Dark Chocolate Halloween Chip Cookies
Your Halloween goodies don't need gore to celebrate the spooky season! These chocolate cookies just look like gooey treats from the outside, but they're studded with different types of chips that evoke the harvest holiday and its colors.
Get the recipe from House of Nash Eats.
Chocolate Pumpkin Mummy Cookies
The holiday season isn't the only time for you to use that gingerbread man cookie cutter! Break it back out for Halloween's fright fest. The sugar-sweet men become mummies in a matter of seconds with the help of a little frosting and a piping bag.
Get the recipe from Created by Diane.
Candy Corn Swirl Cookies
If you're having a tame fright fest for the little ones in your life, these sweet and simply sugar cookies are the perfect solution. The colors evoke the holiday in a fun, family-friendly way. They might look difficult, but they're as simple as dividing your cookie dough and adding different colors of food coloring. That's it!
Get the recipe from The Simple, Sweet Life.
Dracula's Dentures Cookie Sandwiches
Setting out a Halloween spread doesn't have to mean toiling in the kitchen for hours on end. Pick up a pre-made pack of chocolate chip cookies from the grocery store (we won't tell!) and let marshmallows, red icing and slivered almonds turn them into these spooky sets of teeth that your guests will ooh and ahh over.
Get the recipe and instructions from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Gooey Monster Eye Cookies
Not all monsters have to be ferocious to be festive additions to your Halloween party. Channel Monsters, Inc with these cute and kind of creepy cookies that kids will love. The edible eyes can be purchased online or in the baking section of craft stores.
Get the recipe from Lil Luna.
Vampire Sugar Cookies
File this under subtle but totally spooky: These cookies come complete with fang marks oozing red jelly. Don't let them daunt you. This genius blogger walks you through the super simple steps so that you nail every dozen you make for your party.
Get the recipe and directions from Ashlee Marie.
Halloween Thumbprint Cookies
Get the kids involved in party prep with these sweet and simple snacks that use festive colors to celebrate the holiday that can be a tad too spooky for the little ones. They're little hands are perfect for creating the thumbprint divit these cookies need, and the tiny tots will love being a part of the baking process.
Get the recipe from A Family Feast.
Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
OK, so the spiders are too cute to be creepy, but what is scary about these cookies is how addictive they are. Once you take a bite of these peanut butter cookies topped with chocolate truffles, you might want to spend an eternity doing just that.
Get the recipe from A Spicy Perspective.
White Chocolate Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
The name of these cookies is a mouthful, but then again, so are they. Studded with not just white chocolate but also Reese's pieces and peanut butter chips, you'll find something new to love about them in every bite you take.
Get the recipe from Baker By Nature.
Halloween cookies might not take top spot as the go-to holiday dessert, but they’re sure to rank right up there after candy when you set out a tray of these goodies at your spooky gathering.
Candy’s good for grab-and-go, but party goers expect a little more oomph, and these Halloween cookies pack the perfect sweet punch — without too much extra effort on your end. That’s right, it’s scary how easy these cookies are to make. We’ve even rounded up the best of the best to make your life easier, whether you’re going for a bloody good time with some vampire-themed treats your guests can sink their fangs into, or snacks on the sweeter side of the holiday for little kids.
The reviews of your holiday rave will be all treats and no tricks with a couple of these confections on the snack table. And we really didn’t exaggerate how easy they are to make. You could even pick three or four from our collection— click through the gallery above to see all the mouth-watering treats up close and personal — and still have time to deck out the downstairs with plenty of DIY Halloween decorations.
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And if you use slice-and-bake cookie dough tubes for some of the recipes that require decorations, we won’t tell anyone. Either way, you can expect every mummy, vampire and werewolf in attendance to howl for more once the trays of treats have been cleared.
NOTE: Some of these recipes require fun, Halloween-themed sugar decorations for your delicious treats. You can either check the baking sections of local craft stores, such as Hobby Lobby or Michael’s, for these, or simply go online and buy them through Amazon. We’ve provided direct links to the product on Amazon when possible.