Halloween is just around the corner and it is a great time to get creative with your bakes! You can have different shaped cookies or different designs as long as you have spooky treats you are ready for Halloween! There is a wide range of sweet Halloween cookie recipes we want to show you. We will make sure your cookies stand out from the crowd.
So bring your whisk and let’s show you our best Halloween cookie recipes!
Bat and Pumpkin Halloween Cookies
Make 18 Halloween cookies in under 25 minutes! You can decorate these creepy cookies however you want. Just don’t forget your icing sugar.
- 100g (4oz) butter, softened
- 50g (2oz) caster sugar
- 150g (5oz) sifted plain flour
- 2.5ml (½ tsp) ground mixed spice
- Place the softened butter in a large bowl with the caster sugar and beat until creamy. Stir in your sifted plain flour and place the ground mixed spice in the bowl too. Wrap the bowl with clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Roll the dough onto your floured surface. Then stamp out 10 bats and 8 pumpkins. You then can grease your baking sheet and bake all cookies for 12-18 minutes.
- After the creepy cookies have cooled on the wire rack. You can decorate your cookies with icing sugar. If you’re feeling a little more creative, add orange food colouring to the icing to make your pumpkin cookies stand out.
Halloween Ghost Chocolate Cookies
Let’s celebrate Halloween with these delicious chocolate cookies made out of bats or ghosts! Everyone in your family will love this tasty treat!
- 100g softened butter
- 100g golden caster sugar or light soft brown sugar
- A few drops of vanilla extract
- 1 large free-range egg
- 240g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- 20g cocoa powder
- icing sugar for dusting
- 250g pack black and/or white ready to roll icing (available in all big supermarkets)
- 1 tube black writing icing (available in all big supermarkets)
- Make sure to preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Put the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk all them together until creamy. Add the egg and continue to beat the mixture. Sift the flour and cocoa powder, mix the ingredients gently together. Wrap the bowl in clingfilm and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Place flour over the countertop, take a portion of dough and roll this out.
- Cut out shapes of the cookies with your cookie cutters or a paper template. Then carefully lift onto the baking tray and cook for 8-10 minutes
- Leave the cookies on the wire rack to cool down.
- To decorate, roll out the black and white sugar paste icing on the work surface. Then use the cookie cutters or paper templates to cut out shapes of the bats and ghosts. Use a pastry bush to wet the back of the bats and ghosts shapes, then place onto the little cookies. You can also decorate the ghosts with black icing sugar too.
Then you’re ready to serve up these spooky treats.
Spider and Bat Halloween Cookies
Want Halloween spiders on your cookies? Then look no further we have found the perfect insect recipe for you!
- 150g butter, softened
- 50g caster sugar
- 100g light brown soft sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 250g plain flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 100g milk or dark chocolate chips
- 60g dark chocolate, melted
- 60g royal icing sugar, mixed with 2 tsp water
- 20 Maltesers
- 5 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
- 10 caramel-filled chocolates
- Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and repeat the mixing process. Stir in the flour and baking powder with a wooden spoon until you have a fluffy texture. Then add in your chocolate chips.
- Divide the dough into 20 pieces and roll into little balls. Place the dough balls on the baking tray, evenly spaced out. Press the tops of the cookies down slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake the yummy cookies for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Then leave the cookies on the wire racks to cool down.
- To make little spiders on the cookies, melt your chocolate and place it into a piping bag. Use a Malteser for the spider’s body, then pipe 6 little legs next to the spider’s body. Repeat this as many times as you want on each cookie. Place another Malteser to make the spiders head. Then pipe two royal icing dots on the spider’s head to make little eyes.
- For the bat cookies, split in half a cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie. This can be an Oreo. This will be the bat wings. For the face stick place caramel-filled chocolate and pipe on your royal icing to make eyes.
Pumpkin Tasting Cookies
We have a yummy pumpkin Halloween cookie recipe just for you! It will literally taste like Halloween!
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups of butterscotch chips
- Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and grease your cookie sheets
- In a large bowl, mix the shortening and sugar together. Then stir in the pumpkin and vanilla. After this stir the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon together. Stir until the texture is creamy. You can then add the butterscotch chops. Then make little dough balls and place on the grease paper
- Bake for 8-10 minutes in your oven. Once cooked place the cookies on the wire rack to cool. Then you’re ready to eat!
Enjoy the taste of Halloween on the scariest night of the year!
Five Mins Witches Hats
A cute and quick Halloween cookie for everyone to enjoy.
- 2 (16 ounce) package fudge stripe cookies
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 (9 ounce) bag milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
- 1 (4.5 ounce) tube decorating gel
- Place a fudge strip cookie with the bottom side up onto a surface. Then smear a small dab of honey onto a chocolate kiss.
- You then place the chocolate kiss into the middle of the fudge strip cookie
- Use the decorating gel to draw small bows onto the cookie base
- Repeat this process as many times as you need
This easy Halloween cookie recipe is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
We hope you’ve found some amazing Halloween cookie recipes that you like! Whether it’s for a party or for your family, all these amazing recipes are great for everyone!
Trick or treating this year? Find some Halloween costume inspiration, whether you’re looking for costumes for your babies, kids, teens, a family costume or even a group costume! After the night out, it’s time to goblin up candy!
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