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Halloween Cookies

Posted by  ·  October 7, 2018  ·  Last Updated: October 7, 2018
Halloween Cookies are a great way to celebrate the season. From monsters to skeletons these decorated cookies will help you bake up a tasty holiday. If you are planning a Halloween party decorating cookies is the perfect way to entertain kids at classroom party or any party for that matter. Kids love making cookies and most everyone loves a delicious cookie and these recipes deliver. Many of them are sugar cookies, but I have thrown in our favorite no bake recipes, along with some simple recipes you can whip up and enjoy.

Halloween Sugar Cookies

First up, these skeleton and mummy cookies. How clever to use a gingerbread cookie cutter to make these Halloween sugar cookies. Skeleton cookies are for sure a sweet treat.  They use royal icing to make the details, but if you just want to bake up some cookies and frost, this is the best sugar cookie frosting hands down.  It’s Halloween so be sure to add extra candy decorations.  With these easy cookies your parties will be Spooktacular! 

Halloween Cookies

Skeleton Cookies

After you make your favorite sugar cookie outline a skeleton shape with royal icing and a #2 decorating tip.

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Thin the royal icing and flood the head and part of the skeleton.

Halloween Cookie Recipes

Allow icing to harden slightly.

mummy cookies

Add facial details with black royal icing piped with a #2 decorating tip.

sugar cookies

Mummy Cookies

Using royal icing glue two candy eyes onto the cookie. Make the mummy’s dressings with a #46 basket weave tip.

halloween cookies

Cookies fit for a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween!


More Halloween Cookies 

These spider web cookies have such a cute shape!  You don’t need candy either, just some black and white icing. It really is easy to make these sugar cookies.

These nutter butter ghosts don’t really need a recipe. They are SO easy. They are perfect for parties and just a little spooky.

If you are looking for a no-bake Halloween treat, here is an idea for Frankenstein Cookie Pops. Aren’t the candy eyes so cute. 

Looking for something cute, a little spooky, and super yummy for a Halloween themed treat? Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are the answer! This recipe features just the perfect amount of peanut butter and chocolate!

These candy corn sugar cookies may look complicated but they come together really easy! They are so simple!  All the colors make these cookies perfect for Halloween.

Pumpkin is such a classic Halloween flavor.  These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is the perfect fall dessert!

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  1. Love
    Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
    These are so cute! You are such a genius my friend!
  2. Monday, October 15th, 2018
    These are so cute and adorable :)
  3. Ruby
    Friday, October 29th, 2010
    Hi I made these today! I loved doing it. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I will email you a pic!!! xox Ruby
  4. Thursday, October 28th, 2010
    We included this post in our Halloween link round up! http://sstorywindow.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-week-web-favorites-and.html
  5. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    I absolutely love these, I have a weekend carving pumpkins with my boys, and now I have another mix to add to our Halloween creation weekend. with 2 nine year olds it should be interesting to see how they implement the skeleton, but I'm excited :)
  6. Wendy
    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Love it!! :)
  7. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    These are super fun! I would have never thought to use a gingerbread man for Halloween - so clever! Thanks for sharing!
  8. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    What a cute idea!
  9. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Adorable, Cindy. You're going to make me use royal icing one day, aren't you?
  10. Rhonda
    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    I have been visiting here a lot to see all of your Halloween goodies and treats. Everything is just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.
  11. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Oh my, those are just too cute!
  12. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    So cute! And they actually look like something I could maybe do!
  13. Nydia
    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    These are so cute and totally hilarious. Thank you for sharing.

  14. MissTammy
    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Soooo clever! These are super cute, thank you!
  15. Myra
    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Adorable! So fun! My kids will love these!
  16. Kelley
    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Oh my goodness! Those are too cute!!
  17. Christina Reed
    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    These are cute. It looks like you used some kind of bottle to fill in the icing for the skeleton face. Is that correct? What type of bottle did you use? Thanks!
  18. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    These look GREAT! I hope I'll find the time to try them too!
  19. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Adorable cookies, Cindy!
  20. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    These are soooo cute!! What a great idea!!
  21. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    Oh, Cindy! These are SO cute!!!
  22. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    I am so challenged with cookie decorating but these are so cute I think I could handle them, especially the mummy! Very sweet, thanks for sharing.
  23. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    This are too cute! :) Thanks for sharing.
  24. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    These are some of the cutest I have seen this year! Thanks for sharing.