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Halloween Cookie Recipe Collection
and Cookie Decorating Ideas

There's probably not much that can get a kid more excited than a great Halloween cookie recipe. Heck, or an adult, for that matter!

Here we've got some of the easiest, tastiest, and creepiest Halloween cookie recipes. These Halloween treats range from peanut butter eyeballs to gory severed Halloween finger cookies-- and they all taste amazing.

As a bonus, you'll also find some really fun ideas here for decorating your Halloween cookies. From fun shapes to creepy colors, we've got some great ideas --with photos, of course!-- right here. Looking to decorate cakes and other Halloween desserts? Divine Dinner Party can help with that, too.

Looking for more cookie recipes? Or some creepy, fun recipes for a Halloween party?

Halloween Cookie Recipe: Eyeball Donuts

Eyeball Donuts Halloween Treats Cookie RecipeAllright... donuts aren't exactly cookies. But they're close enough for us! This is one of the easiest Halloween treats/cookie recipes you could possibly make-- it's no bake, and really fun to make with the kids. Just go down to Dunkin' Donuts or wherever, buy some donut holes, and pick up some white chocolate on your way home. The hard part is done-- and the rest of it is a ton of fun.

Want to do a whole eyeball theme for you Halloween party? Then make our deviled eyeballs, too!

Makes 24 eyeballs.

Ingredients:
2 dozen plain donut holes
12 oz. white chocolate chips, melted
Blue and green food coloring
24 semi-sweet chocolate chips
Red gel decorator's frosting
Wooden skewers

Instructions: 1. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.

2. Place one donut hole on a skewer and dip into melted white chocolate, rolling to coat. Let excess chocolate drip away.

3. Place on waxed paper to set.

4. Repeat with remaining donut holes.

5. Divide remaining white chocolate into two batches. To one batch, add green food coloring. To the other, add blue.

6. Make a small, round iris on one chocolate-covered donut hole. Immediately add the chocolate chip "pupil" (you can also use mini chips).

7. Repeat with the rest of your "eyeballs," making half green eyes and half blue. Or simply make them all one color.

8. Paint on irritated red "veins" using red gel decorator's frosting.


Severed Halloween Finger Cookie Recipe

Severed Finger Cookies or Witches Finger Cookies are one of the most popular Halloween sugar cookie recipes out there. They're fun to make (let the kids help!) and you can make them as gross or funny as you like.

Severed Fingers Witch Halloween Sugar Cookie

When it comes time to decorate this spooky Halloween cookie recipe, the sky's the limit. Some people like to make them subtle and not-too-scary. Others like to make them as realistic-looking as possible. For an extra dose of realism, stick a sliver of almond in the "severed" end of your fingers before baking to make a severed bone-- very realistic. Decorate severed ends and under "nails" with red food coloring or red gel decorator's frosting. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

These Halloween finger cookies also great for creepy edible Halloween decorations for your Halloween party. Just set them wherever you want a gory surprise on your Halloween food table.


Ingredients:
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 C. butter, softened
1 C. powdered sugar
2/3 C. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3 1/3 C. all-purpose flour
3/4 C. (or so) whole almonds, blanched
Red food coloring; or
Red gel decorator's frosting

Instructions: 1. In a small bowl, combine the two egg yolks, the two whole eggs, the vanilla extract, and the almond extract.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, powdered sugar, sugar, and salt until well combined. Beat in the egg-vanilla mixture. Stir in the flour.

3. Spoon dough out onto a length of plastic wrap. Wrap up tightly and refrigerate until firm, about 30-40 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

5. When firm, cut about 1/4 of the dough to work with and leave the rest chilling in the refrigerator.

6. Divide your piece of dough into 15 pieces. Rolling between your hands or on a floured surface, make each piece a thin cylinder.

7. Shape cylinder into a finger, leaving ridges for knuckles. Because this Halloween sugar cookie recipe puffs during baking, you want to make the fingers skinnier than you want the final product to be. The fingers don't have to be perfect-- the crooked ones often look the creepiest.

8. Using a small knife, cut a few small ridges for knuckles.

9. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

10. Right before baking press a blanched almond into the fingertip, pointy end up.

11. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Cool completely-- they will be fragile until they cool.

12. Decorate around fingernails and severed "stub" end with red food coloring or red gel frosting.

Note: If, when your fingers are almost done baking, they don't look the way you want them to, you can pull them out of the oven a minute or two early and press and reshape the almost-cooked dough. Careful, though-- it's hot! Return to the oven to finish baking.


Nutter Butter Ghost Halloween Cookie Recipe

No Bake Cookies for Halloween Nutter Butter GhostsThis is another no-bake Halloween cookie recipe that children will love-- both to eat and to make! Anybody who loves Nutter Butters will adore these. Just be careful... I don't believe it's possible for an adult to eat more than two or three of these without feeling sick! Makes about 30 cookies.


Ingredients:
1 (1 lb.) pkg. Nutter Butter cookies, about 30
60 (or so) semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
12 oz. white chocolate chips

Instructions: 1. Melt white chocolate in a microwave or double boiler.

2. Lay a Nutter Butter cookie on a small plate or other washable surface.

3. Spoon melted white chocolate over front of cookie.

4. Press two mini chocolate chips into white chocolate for eyes. Refrigerate on waxed paper to set.

5. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Note: This recipe has you cover only one side of the Nutter Butter cookies in white chocolate. This helps to cut down on the overwhelming richness of an entirely-covered cookie. Want your entire ghost to be white? Buy a bit of extra white chocolate, and dip the whole cookie. You can do anything you like with this easy Halloween cookie recipe.

Peanut Butter Eyeball Halloween Cookie Recipe

This no-bake Halloween cookie recipe is really fun to make with the kids. Plus, with their soft, creamy texture and super rich peanut butter flavor, your Halloween party guests will go nuts (peanuts?) for them. Because these are a little more fragile than donut holes, skewers or forks don't work well for dipping. It's generally easiest to simply dunk your cookies in the white chocolate and scoop them out with a fork or tongs.

Eyeballs Halloween Treats Recipes

I like to make this recipe along with the one above to provide guests with a selection of tasty eyeballs. And who doesn't want that?

Makes about 40, but the final yield will depend on how big you make them. The amount of white chocolate you'll need will also depend on the size of your "eyeballs."


Ingredients:
1/2 C. butter, softened
1 1/2 C. creamy peanut butter
2 C. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 or 2 12 oz. pkgs. white chocolate chips
40 (or so) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
blue or green food coloring

Instructions: 1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer until fluffy.

2. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat well.

3. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour.

4. Roll dough into about 40 eyeball-sized balls. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper and refrigerate another hour or so.

5. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.

6. Dip each chilled peanut butter ball in the white chocolate.

7. Place on waxed paper and chill until firm. Repeat for the remaining eyeballs.

8. To the remaining melted white chocolate, add your desired food coloring (if it took awhile for your eyeballs to firm up, you may have to re-melt a bit).

9. Place a colored white chocolate iris on one eye, followed by a mini chocolate chip pupil (do this before the white chocolate sets).

10. Chill until firm.

11. Pour a small amount of red food coloring into a tiny disposable container (a few drops will do).

12. Dip a toothpick into the food coloring and paint a few squiggly "veins" on each eyeball.


On this page, we've got several great Halloween treat and cookie recipes. But Halloween cookies and candy are more about decorating than anything else. For Halloween, you can use any old cookie, even your favorite Christmas cookie, and decorate it for Halloween. All you need is a few fun Halloween cookie decorating ideas! Well, we've got 'em. Check it out:

Zombie Halloween Cookies
Decorating Idea

Murdering Halloween gingerbread cookie with bloody axe

Murdering zombie Halloween cookie recipe with gingerbread axe. Pretty creepy cookie decorating!


Shotgunned Shortbread Halloween Cookie Recipe

Zombie Halloween cookie with pin-hole shot gun "shots" created before baking. Plus red royal icing


Halloween cookie decoration zombies green

Traditional gingerbread men with a twist--
green zombie Halloween cookies with red icing wounds.


Creepy Monster Cookies
for Halloween

Demented halloween Bear Cookie Decorating

Not-so-innocent Halloween "Teddy Bear." This proves you can make any cookie cutter shape creepy for Halloween!


Monster Faces Halloween Cookie Sugar Cookie

A simple Halloween sugar cookie recipe cut into oblong circles. Add ugly green frosting and monster features, and you have yourself some scary Halloween cookies!



Halloween Cookie Decorated with Vampire Fangs

A plain ginger-flavored Halloween cookie recipe decorated with vampire fangs (caramel-apple flavored candy corns) and red gel icing "blood." Fun and easy!


Bloody Chocolate Chips Halloween Cookie and Treat Recipe

Plain chocolate chip cookies decorated with red-dyed white chocolate "blood"! You can do this with any Halloween cookie recipe! Be sure to use food coloring paste to get that bright red color.


Halloween gravestone cookies with decorated names

Gravestone shaped cookies with names painted on. Make one for each of your guests! And they don't have to look as fancy as this-- whatever your skill level (or your kids'), they'll look great!


Decorating a Halloween Cookies Recipe

Spooky Halloween cookie moons, mummies, and ghosts. Halloween mummy cookies are super easy-- just use a decorator's icing nozzle to make bandages like we do with this cheese mummy.



Halloween Cookie Recipe Decorated as Skeletons and Eyeballs

Fun shaped Halloween cookie recipe decorated with royal icing "eyeballs" and skeletons.

So cute!


Black Cat Halloween Cookies Recipe Idea

Candy corns and chocolate "Black Cat" Halloween cookies. Check out the green-gummy whiskers and mini M&M eyeballs!


Halloween Sugar Cookie Recipe with Fun Shapes

Halloween sugar cookie recipe cut-outs decorated by hand. Let the kids help!




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