Halloween Sugar Cookies: the impressive Halloween sweet treat kids will love

Total time: 35 Min + Resting time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

Halloween sugar cookies are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy for a party on October 31st. Super easy to make, it's a fun recipe to whip up together with the whole family – even with baker beginners.

Kids will love to cut-out and bake the cookies until crisp on the edges and soft, melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. The best part? They can decorate the cookies as spooky, colorful monsters! We prepared scary yet delicious ghosts, zombies, bats, skulls and pumpkins, but you can be creative and make your favorite monsters.

Don't forget to share these delicious, cute Halloween sugar cookies with children who will come knocking on your door to tell you trick or treat.

Tips for making Easy Halloween Sugar Cookies

Don't overmix the dough otherwise it will be tough.

If you don't like soft cookies, don't make them thick. The thinner you make the cookies, the crispier they will be.

If the dough is dry and crumbly, you can wet your hands while you knead it.

Add more flour if the dough is sticky.

Halloween Sugar Cookie Decoration Ideas

You can decorate your Halloween cookies as you want. Before starting, make sure to have on hand several bowls of colored glazes or even frosting.

The best part of this recipe is that you can customize it as you want. You can make cut-out and decorate cookies like vampires, witch hats, mummies, spiders.

You can also add some words such as "trick", "treat" or "boo".

Make these cookies even more impressive by adding colored sprinkles.

How to store Halloween Sugar Cookies

You can store Halloween sugar cookies with or without the glaze at room temperature for up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer for about 3 months. Make sure to place them in an airtight container, separating each layer with parchment paper.

You can also freeze this cookie dough for up to 2-3 months. When you want to use it, thaw the dough, roll it out, cut-out and bake the cookies, then decorate them.

Hazelnut flour
100 g (1 cup)
All-purpose flour
200 g (1 ½ cups)
cold butter, cubed
120 g (1/2 cup)
Granulated sugar
120 g (2/3 cup)
egg yolk
colored glaze (white, black, red, green, orange)

How to make Halloween Sugar Cookies

Making Halloween sugar cookies is easier than you might think.

Making the dough

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

In a large bowl mix both types of flour with sugar. Add cold butter, an egg, and egg yolk.

Mix together until dough forms, form into a ball, and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough into a 3-4 mm thickness. Using themed cookie cutters, cut out shapes of a pumpkin, skeleton, cat, bat, ghost, and a simple circle.

Place cookies onto the baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool down.

How to decorate Halloween Sugar Cookies

Using a piping bag, decorate cookies with colored glaze or royal icing. Use white one for the ghost and the skeleton.

Use black glaze for the bat and cat.

Pipe green and orange glaze on sugar cookies for making the pumpkin. Let it set, then use the green one for the stem and the black one for the mouth and eyes.

Use the green glaze for the circle shape in order to decorate it like a zombie.

Let the glaze set. Add extra details on top of the glazed base and leave to set. Serve and enjoy these spooky Halloween sugar cookies.

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