7 Spooky and Tasty Halloween Cookie Ideas

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Let’s be honest — as much as everyone hypes up getting dressed up for Halloween, I think we all know what the true winners of the holiday is: the sweets.

The spooky cookies, in particular, can make you the hero of Halloween by giving everyone a respite from the endless mounds of candy.

In this article, we’ll cover some spooky Halloween cookie ideas that you can make this holiday season.

Keep reading to learn more!

Halloween Cookie Ideas

Halloween is one of the best times to flex your creative baking skills with your friends and family. Everyone enjoys a good theme when it comes to their sweets. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

1. Spooky Ghost Cookies

What’s the best way to get over your fear of ghosts? Turn them into cute Halloween cookies and eat them.

These cute little spooky ghosts are always a hit at Halloween parties and are actually a lot easier to make than they look.

You need to start with a good sugar cookie dough that can hold its shape while baking. One good tip here is to chill the cookie before baking it, it will keep its edges. You can even freeze them for around 10 minutes to keep their shape more secure.

Another tip for decorating sugar cookies is to use top-tier royal icing. Be as consistent as possible when tracing the edges, then fill in the rest of the cookie by “flooding” the middle.

Who says Halloween needs to be scary? Keep your Halloween cute with some spooky ghosts.

2. Mummy Pops

These easily-handleable cookies are placed right on a stick so that people can enjoy their spooky treat on the go. The best part is that they are already shaped by the Nutter Butters, making it them easy to prepare.

Just top the Nutter Butters with buttercream frosting and chocolate, plus a couple of M&M minis for the eyes — and you’ve got tasty and easy Halloween cookies ready for your next party.

3. Day of the Dead Cookies

October 31 isn’t just about Halloween, it also marks the beginning of the Day of the Dead celebrations. You can make some beautiful, colorful skull cookies and get creative with the colors.

All you need are some classic sugar cookies, icing, and a creative mind to decorate every skull however you want! Every single one is like a snowflake — they all have their own unique designs. Decorating Day of the Dead cookies can be a great group activity that allows everyone to showcase their creativity.

4. Glowing Black Widow Oreo Pops

Here’s another one that utilizes an already delicious cookie to create an awesome glow-in-the-dark cookie. This is one of the best Halloween cookies that will leave your guests wondering how you made them.

White chocolate already has a soft glow when put under black light, but to give it that extra spooky glow, you can mix melted chocolate with some tonic water. This gives the cookie a green glow under black light!

You can draw the spiders out of melted dark chocolate, or you can even just top them with plastic spiders. Just make sure no one accidentally eats it with the cookie, though!

5. Candy Corn Cobs

It seems like corn is having its moment in the sun again in 2022, but one thing that never goes out of style is candy corn. This yummy treat has edible cookie dough in the middle (where the cob should be) so that anyone can be right into it.

Corn lovers might be surprised to find that it’s not actually corn, but trust us, they’ll love to find what it actually is.

See who you can trick into thinking they should be eating these with steak and mashed potatoes!

6. Reese’s Bats

If you’re looking for something delicious, super easy to make, and absolutely adorable, you need to make some Reese’s Bats for your next party.

They’re so easy and fun to make, that you can bring your kids in and have a cookie-making party together. All you need are four ingredients:

  • Mini Reese’s
  • Oreos
  • Peanut butter
  • Candy eyes

With just those four ingredients, you can make some Insta-worthy snacks that everyone will love to eat.

To make these, all you need to do are separate the Oreo cookies from the cream and slice them in half. Then attach them to the mini Reese’s with some peanut butter to act as the glue. Then apply the candy eyes with some more peanut butter, and you’ve made the bats!

7. Monster Truffle Eyeballs

Can you tell that we like Oreos? These cute and spooky no-bake cookies are basically Oreo truffles made to look like monster eyeballs. You can get creative and add your favorite candies to the recipe as well.

The base of the recipe is crushed Oreos and cream cheese. After that, you can dye melted white chocolate green (or whatever color you prefer your little monsters to be). You can even melt candy to do the job as well.

Then dip your frozen balls into the green chocolate and line them up on a parchment-lined backing sheet. To make the eyeball, add some melted white chocolate and whatever other decorations to the mix, then freeze until the chocolate hardens.

Repeat with as many eyeballs as your guests can devour!

There’s nothing wrong with the classics, either. Check out our Halloween Sugar Cookies that your party-goers will adore.

Make Your Halloween Scary Good

That’s seven of our favorite Halloween cookie ideas! We think these are some of the easiest, cutest, and best cookies that you can make with your loved ones and impress your guests.

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