Vampire Cookies: the ghoulish Dracula dentures to make this Halloween

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
By Cookist

If you need a no-fuss dessert recipe to serve at your Halloween party, you'll love these spooky vampire cookies. Chocolate chip cookies serve as the vampire's mouth, while red frosting acts as edible fake blood. Use mini marshmallows for teeth and pointy slivers of almonds for the perfect vampire fangs. The combination of these fantastic flavors ensures these delicious Dracula dentures will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.

With chewy yet crisp buttery cookies, creamy vanilla frosting, and fluffy marshmallows, each bite is devilishly good. Use store-bought cookie dough or make your own to prepare your vampire cookies for a frighteningly easy dessert to add to your Halloween spread.

Vampire Cookie Variation Ideas 

Use other types of cookie dough in place of chocolate chip cookies. Double chocolate fudge, sugar cookies, gingersnaps, lemon, snickerdoodle, and chocolate mint are fabulous alternatives.

Instead of almond slivers, you can use bits of pretzels, candy corn, or pieces of white chocolate for fangs.

Add a drop or two of flavored extract to the vanilla frosting to make your vampire cookies even tastier. Almond, orange, strawberry, or cheese would be delicious choices.


Tips for Making Dracula Dentures

Use homemade or store-bought frosting.

Experiment with the amount of red food coloring you add to the frosting so you can get the desired hue for your edible blood.

Gel food coloring tends to work best.

You can make Dracula Dentures up to two days ahead of time.


How to Store Vampire Cookies

Keep your vampire cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days.

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1 can
red gel food coloring
Mini marshmallows
silvered almonds

How to Make Vampire Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.

If you don't want to use store-bought cookies, make the chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

Shape the dough into 1 ½ inch balls and arrange them on the baking trays.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.

Let them cool to room temperature on a baking tray.

Meanwhile, mix food coloring into the frosting to reach the desired level of color.

Once cooled, cut the cookies in half.

Put a thin layer of frosting on each cookie half.

Put marshmallows along the round edge of one of the cookie halves.

Set the other frosted half on top.

Press the top cookie for a few seconds.

Stick a slivered almond on each side to make fangs.

Repeat with remaining cookies and serve. Enjoy!


You can make Dracula dentures with homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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