Easy Halloween Cookies

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These Halloween Cookies are the best sweet treat to enjoy this spooky season. Perfect for your Halloween parties or get-togethers, or just a quick little snack to serve when your kids out to trick or treat, these cookies are a great way to get in the spirit of Halloween.

With sugar cookies as the base and some add-ons and creative techniques, you can actually put together a fun Halloween treat.

Easy Halloween Cookies Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Ease of Assembly: The best part about this spooky treat is the fact that you can also get the kids involved when putting it together.
  • Simplicity in Preparation: Of all the Halloween cookie recipes out there, this one’s my favorite, simply because of how easy it is to put together.
  • No Fancy Tools Required: You actually don’t need any fancy cookie cutters or decorating tools to make these Halloween cookies, and yet, with some simple ingredients, you can give a simple cookie a nice Halloween twist.

These cookies would pair perfectly with some Salted Caramel Swirl Ice Cream. Give it a try!

Recipe Ingredients

For Cookie Dough

  • Unsalted Butter: This is the fat base that gives your cookies a wonderfully rich and buttery flavor.
  • Egg: The binder of the recipe, it helps keep the cookies together while also adding a touch of richness.
  • Sugar: This sweetens the cookies, creating a delightful contrast to the savory ingredients.
  • Almonds: These add a nutty crunch to your cookies, offering a surprising texture that complements the soft cookie dough.
  • All-Purpose Flour: This is the structure of your cookies, giving them their shape and ensuring they hold together well.

For Filling

  • Butter: This adds a creamy, rich dimension to your filling, enhancing the overall taste and texture.
  • Cocoa Powder: This infuses your filling with a deep, chocolatey flavor, making the heart of each cookie deliciously indulgent.
  • Powdered Sugar: This sweetens and thickens your filling, creating a smooth, creamy consistency.

Decoration

  • Marshmallow: These add a fun, festive touch to your Halloween cookies, providing a sweet topping that’s also visually appealing.
Halloween Cookies Ingredients.

How to Make Halloween Cookies?

Step One: Prepare the Ingredients

Prepare all ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients for the dough. Rub the oil with the egg, and combine both masses with a stand mixer. Preheat oven.

Step Two: Shape and Bake Cookies

Add chopped almonds. Form cookies and arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool completely.

Step Three: Prepare the Filling

Mix everything for the filling. Cool down.

Step Four: Make the Halloween Treats

Put a little stuffing on one cookie, and cover it with the second one slightly at an angle. Make teeth and eyes from marshmallows.

Expert Tips

  • Rising Solution: If your cookies seem too flat, you can add a pinch of baking powder or baking soda to help the cookies rise.
  • Flavor Enhancement: To lend some extra flavor to this chocolate cookie, you can use brown sugar instead of regular sugar.
  • Festive Twist: You can also add some pumpkin puree to the dough for the Halloween cookies, throw in some Halloween sprinkles and transform these simple chocolate cookies to something a bit more festive.
  • Decorative Variations: I’ve used marshmallows to make the teeth and eyes for the monster cookies, but you can use candy eyeballs and candy corn too, if you have those at hand. You’ll find candy eyes and candy corn at most food specialty stores or supermarkets close to Halloween season.
  • Alternative Filling: If you don’t want to scratch make the filling for these sugar cookies, you can simply use some royal icing.

Optional

  • Pudding Mix: Can be used in the cookie dough to make the Halloween cookies softer and more flavorful. Add it to the dry ingredients; it will help the cookies retain moisture, giving them a tender texture and a subtle sweetness that complements the filling and decoration.

Variations

  • Peanut Butter Cookies: To make these, you can use some peanut butter as the filling in between two cookies, and also throw in some peanut butter chips for some extra deliciousness and texture.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies: If you’re a chocolate lover, you can actually transform these Halloween cookies into chocolate sugar cookies. Start off with the chocolate cookies and add in some extra chocolate chips for a little more texture. You can also use white chocolate chips if you want some extra color and a bit of variation to the cookies.

Storage Instructions

  • Room Temperature Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Refrigeration Method: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks for fresher tasting cookies.
  • Freeze Dough: You can also choose to prep the cookie dough in advance and freeze it until you’re ready to put the monster cookies together.

What To serve with this recipe?

The easiest way to serve any good Halloween cookie is to arrange it out on a tray, preferably along with other unique cookies, and serve them for a Halloween party.

  • Mummy Cookies: These are fun, spooky cookies shaped like mummies, made rich and delicious with cocoa and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re perfect for adding a sweet touch to your Halloween celebrations.
  • Spider Cookies: Easy to make and delightfully creepy, Spider Cookies feature a simple cookie base with a chocolate spider sitting on top. They’re great for a fun Halloween snack that’s sure to impress your guests.
  • Witch Hat Cookies: These cookies are shaped like witch hats and are incredibly easy to put together. Using just a few ingredients, these witch-hat cookies make for a magical addition to any Halloween party table.
Easy Halloween Cookies Recipe

Easy Halloween Cookies

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Halloween Cookies are a spooky, sweet treat with chocolate inside and marshmallow on top!

  • Ingredients

    • For Cookies Dough:
    • 200 g Unsalted butter
    • 1 Egg
    • ½ cup Sugar
    • ½ cup Almonds
    • 1.5 cup All-purpose flour
    • For Filling:
    • 100 g Butter
    • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
    • 2 tbsp Powdered sugar
    • For Decoration:
    • Marshmallows

    Instructions

    1. Prepare all ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients for the dough. Rub the oil with the egg, and combine both masses with a stand mixer. Preheat oven.
    2. Add chopped almonds. Form cookies and arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool completely.
    3. Mix everything for the filling. Cool down.
    4. Put a little stuffing on one cookie, and cover it with the second one slightly at an angle. Make teeth and eyes from marshmallows.

    Notes

    • Alternative Filling: If you don't want to scratch make the filling for these sugar cookies, you can simply use some royal icing.
    • Rising Solution: If your cookies seem too flat, you can add a pinch of baking powder or baking soda to help the cookies rise.
    • Decorative Variations: I've used marshmallows to make the teeth and eyes for the monster cookies, but you can use candy eyeballs and candy corn too, if you have those at hand. You'll find candy eyes and candy corn at most food specialty stores or supermarkets close to Halloween season.
    • Flavor Enhancement: To lend some extra flavor to this chocolate cookie, you can use brown sugar instead of regular sugar.

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