19 Halloween Cookies That Are Completely Eerie-sistible

This spellbinding assortment of sweets is guaranteed to conjure up some holiday fun!

October 04, 2022

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Bake Something Bewitching

You won’t need a spellbook or charms to produce the perfect Halloween dessert (and you can even skip the eye of newt) — we’ve got all the cookie recipes you need to craft a sweet spread for your party or get-together. You’ll find new ideas for sugar cookies, plenty of pumpkin-flavored treats and even a haunted Halloween gingerbread house. And that’s just the beginning. No cookie plate is complete, however, without a few of these creepy butter cookies. You won’t be able to keep your hands off them — even though a dip in raspberry jam makes them look just like a pile of detached fingers!

Get the Recipe: Witch Finger Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Some people love candy corn, while others...not so much. These slice-and-bake cookies, colored and shaped (but not flavored!) like the divisive Halloween treat, are sure to delight all your little ghouls and goblins. The dough can be made several days ahead and kept in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. It can also be frozen, though allow a minute or so longer for baking cookies sliced straight from the freezer.

Get the Recipe: Candy Corn Cookies

Meringue Bones

The secret to these dreadfully delicious, fruit-filled cookies is handling your meringue with care. When piping, be sure to squeeze only from the top of the bag — you don’t want to pop the air bubbles that have been incorporated into your egg whites during mixing!

Get the Recipe: Meringue Bones

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are monster sized and monster themed, making them perfect treats for your Halloween party. They bake up crispy on the edges and chewy inside. Feel free to vary the sprinkles and add some non pareils to the mix. Candy eyeballs come in various sizes so play around to see which combo you like best — we happen to think one medium and one large makes the monster look delightfully deranged.

Get the Recipe: Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate-Cinnamon Skeleton Cookies

It’s time to dig up your gingerbread person cookie cutter and disguise chocolatey cut-out cookies as friendly graveyard skeletons!

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Cinnamon Skeleton Cookies

Alien Cookie Pops

All you need is a few drops of neon green food coloring and some candy eyeballs to transform white chocolate-covered sandwich cookies into an eerily fun Halloween treat. These alien cookie pops are great for parties or a fun everyday treat.

Get the Recipe: Alien Cookie Pops

Halloween Sugar Cookies

These festive cut-out cookies are all treat, no trick!

Get the Recipe: Halloween Sugar Cookies

Scary Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Chocolate and peanut are a classic pair — just like Halloween and eight-legged critters. These cookies bring both duos together by topping freshly baked peanut butter cookies with spiders made from halved malt balls and piped chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Scary Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Are they cakes or are they cookies? Who cares?! One bite of these sweet, black-and-orange treats and you’ll be under their spell!

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Whoopie Pie

Ghost Sugar Cookies

These Halloween-themed cookies are super easy to make with a simple sugar cookie base and coating of royal icing. Let little ones help decorate with jelly beans for the eyes and licorice lace for the mouth. We’ve added pumpkin pie spice to go with the season, but you can make this simple sugar cookie for any holiday or time of year– just omit the pumpkin pie spice and use the cookie cutter of your choice. These friendly ghosts are sure to make all your little goblins smile. Though this dough is easy to work with, if you are new to cookie making, you can roll the dough between floured sheets of parchment to prevent sticking.

Get the Recipe: Ghost Sugar Cookies

Tie-Dye Halloween Sugar Cookies

These colorful cookies are the perfect addition to any psychedelic Halloween party.

Get the Recipe: Tie-Dye Halloween Sugar Cookies

Candy Bucket Cookies

Who says you have to put all the candy into trick-or-treaters buckets? Chopped up candy bars also make the perfect mix-in for these easy-to-make drop cookies.

Get the Recipe: Candy Bucket Cookies

Haunted Gingerbread House

Forget monsters under the bed; this entire house is haunted! Use candy melts to add the ghastly details — white chocolate cobwebs, ominous black windows, and a fanged front door — and as the glue to keep the monster inside!

Get the Recipe: Haunted Gingerbread House

Chocolate-Almond Monster Sandwich Cookies

For the perfect sandwich cookie, both the cookie and chocolate almond cream need to be the right texture. When baking the cookies, make sure the edges are set, but the centers are still soft. Chill the filling until thickened but not hard. Once the filling has set, it won’t melt at room temperature, but will be easy to work with and won’t squish out with that first big bite.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Almond Monster Sandwich Cookies

Easy Ghost Cookies

You can use any oval or peanut-shaped cookies you like to make these happy little ghosts. We like peanut butter- or chocolate-filled sandwich cookies or crisp ladyfingers, also known as savoiardi. You can even mix them up and do some of each. Simply dip them in melted white chocolate then pipe on eyes and a mouth with melted chocolate chips.

Get the Recipe: Easy Ghost Cookies

Spiced Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Like a secret potion straight from the witch’s cauldron, ground spices and creamy pumpkin puree will transform ordinary oatmeal raisin cookies — right before your eyes!

Get the Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies

Screaming Spice Cookies

You don’t need a special cookie cutter to make these Halloween cookies. Remove the top and bottom of a clean tuna can then pinch the sides together, until the shape resembles a skull. Genius!

Get the Recipe: Screaming Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Thumbprints

Pumpkin puree, fragrant baking spices and a sweet cream cheese filling: what’s not to love about these easy-to-make cookies?

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Thumbprints

Ghastly Meringues

These scary-delicious treats are frightfully simple to make. You only need 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of prep time!

Get the Recipe: Ghastly Meringues

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