27 Halloween Cookies You Can Make at a Moment's Notice

Every celebration in my book calls for cookies. It doesn't matter which holiday it is, there's always an invitations for cookies. I mean, are you even in the holiday spirit if you don't have Halloween treats? I think we all grew up waiting for Pillsbury to drop their ready-to-bake Halloween sugar cookie products each fall. What's a Halloween party or Halloween movie without Halloween dessert?

I just want to say, if you've walked into your local grocery store and were able to resist those sugar cookies sitting right in front of store, you're strong. I grabbed a box as soon as they were out. After annihilating a box, I decided it was time to make my own Halloween cookies. If you're ready to try some new Halloween cookies, we've got you covered with some fun DIY Halloween cookie recipes.

Too Busy to Bake?

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Pumpkin Shape Sugar Cookies
Target

These cookies are to die for. Any time I'm craving sugar cookies, I'm running to the store for Pillsbury pumpkin cookies. Sometimes, I don't have the patience to preheat and bake, so I'm buying the famous frosted sugar cookies everyone loves, and of course, milk's favorite cookie, Oreo's!

1. Sugar Cookies

halloween frosted cookies
Canny Costumes

Start from scratch with a homemade cookie dough recipe, and decorate some sugar cookies to represent your favorite Halloween characters. The black cat cookies are adorable. Find the recipe here.

2. Candy Corn Cookies

candy corn cookies
Averie Cooks

If you loved M&M's candy corn bar, then these will be a favorite for you! Find the recipe here.

3. Peanut Butter Cookies

pumpkin cookies
The Kitchen is My Playground

Peanut butter cookies with a fun Halloween twist! Achieve the pumpkin look by making indentions with a toothpick. You won't be able to keep your hands out of this zombie cookie jar.

Find the recipe here.

4. Milk Chocolate Stuffed Jack-O'-Lantern cookies

jack-o-lantern cookies
Half Baked Harvest

Any brown sugar cookie fans out there? Try this recipe. Find the recipe here. 

5. Ghost Cookies

ghost cookies
Butter With a Side of Bread

These are perfect for kids to make! It's simply decorating Milano cookies. Find the recipe here.

6. Mummy Cookies

Mummy cookies
Cooking With Carlee

Add some frosting to your chewy maple cinnamon cookies, and you've got yourself mummy cookies. Make sure you have enough brown sugar! You can buy four pounds of sugar here.

Find the recipe here.

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Nordic Ware 43174 3 Piece Baker's Delight Set, Aluminum
Amazon

7. Zombie Cookies

zombie cookies
Semi Sweet Designs

A lot of detail went into these cookies! I'm impressed. Find the recipe here.

8. Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies

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Modern Honey

White chocolate is one of the best pairings with cookies. I'd be addicted to to these. Find the recipe here.

9. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

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Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons

I'm not one to find spiders cute, but these are stinkin' cute! Baking with white chocolate? Get some chocolate chunks here.

Find the recipe here.

10. Uni-Candy-Corn Cookies

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Bake At 350

Unicorns make awesome Halloween costumes, and cookie decor! Find the recipe here.

11. Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies

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Simply Happy Foodie

For dark chocolate lovers! Perhaps a bottle of red wine on the side? Find the recipe here.

12. Halloween Cookie Pizza

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip-Cookie-Recipe
Finding Zest

As someone who never leaves enough room between cookie dough on the cookie sheet, I've grown to love cookie cakes. With a 5-pound bag of candy corn, you'll have enough for your candy jar and cookies.

Find the recipe here.

13. Bat Cookies

Black bat cookie
Wilton

Too cute! Find the recipe and how-to here.

14. Voodoo Doll Cookies

voo doo doll cookies
Revenge Bakery

Spooky, but I bet they're yummy. Find the recipe here.

15. Witches Hat Cookies

witch hat cookies
Princess Pinky Girl

These no bake cookies are perfect for busy parents. Decorate some Oreo cookies for fun Halloween cookies in less than 15 minutes. You can never have enough black cookie icing.

Find the recipe here.

16. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

pumpkin snickerdoodles
No. 2 Pencil

I'm drooling just reading the recipe. Find the recipe here.

Baking Buy: Halloween Cookie Cutters

Halloween Cookie Cutters
Amazon

17. Hocus Pocus Cookies

hocus pocus cookies
The Awesome Muse

If you catch yourself saying, "Winnie! I smell a child," this recipe is dedicated to you.

18. Skeleton Gingerbread Men

Skeleton ginger cookies
Olive Magazine

I love the Christmas and Halloween crossover. A KitchenAid mixer will get you through holiday baking.

Find the recipe here.

19. Candy Corn Swirl Cookies

candy corn swirl cookies
The Sweet Life

Another recipe for candy corn lovers that surely everyone will find delicious!

Find the recipe here.

20. Frankenstein Cookies

frankenstein cookies
Make Me Cake

Introduce little ones to Frankenstein with this recipe.

21. Monster Slime Cookies

slime cookies
The Soccer Mom Blog

If you don't know by now, kids love slime. These will be a hit. Pass out treat bags full of cookies for loved ones this Halloween!

Find the recipe here.

22. Gooey Monster Cookies

monster eye cookies
Lil' Luna

Adding candy to cookies is the best! You'll love biting right into candy eyes. Find the recipe here.

23. Fall Lattes and Donuts Cookies

fall lattes and donuts cookies
Bake At 350

Now that's one way to get your coffee and donut fix! Find the recipe here.

24. Witch Cupcake Cookies

witch cupcake cookies
Haniela's

These cookies are decorated as a witch holding onto a cupcake. I love it! Here's a supply kit for decorating your Halloween cookies.

Find the recipe here.

25. Dracula Dentures Cookies

dracula dentures
Cooking TV Channel

Okay, these win. By far my favorite Halloween cookie recipe. Find the recipe here.

26. Witch Fingers Cookies

witch sugar cookies
Sugar Spice and Glitter

I have to be honest, the hands kind of irk me, but I bet they're delicious. Find the recipe here.

27. Monster Eye Cookies

monster eye cookie
Mommy Musings

Monster eyes, but with chocolate cookie dough. Another winner. Find the recipe here.

Take lots of pictures this Halloween to remember the fun! Instant print cameras are fun for everyone.

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