When the nights grow longer and a chilly wind starts to howl, it’s not just the ghosts and goblins that come out to play – it’s also the decadent world of Halloween cookies! But we’re not just talking about any ordinary cookies; we’ve scoured the depths of the web, ventured into the enchanting kitchens of some of the most spellbinding recipe bloggers, and emerged with a potion book – or rather, a list – of 62 bewitching Halloween cookie recipes. From spine-chilling spiders to ghastly ghosts, this collection promises a treat that’s far more sweet than trick. So, preheat those ovens, and let’s embark on this magical culinary journey that’s sure to bewitch your taste buds!
Need more Halloween inspo? Check out our list of the most amazing Halloween Cupcakes!
The Creepy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from Karina Discovers transforms the classic chocolate chip cookie into an artful Halloween treat with realistic cookie eyes. Using modeling chocolate, royal icing, painting, and clear piping gel, the cookies are a perfect balance of sweet and subtly salty flavors, making them ideal for festive gatherings or those who enjoy creative baking projects.
The Scary Eyeball Cookies recipe on Haniela’s is an engaging and festive treat that creatively uses royal icing in various colors, along with an airbrush or pink food color spray, for a realistic eyeball effect on sugar cookies. The use of these ingredients results in a visually appealing treat that’s not only perfect for Halloween celebrations, but also delicious with its sweet royal icing complementing the classic sugar cookie.
Dracula’s Dentures is a fun and delicious Halloween-themed recipe made from chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows, almond slices, and red frosting. This creative dessert not only offers a striking appearance, mimicking Dracula’s iconic teeth, but also delivers a scrumptious combination of flavors and textures, making it an enjoyable treat for both kids and adults alike during the spooky season.
The Graceful Baker shows how to turn simple, round cookies into Halloween masterpieces! They’re fun and cute while still being in the spooky spirit, so they’re perfect for parties, for kids to take to school, or just a fun activity to do at home with the family.
The Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies recipe on Life, Love and Sugar is a sinfully delectable treat that creatively infuses a dark chocolate cookie with a Milky Way bar and a sprinkle of sea salt. This combination provides a delightful texture and taste, with the gooey caramel from the Milky Way and the touch of sea salt enhancing the overall flavor, making these cookies irresistible, especially when enjoyed warm.
The Poison Apple Sugar Cookies from Angelica Made Me combines creativity and taste, bringing a spooktacular spin on the classic sugar cookie. Decorated with intricate icing to resemble a poison apple, these cookies are not only visually striking but also a delicious treat due to their tender, buttery base and vanilla-flavored icing, making them a perfect addition to your Halloween festivities.
The Slime Filled Halloween Cookies recipe from The Soccer Mom Blog offers a fun and festive take on the traditional sugar cookie, featuring cocoa enriched dough with a surprise “witches brew” green frosting filling. The blend of sweet, creamy vanilla frosting and rich chocolate from both the cookie and M&Ms makes for an indulgent and enjoyable treat, providing a delightful surprise with every bite, perfect for Halloween celebrations.
The Halloween Cookies – Jack Skellington Jack O’Lanterns recipe on SweetAmbs offers an innovative and festive take on traditional roll-out cookie dough, transforming it into iconic symbols of Halloween. These artistically decorated cookies are visually appealing, featuring colorful royal icing, and taste as good as they look because they’re handcrafted with a favorite roll-out cookie dough recipe – offering a perfect balance between sweet, buttery, and delightful festive crunch.
The Air Fryer Sugar Cookies recipe on AirFrying.net offers a convenient and time-saving approach to making delicious Halloween cookies with the help of an air fryer. By using a classic sugar cookie dough and adding creative decorations like orange icing or sprinkles, these cookies become a festive Halloween treat that boasts a delightful taste and texture from the air-fryer baking method.
The Spirited Cookies from BHG’s recipe offer a unique twist to holiday treats, using a rich cocoa-laden dough that’s given an ethereal touch with a creamy white frosting. The cookies boast a classic, sweet cocoa flavor that pairs beautifully with the creamy vanilla and slightly tangy taste of the frosting, shaped into whimsical ghost figures adding to the Halloween festivities.
The Decorated Ghost Cookies With Fondant recipe at Sweet to Impress combines a classic buttery sugar cookie dough with splendid Wilton rolled fondant decorations, resulting in cute and whimsical Halloween treats. The creative use of pre-colored fondant, molded letters, and Disco Dust edible glitter transform these delicious cookies into festive delights that not only taste amazing but also serve as eye-catching edible decorations for Halloween celebrations.
Indulge in these delightful, homemade Ghost Cookies made from buttery and vanilla-scented sugar cookie dough, perfect for celebrating Halloween. With only a few ingredients like cream cheese, all-purpose flour, baking powder, kosher salt, and a smooth royal icing to finish, you’ll create adorable ghosts that are not only eye-catching but also irresistibly delicious.
The Easy Ghost Cookies Halloween Cookie Recipe from the “No. 2 Pencil” blog morphs ordinary sugar cookies into cute and spooky treats perfect for Halloween. This creation involves a foundation of homemade (or optionally store-bought) sugar cookies and frosting, then adding Oreo Mini Cookies and M&M’s to form adorable surprised ghost faces. These cookies aren’t just visually festive for Halloween, but they’re a delightful treat, with the combination of classic sugar cookies, creamy frosting, chocolaty Oreos, and subtly sweet M&M’s providing a fun and delicious flavor experience.
The Gooey Monster Cookies recipe transforms simple cake mix into vibrant, fun, and festive treats that mimic the cheerful and colorful characters from Monster’s University. Ingredients like butter, vanilla, egg, cream cheese, and cake mix are blended together and enhanced with food coloring, transforming into soft, buttery cookies that are not only delightful to look at but are also irresistibly delicious, especially to kids who love their unique ‘monstrous’ appearance.
The Six-Ingredient Cake Mix Halloween Monster Cookies from the “I Knead to Eat” blog are an excellent, fun treat to whip up with kids, and are perfect for Halloween festivities. This recipe simplifies the process by using a white cake mix base, combined with vegetable oil, eggs, gel food coloring, and adorned with skittles or m&m’s for eyes and an edible marker pen for detailed facial expressions, resulting in a batch of cute, vibrant, and delicious cookies that are as delightful to make as they are to eat.
The Pumpkin Cookie Dough Truffles from “Danilicious Dishes” are a delightful, Halloween-themed treat that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings. The recipe features edible pumpkin cookie dough, created with oat and almond flour, plant-based and almond butter, coconut sugar, and spiced with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, studded with dark chocolate chips and dressed with a striking salted caramel chocolate glaze. It’s rich with warm fall spices, creamy from the pumpkin, and perfectly sweet from the coconut sugar, maple syrup, and chocolate, providing that sumptuous bite. Plus, these truffles are gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free, making them a healthier, guilt-free indulgence.
The Roly Poly Pumpkin Cookies recipe on Half Baked Harvest provides an easy way to recreate the pudgy shape of pumpkins using a simple sugar-cookie dough flavored with vanilla. The dough is dyed orange with food coloring and shaped into spheres and ovals before being assembled into pumpkin forms and baked. The final touch is a delicious cinnamon maple frosting that enhances the visual appeal and provides a sweet complement to the cookies. These cute and festive cookies are not only fun to make, but their warming flavors and unique pumpkin shape make them incredibly appealing and tasty.
The Jack-o’-Lantern Chocolate Sugar Cookies shared by Handle the Heat are a charming and tasty Halloween treat, consisting of soft, chocolate sugar cookies using ingredients like all-purpose flour, Dutch-process cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. These cookies get their delightful flavor from the combination of the rich, sweet cocoa-infused cookie base and the homemade cream cheese frosting spread between each pair, adding a smooth, creamy, and slightly tangy touch to the overall cookie experience.
The Mummy Cookies recipe featured on Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons are delightful treats fashioned in the likeness of animated mummies. These sweet, spooky treats consist of maple cinnamon cookies created with all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and flavored with cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup, then embellished with vanilla frosting and edible candy eyes. The combination of flavors and textures, from the warm spices and the sweetness of the maple syrup to the creamy frosting, add depth to these cookies, making them an irresistible Halloween treat.
The Halloween Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies from “Love to be in the Kitchen” are a delightful twist on classic chocolate chip cookies, made festive by the addition of Halloween sprinkles and candy eyes. These soft and chewy cookies feature a tried-and-true chocolate chip cookie dough topped with colorful sprinkles and adorable candy eyes, making them a playful, delicious, and eye-catching treat perfect for Halloween celebrations.
The Spooky Spider Cookies recipe found on Sugar Spun Run is a delightful Halloween treat, featuring classic peanut butter cookies with marshmallow “spiderwebs”, peanut butter cup bodies, and candy eyes. The dough for the cookies includes ingredients like unsalted butter, light brown sugar, creamy peanut butter, and all-purpose flour, offering a rich and flavorsome base. The unique assembly of this cookie involving the creative use of marshmallows and peanut butter cups adds a brilliant visual appeal, making the cookies almost too cute to eat, while the winning combination of salty peanut butter and sweet marshmallow ensures a delicious taste.
The Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies on Hungry Happenings are a unique Halloween dessert featuring classic chocolate chip cookies that are “infested” with chocolate spider designs. Made of ingredients that include unsalted butter, brown sugar, pure vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, these cookies are not just visually appealing for the Halloween spirit but they also provide a rich, chewy, and sweet flavor with bursts of caramel and chocolate, proving tasty treats can come in spooky disguises.
The Chocolate M&M Cookies recipe from “I Heart Eating” delivers soft, scrumptious chocolate cookies packed with mini chocolate chips and M&M candies, making them an irresistible delight for any chocolate lover. The key ingredients include unsalted butter, brown sugar, pure vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and, of course, mini chocolate chips and M&Ms. The rich chocolate flavor of these cookies, combined with the colorful, crunchy M&M candies and the extra chocolate boost from the mini chocolate chips, makes them an addictive and delightful treat for any occasion.
The Halloween Sprinkle Sugar Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground are tender, chewy sugar cookies coated with Halloween-themed sprinkles, resulting in a delightful and colorful sweet treat perfect for the spooky season. These cookies are made with key ingredients such as granulated sugar, unsalted butter, cream cheese, canola oil, all-purpose flour, and vanilla extract, which give them a wonderfully soft and chewy texture while ensuring each bite is packed full of delicious flavor that appeals to both kids and adults alike.
The Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe on Cooking Classy is an autumn-inspired treat that is irresistibly soft with the right amount of chewiness, packed with the delightful flavor of pumpkin. Topped with a smooth and tangy cinnamon cream cheese frosting, these cookies not only offer a satisfying texture but also a perfect balance of sweetness and spices, making them a must-try for every pumpkin lover and a delicious recipe to recreate throughout the fall season.
The Homemade Halloween Oreos recipe on Baking A Moment is a delightful homemade version of the classic Oreo cookie, featuring deep chocolate flavor and a shortbread-like texture. The cookies are sandwiched with a cream cheese-based vanilla creme filling that is sweet and slightly tangy, then tinted orange to complement the festive Halloween theme of the cookies. These Oreos stand out for their real, preservative-free ingredients like flour, sugar, butter, and cocoa, which make them melt-in-your-mouth delicious compared to the store-bought kind.
The Haunted Oreos recipe on AllRecipes is a simple but delightful Halloween treat, that involves coating classic Oreo cookies in melted white chocolate. The addition of milk chocolate chips provides an adorable and tasty touch to the cookies by resembling eyes and mouth, making these Haunted Oreos® not only visually appealing for the spooky season but also irresistibly delicious with the combination of creamy white chocolate and the classic sandwich cookie crunch.
The Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars from Together as Family are a delightful dessert that offers an innovative solution to make use of leftover Halloween candies. The base of these bars involves a soft-baked, thick, and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookie bar, which is enhanced by the addition of chunks of various candies. The reason for their deliciousness lies in this unique combination of a comforting oatmeal cookie base and the surprise of crunchy, sweet, and sometimes even slightly salty candy pieces.
The Halloween Sprinkle Cookies from Liv for Cake are a scrumptious and festive treat featuring a soft and chewy chocolate cookie base that tastes like an Oreo, but with a more tender texture. These cookies are dipped in melted white candy or white chocolate and topped with Halloween-themed nonpareils, adding a delightful crunch and contrast to the rich chocolate flavor, making them a perfect and visually appealing addition to your Halloween celebrations.
The Frosted Halloween Sugar Cookies recipe presented on The First Year blog offers a delightful Halloween treat featuring soft, chewy sugar cookies reminiscent of Lofthouse style cookies. The cookies incorporate cornstarch in their recipe, giving them an ultra-soft texture, and the scrumptiousness of the cookies is enhanced by the application of black frosting and three types of Halloween-themed sprinkles. The combination of textures – soft cookie, creamy frosting, and crunchy sprinkles – coupled with the sweetness of sugar and the subtle vanilla and almond extracts, make this recipe delectably irresistible.
The Creepy Witch Finger Cookies from Simply So Good are a creative and eerie Halloween treat that taste as delightful as they look spooky. The main ingredient is a buttery shortbread cookie dough, which offers a rich and subtly sweet flavor, enhanced by the softness provided by the butter and the finely ground texture of the powdered sugar. The cookies are decorated with blanched almonds that give a fun crunch, the green dye provides the cookies their ‘witchy’ aesthetic, and the red gel, or alternatively raspberry jam, offers a bold fruity touch that not only adds to the visual appeal but also complements the buttery taste of the shortbread cookie.
The Witch Cupcake Cookies from Haniela’s are adorable and easy-to-make Halloween treats that use a versatile cupcake cookie cutter and royal icing to create captivating designs. The cookies boast a delectable sugar cookie base, while the colorful icing decorations, featuring purple, white, electric green, red, and black, not only add visual appeal but also contribute to the delightful taste of these spooky and delicious treats.
The Melted Witch Cookies from The Decorated Cookie are an enjoyable and easy cookie employing simple ingredients and an imaginative design to appeal to both adults and kids. The recipe uses a base of chocolate cut-out cookies shaped into circles and frosted with green icing to create the ‘melted witch’ effect, and the witch’s hat and broom are made from Oreo cookies, Hershey’s Kisses, pretzel sticks, and chow mein noodles. These cookies combine the sweet flavors of chocolate and icing with the crunch of the pretzel and chow mein, resulting in a novel and tasty seasonal treat.
The Witch Hat Cookies from Preppy Kitchen are a fun and festive Halloween treat that not only impresses with their visual appeal but also with their irresistible taste. The cookies are made from a blend of rich cocoa powder, butter and almond extract, resulting in a delectably tender and flavorful chocolate cookie base. The cookies get topped by sugar cones covered in melted chocolate and black sanding sugar, which adds a delightful crunch, and are filled with your choice of candy for a sweet surprise, making these sweet treats a wonderful combination of textures and flavors.
The Witch Finger Sugar Cookies from Sugar, Spice and Glitter are entertaining and straightforward Halloween treats, designed to look like creepy ‘witch fingers’, perfect for dipping. The main ingredients for these playful cookies are butter, powdered icing sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. The cookies have a tender and buttery texture, are sweetened with the powdered icing sugar, and enhanced with the flavors of almond and vanilla extracts, while the whole almonds and chocolate chips used for detailing add a fun texture and extra sweetness, making this recipe a delightful blend of tastiness and creativity.
The Halloween Monsters Shortbread Cookies from OMG Chocolate Desserts are delightful and eye-catching treats perfect for Halloween, with shapes and designs resembling mummies, Frankenstein, and various other monsters. These cookies, rich and buttery, loaded with chocolate chips, are made with simple ingredients such as butter, flour, chocolate chips, vanilla, and powdered sugar, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth delight. The charm of these cookies lies not only in the fun and playful designs but also in the delicious combo of the shortbread cookie base and the generous dollop of chocolate.
The Halloween Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs are delectably soft, chewy treats with the warmth of pumpkin spice, perfect for a festive Halloween delight. Not only do these cookies combine the delightful flavors of pumpkin and sugar cookies, but they’re also rolled in blood red sugar and garnished with cute candy butcher knives for an added element of Halloween fun. The interesting mix of spices, the richness of the pumpkin, and the sweetness of the sugar make these cookies flavorful and fun, irresistible to kids and adults alike.
The Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies from Simply Happy Foodie are deliciously named “Triple Chocolate” because they are mainly constituted of dark cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, and chocolate candies with a bright Jack-o’-Lantern orange coating, making them exceptionally chocolaty. The cookies are known for their rich texture, slightly crisp edges, along with soft and slightly chewy middles, which, when combined with the trick of using a hint of Instant Espresso Powder to enhance the chocolate flavor, results in a fearfully festive and delicious Halloween treat.
The Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from Table for Two make optimum use of your leftover Halloween Reese’s peanut butter cups, incorporating them into a rich, delightful cookie dough. Key ingredients include all-purpose flour, Dutch-process cocoa powder, unsalted butter, peanut butter, granulated and brown sugar, a hint of vanilla extract, and of course, coarsely chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups. The resulting cookies are a smooth blend of peanut butter and chocolate, enriched by the cocoa powder and tuned to perfection with sugar, delivering a deliciously soft, chocolaty mouthful with each bite.
The Messy Monster No-Bake Halloween Cookies from Shaken Together Life are delightfully creative, using only 5 components and taking no more than 10 minutes to prepare, making them a swift, pleasurable Halloween treat. With essential ingredients being crunchy peanut butter, for texture, and candy eyes, for the playful aesthetic, these cookies are not only an easy-to-make delight but also a fun and amusing treat that could become a great surprise in your kiddos’ lunch box. The appeal of this recipe lies in its simplicity and the exciting combination of sweet, nutty flavors resulting in a festive, tasty treat.
The No-Bake Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites from Not Quite Susie Homemaker are a delightful treat that combines the flavors of softened butter, creamy peanut butter, and powdered sugar into a festive, no-bake Halloween sweet. This dessert stands out for its ingenious pumpkin-shaped design including orange gel food color and mini chocolate chip “stems” providing visual appeal, while the smoothness of peanut butter and the perfect sweetness from the powdered sugar make this an easy, kid-friendly, and incredibly delicious seasonal offering.
The Black Cocoa Skeleton Cookies featured on Barley & Sage are unique Halloween treats that use black cocoa for an all-natural and fun way of achieving an intense black color without staining. This recipe ingeniously blends butter, powdered sugar, flour, vanilla extract, and the star ingredient, black cocoa, resulting in a dark, richly flavored shortbread cookie that is delightfully spooky. The final touch of decorating the cookies to resemble skeletons makes them not just a taste sensation but also a visual delight, perfectly fitting for a Halloween celebration.
The Big Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies from Family Cookie Recipes offer an explosion of peanut butter and chocolate, packed with Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter and chocolate chips, as well as Reese’s Mini cups. These jumbo cookies boast a base of creamy peanut butter, butter, a blend of granulated and brown sugar, an egg, and all-purpose flour given lift with baking powder, which when combined create a tasty, textural, indulgent treat. The overload of peanut butter and chocolate, in various forms, is what makes these cookies so irresistibly delicious, while their giant size extends your enjoyment of these flavors with every bite.
The Halloween Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Veronika’s Kitchen are a delightful fusion of cocoa and buttery goodness, shaped and decorated to celebrate the festive spirit. These quirky cookies incorporate unsalted butter, granulated sugar, an egg, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a straightforward recipe, then adorned with an icing made from powdered sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and food coloring. The appeal of these cookies comes from their special chocolatey flavor, the playful Halloween-inspired shapes, and the contrasting sweetness of the icing, making them an excellent treat for the holiday.
The Halloween Sprinkle Cookies, as presented on The Soccer Mom Blog, are vibrant and delightful baked goods packed with white chocolate chips and rolled in Halloween sprinkles, resulting in a burst of color and flavor. Key ingredients include cold unsalted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and a blend of cake flour and all-purpose flour, with the addition of cornstarch for a light, fluffy texture, and vanilla extract for a hint of sweet aroma. The melting white chocolate chips in these thick, chewy, and bakery-style texture cookies, combined with the color and slight crunch from the Halloween sprinkles, make every bite a thrilling blend of visual appeal and mouth-watering taste.
The Black Cat Halloween Sugar Cookies from The Fit Peach offer a gluten and dairy-free delight, made soft and chewy with a coating of dark chocolate and green sugar eyes, appropriately capturing the spooky Halloween theme. The recipe employs almond and tapioca flour for a tender, fluffy bite, melted coconut oil, and natural sweetness from maple syrup, while dark chocolate serves as a delectable coating for these cute cat-shaped cookies. What makes these cookies immensely enjoyable is their healthy yet flavorful composition, the whimsical Halloween decoration, and the bold addition of dark chocolate, crafting a dietary-friendly yet delicious festive treat.
The Backside Black Cat Cookies from Hungry Happenings are charming and delectable cookie creations, boasting dark chocolate or black candy melts, Oreo cookies, and Nilla wafers as the primary ingredients. These tasty Halloween treats feature cat-shaped chocolate-coated Oreo cookies with vanilla wafer heads, adorned with chocolate tails and ears, and derive their deliciousness from the rich, creamy flavors of the chocolate coating and the contrasting textures of the popular cookies used in the recipe.
Good Housekeeping’s Black Cat Cookies blend sugar cookies and dark cocoa cookies into charming, moon-crossing cat designs. This recipe uses distinct techniques like flour-coated circle cutters and cocoa-coated cat cutters, along with a touch of royal icing and alcoholic luster dust, resulting in a delectable, artistically appealing Halloween treat. Its allure lies in the visually captivating design and the enticing combination of traditional sugar cookie sweetness with the depth of black cocoa flavors.
The Monster Cake with Monster Cookies from i am baker is an eye-catching dessert that combines a white cake with creatively designed monster cookie sandwiches. Featuring vibrant buttercream frosting, Halloween sprinkles, and a classic cake recipe, this delicious and memorable treat offers an interactive touch, enhancing taste and presentation.
The Cookie Monster Cookies from Savor the Best creatively represent the Sesame Street character through bright blue hues and a blend of crushed cookies, chocolate chips, and candy eyeballs. The deliciousness comes from the mix of white and milk chocolates combined with their visually appealing appearance, resulting in delightful, themed treats.
The Creepy Chocolate Chip Cookies, presented by Instructables, reinvent the typical cookie by decorating it for Halloween, resulting in an interesting and festive dessert. The recipe combines staple ingredients such as butter, almond and coconut flours, with novel elements like chia eggs and almond butter, and shapes the resulting soft, chewy, gluten-free cookies into creepy faces using sugar pearls, slivered almonds, and food coloring. The deliciousness largely stems from its delectably sweet and chewy texture complemented by the intriguingly scary yet edible faces, making it an appealing dish for Halloween gatherings.
Trop Rockin’s Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies are delightfully festive treats that pair a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe with a cream-filled center and Halloween-themed sprinkles. Its distinguishing appeal lies in the cookies’ soft to steady texture, flat and robust structure that allows for a creamy, non-messy bite, and versatile decoration possibilities using various colored sprinkles, making this treat a tasty and visually pleasing addition to any Halloween dessert table.
Spooky Spider Web Cookies by The Fit Peach combine the richness of chocolate and chewiness of marshmallows in a festive Halloween-themed dessert. Utilizing dark and semi-sweet chocolate chips, coconut oil, coconut sugar, almond flour, and marshmallows, this recipe results in brownie-style cookies with a gooey web of marshmallows on top. Their appeal lies in the striking visual element of the spider web decor, and the fudgy richness of the cookie, providing a unique and delicious treat for Halloween festivities.
The Oreo Spider Web Cookies recipe from Delish transforms ordinary Oreos into a visually appealing and festive Halloween treat using melted semi-sweet and white chocolate along with coconut oil for smooth dipping. The deliciousness of these cookies lies in the combination of classic Oreo taste with added chocolate layers, artfully decorated with contrasting chocolate webs, making them an enticing and fun option for Halloween festivities.
The Halloween Cobweb Cookies as detailed on Belly Full are fun, simple-to-make, and intriguing Halloween-themed treats, creating an edible representation of spiderwebs using common pantry ingredients such as all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, vegetable oil, whole milk, vanilla, and eggs. These cookies, resembling mini funnel cakes, have a unique blend of tastes, combining the softness of pancakes and the sweetness of sugars, while their crispness emerges as they cool. The end result is a playful yet delectable dessert that’s perfect for Halloween parties and gatherings.
Half Baked Harvest’s Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Jack-O’-Lantern Cookies combine a rich chocolate sugar cookie base with a sweet and creamy peanut butter filling. This scrumptious Halloween dessert, resembling a peanut butter cup in cookie form, is enriched with dark chocolate cocoa powder for intense chocolate flavor and is decorated with melted milk chocolate to form alluring Jack-O’-Lantern faces.
The Halloween Sugar Cookies recipe from The Anthony Kitchen features homemade sugar cookies topped with royal icing and creatively decorated with various Halloween-themed sprinkles and candy eye decals. The deliciousness of these cookies comes from their from-scratch dough, containing ingredients such as all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, half and half, and extracts of vanilla and almond. Not only do these cookies have a delightful taste and texture, but their charming, slightly spooky decorations make them a fun and festive addition to any Halloween celebration.
The Black Cat Cookies for Halloween recipe on Sprinkle Bakes results in delightfully spooky, dark chocolate cookies that are adorned with black sanding sugar and candy-coated sunflower seeds to resemble cat eyes. As described, these cookies are notably delightful due to the double dosage of chocolate in their composition – a rich chocolate dough plus a melted chocolate coating – and a crunchy texture from the black sanding sugar, offering a magical blend of flavors and textures ideal for festive Halloween celebrations.
The Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies recipe featured on Crazy for Crust is a fun, easy-to-make Halloween treat that incorporates the flavors of peanuts and candy corn in a rich dark chocolate cookie base. These soft, chewy cookies, created with staple ingredients like butter, sugar, cocoa, eggs, baking soda, and flour, are filled with chocolate chips, peanuts, and candy corn, resulting in a surprising blend of salty-sweet tastes, with the candy corn adding a delightful crunch and festive presentation.
The Candy Corn Swirl Cookies from The Simple, Sweet Life are an eye-catching recreation of traditional Halloween candy in the form of tasty sugar cookies. With a total of five ingredients – unsalted butter, granulated sugar, one egg, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour – these cookies take the iconic candy corn colors of yellow and orange, turning them into lovely swirl cookies flavored with sweet vanilla. The brilliance of their design coupled with their delicate, sweet flavor make them a delightful (and delicious) choice for Halloween festivities.
The Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies recipe from Averie Cooks delivers a mouthwatering blend of Halloween flavors with a wonderfully soft texture. Made from unsalted butter, brown and granulated sugars, vanilla extract, cream, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, candy corn, and white chocolate chips, these cookies delight with their unique feature – the buttery, sweet, and slightly creamy dough base where the candy corn truly shines. The addition of cornstarch creates a softbatch-style cookie, while the pieces of candy corn lend a surprising chew and the white chocolate chips add a mellow sweetness, making these cookies a truly exciting festive treat.
The Candy Corn Marshmallow Treats Bars from The Soccer Mom Blog are an unusual yet irresistible Halloween dessert filled with a delightful mixture of peanuts, peanut butter, marshmallows, and candy corn. These bars are made with ingredients such as dry roasted peanuts, peanut butter chips, butter, sweetened condensed milk, candy corn, and mini marshmallows, which come together beautifully to offer a crunchy, chewy, and pleasantly sweet treat whose flavor profiles capture the essence of fall, making it a must-try for any Halloween party spread.
FAQ for Halloween Cookie Recipes
1. What makes the chewiest cookies?
The chewiest cookies are often a result of using brown sugar, which has molasses, adding moisture to the dough. Using higher moisture content ingredients, like butter and eggs, and underbaking just slightly can also yield a chewier texture.
2. How do you get spooky cookies?
To make spooky cookies, use Halloween-themed cookie cutters, like bats, ghosts, and pumpkins. You can also decorate with spooky-colored icing, edible eyes, and other Halloween candies. Using dark colors, spider webs, and dripping red icing can add a creepy touch!
3. How long to bake Pillsbury Halloween cookies?
Pillsbury Halloween cookies are typically baked at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. However, always refer to the specific package instructions as baking times may vary slightly.
4. How do you pipe cookies?
Piping cookies involves using a piping bag fitted with a specific nozzle or tip to create decorative patterns with icing or dough. To pipe cookies
- Fill your piping bag with your desired cookie dough or icing.
- Squeeze from the top, ensuring no air bubbles.
- Depending on your design, apply steady pressure and guide the piping bag over your cookie.
- Release the pressure to stop the flow, and lift the bag away.
- Practice on parchment paper first to get the hang of it!
5. How do you get all spooky DIYS?
For spooky DIYs, scour craft and recipe blogs, Pinterest, and YouTube tutorials. Popular ideas include homemade lanterns, ghostly decorations, and eerie edibles. Use common household items in unconventional ways, like turning a white sheet into a floating ghost or using cotton balls to create cobwebs.
6. What makes cookies chewy instead of crispy?
Cookies turn out chewy due to moisture-retaining ingredients like brown sugar, butter, and eggs. Using a higher ratio of these ingredients and avoiding overbaking can yield chewier results. In contrast, using white sugar, baking a bit longer, or using less fat typically results in crispier cookies.
7. What makes cookies stay soft and chewy?
Keeping cookies soft and chewy involves both the ingredients and storage. Ingredients like brown sugar, corn syrup, or honey can help retain moisture. After baking, storing cookies in an airtight container with a slice of bread can prevent them from drying out, keeping them softer for longer.