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?
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
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
3. Peanut Butter Cookies
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.
4. Milk Chocolate Stuffed Jack-O'-Lantern cookies
Any brown sugar cookie fans out there? Try this recipe. Find the recipe here.
5. Ghost Cookies
These are perfect for kids to make! It's simply decorating Milano cookies. Find the recipe here.
6. Mummy Cookies
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.
Baking Buy: Nordic Ware 3 Piece Baker's Delight Set
7. Zombie Cookies
A lot of detail went into these cookies! I'm impressed. Find the recipe here.
8. Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies
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
I'm not one to find spiders cute, but these are stinkin' cute! Baking with white chocolate? Get some chocolate chunks here.
10. Uni-Candy-Corn Cookies
Unicorns make awesome Halloween costumes, and cookie decor! Find the recipe here.
11. Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies
For dark chocolate lovers! Perhaps a bottle of red wine on the side? Find the recipe here.
12. Halloween Cookie Pizza
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.
13. Bat Cookies
Too cute! Find the recipe and how-to here.
14. Voodoo Doll Cookies
Spooky, but I bet they're yummy. Find the recipe here.
15. Witches Hat Cookies
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.
I'm drooling just reading the recipe. Find the recipe here.
Baking Buy: Halloween Cookie Cutters
17. Hocus Pocus Cookies
If you catch yourself saying, "Winnie! I smell a child," this recipe is dedicated to you.
18. Skeleton Gingerbread Men
I love the Christmas and Halloween crossover. A KitchenAid mixer will get you through holiday baking.
19. Candy Corn Swirl Cookies
Another recipe for candy corn lovers that surely everyone will find delicious!
20. Frankenstein Cookies
Introduce little ones to Frankenstein with this recipe.
21. Monster Slime Cookies
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!
22. Gooey Monster Cookies
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
Now that's one way to get your coffee and donut fix! Find the recipe here.
These cookies are decorated as a witch holding onto a cupcake. I love it! Here's a supply kit for decorating your Halloween cookies.
25. Dracula Dentures Cookies
Okay, these win. By far my favorite Halloween cookie recipe. Find the recipe here.
26. Witch Fingers Cookies
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 eyes, but with chocolate cookie dough. Another winner. Find the recipe here.