These easy Halloween cookie recipes are a great idea for a Halloween party, or a fun activity to make with the children. From Eyeball Cookies to Monster’s Teeth, we’re pretty sure you’ll have no shortage of help in the kitchen when it comes to baking time!
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Even the simplest cookie can be transformed into a Halloween masterpiece – just look at these, they’re fantastic and real showstoppers!
If you’re on the hunt for Halloween cookie recipes to wow this year, these are some of our favourites. Don’t forget to let us know which one you love in the comments below.
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Easy Halloween Cookie Recipes
#1. Gingerbread Skeletons
What a clever idea to create gingerbread skeletons! Use gingerbread people cookie cutters and some simple white icing to create a skeleton effect. Taste of Home also created skeleton witch’s cats which look fantastic for the season!
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#2. Boo Scotti
These ghostly looking boo-scotti treats from Land O’ Lakes taste delicious and are great for dipping in hot chocolate when you little ones return from trick or treating.
They are easy to prepare, taking just 30 minutes and you and the kids can have lots of fun decorating them.
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#3. Monster’s Toes
We love these lime flavoured Monster’s Toes from Kraft. They are so easy to create and are ready in just 30 minutes, so perfect for making with the kids.
You could make them slightly longer to create monsters fingers too!
#4. Halloween Eyeball Cookies
These very realistic Halloween eyeball cookies from Food.com will make a great addition to any halloween party!
They are very creepy looking, but we promise they taste delicious! And the kids will enjoy making and decorating them too.
#5. Monster’s Teeth
From eyeballs to teeth…! We love these spooky looking Monster’s Teeth, and they’re super easy to make too, using homemade chocolate chip cookies or shop-bought.
#6. Spiderweb Florentines
Watch how to make these creepy Spiderweb Florentines on Martha Stewart.
They take a couple of hours to prepare, including time for cooling, but they are well worth the wait. You will all have fun decorating them and you could add some sugar spiders to enhance their spooky effect!
#7. Jack O’ Lantern Cookies
Check out how to make these Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Cookies over on Diamonds for Dessert.
You have to hand carve each cookie, so the kids might need a bit of help with this part, but we think the end result looks great.
#8. Pumpkin Cookies
For something a little different, what about these delicious looking Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Allrecipes? They add some chocolate chips and walnuts to their pumpkin cookies to produce a more cake-like cookie!
Kids will also love these yummy great pumpkin cookies from Very Best Baking. These cookies also have oats and can be decorated with all sorts of goodies like chocolate chips, icing and sweets, or enjoyed plain.
#9. Monster Cookies
Perfect for younger Halloween fans, these fun monster cookies from Tell Love and Party are bright and colourful.
Using a simple sugar cookies recipe and a round cookie cutter, the excitement here comes from coloured icing and hilarious monster faces!
#10. Halloween Mummy Cookies
How cute are these mummy cookies from The Redhead Baker?! You can make these sugar cookies, or any other cookie you like, and use a flat piping tip to create the bandage effect. Layer the ‘bandages’ in a criss-cross effect, in different angles, and add some little candy eyes to complete the look.
#11. Spider Web Cookies
A toothpick is the key to creating this fun spider web effect on your Halloween cookies. Check out the video from CreativeBug Studios to see just how to make those finishing touches.
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Have you tried any of these tasty Halloween cookie recipes? Which ones are your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!