Halloween Cookie Ideas

Delight your little monsters with colorful Halloween cookies.

Classic Cut-Outs
Sugar cookie dough makes perfect pumpkins, owls, ghosts, bones, and skulls. Use a chocolate dough for bats, witches’ hats, black cats, and spiders. Both types can be frosted and decorated. Try making Stained Glass Cookies in jack o’ lantern shapes with glowing yellow eyes and grins.

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Photo by April Fierro Suk

Bar Cookies
Bar cookies add a soft, chewy texture and visual interest to cookie platters.

Apple Brownies

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Fall Flavors
Pumpkin, ginger, apple, and cranberries are cool-weather delights.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Photo by AllyM

More Halloween Treats
Make Witches’ Fingers by piping finger-shaped cookies. Press whole blanched almonds or sliced almonds onto the ends to make fingernails. Frost if desired.

Spooky Witches' Fingers

Photo by Charliegirl

Get set for Halloween fun!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

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