buy candy corn to decorate your Halloween treats or you can make these amazing Candy Corn Swirl Cookies. Or, if you are like us, you can make the cookies and buy the candy corn too.

  1. Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies from Mommy Musings

These Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies look lovely but they are very easy to make so you will be able to decorate them even if you are not very good at decorating cookies.

  1. Halloween Gingerbread Skeletons from Donna Hay

Skeletons, another Halloween staple that can be cute and delicious at the same time and these cookies are perfect for those who love gingerbread. Don’t believe those who tell you that gingerbread is only for Christmas treats!

  1. Dark Chocolate Halloween Chip Cookies from House Of Nash Eats

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time decorating cookies and you don’t want to buy Halloween-themed cookie cutters but you still want to make Halloween-themed treats, try these Dark Chocolate Halloween Chip Cookies. They are black and have some delicious white and orange accents.

  1. Dracula's Dentures from The Girl Who Ate Everything

On the other hand, if you love to spend time decorating cookies instead of making them from scratch, go for these Dracula Dentures cookies. Who would have thought that Dracula can have such a cute and adorable smile?

  1. Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies from Sarah’s Bake Studio

Ghosts can be scary but ghosts can also be cute and happy if you try Sarah’s recipe! If you are new to this whole decorating cookies game, there’s a video tutorial in the article that will make your Happy Little Ghost Sugar Cookies decorating process easier.

  1. Witch Hat Cookies from Dizzy Busy and Hungry

What is Halloween without witches? A little bit boring we think so there has to be some witch magic in your house. The best way to add that magic to your Halloween table is by making these pretty Witch Hat Cookies!

  1. Witches Brew Halloween Butter Cookies from Lady Behind the Curtain

Speaking of witches, how about some colorful and delicious Witches Brew Halloween Butter Cookies? We don’t know about you but we really love the colors!

  1. One-Eyed Monster Cookies from Smart School House

We have warned you, there are numerous cookie monster recipes in this article! Our second cookie monster recipe features these fun and colorful One-Eyed Monster Cookies that will make your Halloween table look festive and adorable.

  1. Coffin Surprise Cookies from Not Martha

Coffins usually make spooky Halloween treats but these Coffin Surprise Cookies are filled with delicious little surprises. You can fill these adorable coffin cookies with M&Ms, gummy worms, chocolate chips, nuts coated in chocolate or something spookier like skull and bone sprinkles or candy eyeballs like Megan from Not Martha suggested in her article or you can choose other spooky and cute fillings that you love.

  1. Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies from Tastes Better From Scratch

These Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies are another proof that you can have Halloween-themed treats in your home without having a lot of baking experience. They look cool and they are easy to make, all you need to make the spiders are some melted chocolate chips and a ziplock bag.

  1. Halloween Sprinkle Cookies from Liv for Cookies

These Halloween Sprinkle Cookies are yet another example that Halloween treats can be easy to decorate. All you have to do is buy sprinkles in Halloween colors and candy melts and decorate your favorite cookies or try the recipe used by Olivia from Liv for Cookies.

  1. Vampire Bite Cookies from Ashlee Marie

Vampire Bites never been sweeter! These Vampire Bite Cookies are super easy to make, they look very nice and they have a raspberry jelly filling that makes them extra-special.

  1. Mummy Cookies from Ann’s Entitled Life

The first mummy cookies recipe on the list but certainly not the last one because mummy cookies are perfect for Halloween and easy to make compared to other Halloween treats. Buy some candy eyeballs and white icing and transform your favorite cookies into adorable Halloween treats! More details in Ann’s article we linked here.

  1. No Bake Sugar Wafer Frankenstein Cookies from Shaken Together

If you’re the type of person who really hates baking, these No Bake Sugar Wafer Frankenstein Cookies are perfect for you! You don’t have to worry about baking at all, all you have to do is buy all the ingredients and have fun creating Frankenstein cookies.

  1. Spooky Bat Sugar Cookies from Jenny Stefens

Something was missing from our Halloween cookies list and, in case you wonder what, the answer is bats! We cannot imagine a Halloween party without some spooky or adorable bats. These ones look a bit confused or spooked, to be honest, but they are as cute and delicious as they can be!

  1. Zombie Finger Cookies from Make Fabulous Cakes

If you really want to make some spooky cookies for Halloween, try these Zombie Finger Cookies! They are kinda creepy but nonetheless delicious and they are great for those who prefer scary and creepy Halloween treats.

  1. Chocolate Pumpkin Cut Out Cookies from Created by Diane

You might think that our pumpkin obsession stopped after writing our 21 Pumpkin Recipes For Autumn article, but no, that didn’t happen hence these yummy Chocolate Pumpkin Cut Out Cookies that are probably the most delicious mummies we ever tasted!

  1. Harvest Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from Crazy For Crust

When a cookie is not enough for you, you make cookie cake! Or this is what we and Dorothy from Crazy For Crust do! Honestly, you should do it too because this Harvest Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is incredible!

  1. Gooey Monster Eye Cookies from Lil’ Luna

The third cookie monster recipe on our list makes these adorable and colorful Gooey Eyeball Goodness! You can make one-eyed cookies or you can add a few candy eyeballs to the cookies to create some fun-looking monster cookies.

  1. Candy Corn Mummy Sugar Cookies from Java Cupcake

Candy corn + mummies = a lovely and fun Halloween treat you can make with your kids. We also love how easy is to make the cookie dough used for these sugar cookies. Also, the buttercream frosting is pretty delicious.

  1. Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies from Acorns & Custard

Another Halloween must have is the jack-o’-lantern. Besides craving pumpkins, you can also make these adorable Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies that look and taste amazing. We know that technically they are not cookies but they have the same size of a cookie and they are great as Halloween treats.

  1. Mummy Meringue Cookies from Sweet & Savory by Shinee

These Mummy Meringue Cookies are probably the easiest cookie recipe on our list. We’re pretty sure you have all the ingredients in your fridge and we think you already know how to make meringues. If you don’t, there are some good tips on Shinee’s blog.

  1. Voodoo Doll Cookies from Not Quite Nigella

You don’t have to believe in voodoo to make these Voodoo Doll Cookies but you have to believe in gingerbread man cutters and icing pens because they will help you to shape the dolls and decorate them properly.

  1. Halloween Cookie Pops - Nutter Butter Bats & Mummies from Five Heart Home

Cake pops are one of the best treats for themed parties and so are cookie pops, especially when you can create various Halloween creatures without spending too much time in the kitchen. The bats are our favorite cookie pops but we have to admit that the mummies look pretty adorable too.

  1. Creepy Crawly Sugar Cookies from My Darling Vegan

Our vegan foodies can try this Creepy Crawly Sugar Cookies recipe that we fell in love with during our Halloween cookies search. They are easy to make and you can decorate them as you want but we really love the spider web ones.

  1. Monster Cake with Monster Cookies from I Am Baker

We said this article features only Halloween cookies and this recipe is for a monster cake so what is up with that? Well, in our defense the monster cake is decorated with monster cookies so this is why we included the recipe here. After all, if you don’t want to make the cake, you can only make the cookies because they are very funny and colorful.

  1. Playful Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies from Pillsbury.com

We love Pillsbury’s seasonal cookies so we had to include their Playful Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies made with Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ pumpkin-shape sugar cookies, icing, and sprinkles because they are too cute to be ignored. If you cannot find Pillsbury cookies, you can make your favorite sugar cookies and decorate them with icing pencils.

  1. 3-D Pumpkin Cookies (with a surprise inside) from Glorious Treats

Another great way to have pumpkins on your Halloween table, besides carving actual pumpkins and placing them on the table, of course, is to make these 3-D Pumpkin Cookies using the recipe posted on Glorious Treats blog and filling them with some small treats, such as M&Ms or other types of treats you like.

  1. OREO Cookie Eyeballs Halloween Treat DIY from 100 Directions

Oh, Oreo, what would we do without you? You are so versatile and amazing for so many desserts that we literally cannot picture our life without you! We guess you can tell that we love Oreos, but you should also know that we love these OREO Cookie Eyeballs Halloween Treats that are ready in no time and look perfect for Halloween.

  1. Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies from Life, Love and Sugar

Salted caramel fans, we’ve got you covered with these Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies that have your favorite taste but also look halloweeney because they are black and orange!

  1. Spooky Slime Cookies from The Soccer Mom Blog

Slime is fun to make, we have to admit that, also, kids love it! So why not making some edible slime for Halloween in the form of these adorable Spooky Slime Cookies? We bet these cookies will be a hit at your kid’s Halloween party!

  1. Mickey & Minnie Halloween Cookies from Sparkles to Sprinkles

We’re not going to declare our love for Oreos again but we will say that we love these Mickey & Minnie Halloween Cookies made with Oreo cookies, candy melts, and Halloween sprinkles.

  1. Gluten Free Mummy Cookies from What The Fork

Those who have to follow a gluten-diet should head to What The Fork blog and learn how to make these Gluten Free Mummy Cookies.

Extra tip – Sharon, the blogger behind What The Fork, listed other gluten-free Halloween treats in her article so maybe you try those as well and let us know how you liked them.

  1. Spooky Cookies from Love To Be In The Kitchen

Spooky is a word that goes well with Halloween; cookies and candy eyeballs are other two great things that go well together for Halloween, especially for those who don’t like icing or those who are not very good at decorating cookies with icing.

  1. Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies from Averie Cooks

Do you love soft, light cookies and white chocolate? Do you also love candy corn? Good then because we have found the most amazing recipe for you and that is this Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies recipe from Averie Cooks.

  1. Reese’s™ Pieces™ Halloween Cookie Bars from Betty Crocker

When you combine Betty Crocker™ products with Reese's® products, you know the results will be amazing. Frankly, there is no other way, especially if you are a fan of Reese's™ Pieces™ peanut butter candy and Betty Crocker’s easy to use mixes.

  1. Mummy Pumpkin Cookies from OMG Chocolate Desserts

Another pumpkin recipe? Don’t hate us, we promise this is the last one! We really love our pumpkin treats and we definitely cannot lie! However, if you are not a huge fan of pumpkin treats, you can use chocolate peanut butter cheesecake or magic cake instead. Check Vera’s website, OMG Chocolate Desserts, and you’ll know what we mean!

  1. “Spooky” Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps from Simply Recipes

“Crispy cinnamon sugar cookie crisps made with flour tortillas, cinnamon, sugar, and butter”, do we have to say more? We don’t think so but hurry up to Simply Recipes website to find the recipe and to start making these delicious cookie crisps. We know it’s not Halloween yet but you are allowed to test Halloween recipes before Halloween, that’s our favorite excuse for making them anyway.

  1. Silly Decorated Monster Cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle

If you prefer silly to spooky, these Silly Decorated Monster Cookies will do the trick. We love the color combination but you can use other colors if you are not a big fan of blue, green and purple.

  1. Halloween Thumbprint Cookies from A Family Feast

Thumbprint cookies are perfect for any occasion because you can personalize them as you want and you can also try various recipes with different ingredients to make them perfect for every season. The Halloween Thumbprint Cookies included here are white with orange and green and they look very festive and yummy.

  1. Candy Corn Sugar Cookies from Kids Activities Blog

We hope you are not tired of candy corn cookies because we have another one for you! This time we have these Candy Corn Sugar Cookies inspired by the white, yellow and orange candy treat. They are easy to make and they do not require cookie cutters, however, you have to refrigerate them for a while before baking them so make sure you make the dough a night before your Halloween celebration.

  1. Halloween Lollipop Cookies from Occasional Cookies

Lollipop cookies – we loved the sound of that and then we discovered how amazing these treats actually look like. We also love the fact that they are a lovely candy to hand out to the children who go trick-or-treating.

  1. Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies from Sugar Hero

Before talking about the Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies, let’s take a moment to appreciate the name of the blog Sugar Hero. Doesn’t that sound like sugar paradise? It does to us and we love all the recipes we found on the blog. Now back to the cookies, get your Halloween cutters ready and start making these colorful and fascinating Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies that will impress all your guests.

  1. Orange You Glad from La Pêche Fraîche

If you love orange but you hate pumpkin, these Orange You Glad Cookies are for you! Be a rebel like the author of the blog and make orange cookies without pumpkin!

  1. Halloween Walnut Brain Biscuits from Love That Party

It is time to show us your brain because we are sure we will love it! Not your actual brain but your walnut brain cookies! Pick some white cookies with white cream or bake your own and make them spooky by splashing some red icing on top of it. Don’t forget to place a walnut in the middle of the cookie and “paint” that with red icing as well.

  1. Monster Cookie Bar from Babble.com

Are you a foodie who loves Disney? If the answer is yes, you will love Babble, particularly the food category on Babble. That is the place where we found these amazing Monster Cookie Bars. Look at them? Don’t they look magical? Also, a bit spooky and fun but that is the beauty of Halloween treats!

  1. Halloween Wicked Cookie Sandwiches from Donna  Hay

This is the second Halloween cookie recipe from Donna Hay but we couldn’t ignore these wicked faces made from delicious cookie dough and raspberry jam.

  1. Mickey Mouse Halloween Cookies from Living Locurto

We already told you about a cute Mickey and Minnie cookies recipe made with Oreos but then we found this recipe and we couldn’t decide between the two of them so we included both of them because let’s be honest, you couldn’t have too many Halloween-decorated cookies.

  1. Mini Monster Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Orange Cream Filling from Melanie Makes

Our last Halloween cookies recipe is another monster cookie recipe. These Mini Monster Chocolate Whoopie Pies are dark brown and they have an orange cream filling plus some adorable candy eyeballs.

If you are looking for other Halloween ideas, check out the 20 Creative Recipes For A Spooky Halloween and the Top 10 Halloween Party Recipes article and stay tuned because we plan to write more articles about delicious and creative Halloween treats.


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