31 Easy Halloween Cookies Ideas

When you’re struggling to decide whether you want to invest hours making delicious Halloween cookies for your friends or bake some easy non-Halloween-looking cookies to save time, we come in with a solution. Why not get creative and make it easy? This list includes some brilliant cookie ideas that are perfect for Halloween, and guess what? They don’t require you to be a culinary expert. All these cookies are easy to make and delicious, with a spookiness that is fitting for Halloween.


31 Easy Halloween Cookies Ideas

1. Haunted House Gingerbread Cookies 

Via Thepioneerwoman

Starting off our list is this classic cookie idea that will make you want to lick the icing off your fingers. Who hasn’t planned on having gingerbread cookies at least once for Halloween? Add a haunted house design to it (with delicious royal icing), and you have the perfect cookie ready to be served.

2. Super Cookie Eyeballs 

Via Thepioneerwoman 

How can we say no to a gory-looking eyeball cookie when it is Halloween? This recipe is just the right thing if you want to bake something easy yet scary. It takes a total of 20 minutes and 4 ingredients to cook, which means it is definitely meant to be on your table.

3. The Gross Moss Cookies

Via Goodhousekeeping 

As the name suggests, the gross moss cookies aren’t gross, but they look like actual moss.  The green frosting and graham cracker crumbs add effect to this spooky cookie recipe, which is exactly what you are looking for.

4. Coffin Sandwich Cookies 

Via Countryliving

Only a fool would settle on one cookie when you can get two at the same time. Yes, we are talking about the coffin sandwich cookies, which look like they are ready to be buried (in your stomach). The aged wood effect steals the show, and the best part is that it is incredibly easy to make. 

5. Peek-A-Boo Ghost Cookies

Via Delish

It’s time to rest after playing trick or treat, and what better than these peek-a-boo cookies to unwind? The little sugar ghost cookies are not just adorable but also extremely delicious. You can even experiment with the icing to give each ghost a different face.

6. The Ominous Black Cat Cookies 

Via Goodhousekeeping

If you’re a full-out person when it comes to Halloween decoration, then why hold back when it comes to Halloween cookies? These ominous black cat cookies carry a spooky spirit and taste delicious. The recipe uses both black and white cookie dough to give you a wholesome treat.

7. Antique Magnifying Glass Cookies

Via Countryliving

These antique-looking magnifying glass cookies are out-of-the-box quirky yet very easy to make. If you’re planning on entertaining guests, then this will be the perfect dessert to surprise them with. The magnifying glass with the green texture attracts the eye, and what can we even say about the crispy dough?

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8. Spiced Pumpkin Cutout Cookies

Via Thepioneerwoman

Nothing says Halloween like some freshly baked pumpkins. When you can’t have an actual pumpkin, these spiced pumpkin cookies will save the day! The vibrant colors, the delicious icing, and the spiced pumpkin flavor all come together to make this cookie a hit among friends and family. You can make up to 12 servings in one go.

9. Colorful Skeleton Head Cookies 

Via Delish

Celebrating the day of the dead without these skeleton head cookies would be a crime we’re not willing to commit. The sugar cookies are adorable and can be decorated the way you want. Just pick the color of the icing you want and get creating your own skeleton face on the cookie.

10. Fossil Cookies To Travel Back In Time

Via Goodhousekeeping

Are you missing some history on your dinner table? Time to add some fossils to the menu. Luckily these are edible and quite tasty. These cookies will take you back in time without taking too much time. It uses 6 ingredients and can feed 12 people in one go. So, bring out your tools and get ready to make some fossils.

11. Milk Chocolate Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Cookies 

Via Halfbakedharvest

Do you want a cookie recipe that works for Halloween, thanksgiving, and family dinners all in one? Then look no further because these milk chocolate stuffed jack-o-lantern cookies are your best bet. With a classic milk chocolate flavor and a Halloween-inspired design, there’s nothing to not love about them.

12. Easy Boo-Scotti Bites 

Via Goodhousekeeping

If biscuits and cookies ever had a baby, these boo-scotti bites would be it. All you need is biscotti, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and 30 minutes. It is an incredibly easy recipe for anyone who struggles with baking cookies for Halloween, as it doesn’t even require you to light a stove.

13. Orange Creamsicle Cookies 

Via Cookingclassy

When in doubt, go for a classic orange cookie recipe. Cooking Classy has tried and tested some of the best flavors to come up with these orange creamsicle cookies. They are covered in orange zest, frosting, and cream, which translates to a Halloween heaven for cookie lovers like us. 

14. Pumpkin Mummy Cookies 

Via Delish

“One pumpkin pie is enough”, said no one ever. But if you’re tired of the time it takes you to put together one pie, try this recipe of pumpkin mummy cookies. They’re miniature pumpkin pies wrapped in a mummy design with cinnamon flavor, ready to give you all the feels this Halloween.

15. Pecan Maple Leaves 

Via Goodhousekeeping

Since Halloween is the festival of fall, why not bake some cookies to represent that season? These maple leaves are made from toasted pecans and maple syrup. Buttery and crisp, they’re the perfect cookies to have with some tea on your balcony.

16. Bat Sandwich Cookies 

Via Goodhousekeeping

We agree that nothing can be scarier (or appropriate) for Halloween than a bat-shaped cookie. These bat sandwich cookies made from black cocoa with buttercream filling may be a bitter reminder, but they taste super sweet. All you need are 4 ingredients to have these cookies on your table.

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17. Classic Candy Corn Cookies

Via Hummingbirdhigh 

This recipe that gives the rainbow cookie a twist and gives them a makeover for Halloween is one of the best cookie ideas. This version uses yellow colors representing fall, and they’re so moist and delicious that you’ll want seconds instantly. 

18. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies With Maple Filling 

Via Goodhousekeeping 

We are definitely on board with this recipe that makes us rethink the traditional pies. The pumpkin whoopie pies with maple filling are much easier to make than traditionally prepared pies but no less delicious. It uses the same spices for outer shelling, but the maple filling adds the cherry on top.

19. Spooky Colorful Monster Cookies 

Via Jocooks

When your little monsters just can’t get enough of Halloween and need some unique cookies, these spooky colorful monster cookies will come in handy. Chewy, colorful, and spooky – these cookies are a super hit among kids and adults too. It is also super easy to make, adding points to this recipe.

20. Witch Hat Cookies 

Via Preppykitchen

If you thought we were going to not include any cookies with a witch hat design, then we urge you to think again. This recipe will show you how to bake realistic witch hats in your kitchen. Fill them with candy as shown in the recipe to give your guests a surprise.

21. Kit Kat Cookies 

Via Cloudykitchen

Having too much leftover Halloween candy can also be a buzzkill, especially if you have kids, but luckily we have this recipe. It uses whatever chocolate or candies you have left by filling them inside the cookie. The edges are crispy, making it the perfect treat for post-Halloween festivities.

22. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Via Goodhousekeeping

This list is all about the best Halloween cookies, so how could we miss out on these vegan chocolate chip cookies? When you feel like you want the classic chocolate chip cookies, only healthier, then this recipe will be here waiting for you. Plant-based or not, these cookies are going to melt in your mouth like butter.

23. Frankenstein Cookies 

Via Bearfootbaker

Modeling your cookies after your favorite horror show/movie character is never the wrong decision which is why we absolutely love these Frankenstein cookies. These are very easy to make because all you need is some icing and skills. The Bear Foot Baker has created a step-by-step tutorial for anyone who loves Frankenstein and cookies as much as her.

24. Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Via Goodhousekeeping

Are you still confused about what cookies you’re making this Halloween? Well, why not go out of the box entirely and make some Meyer lemon madeleines. As fancy as it sounds, they’re actually very easy to make if you follow the recipe correctly. These little cakes can be made from other citrus fruits, too, if you’re not a fan of lemons.

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25. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies 

Via Eatlittlebird

Who would’ve thought that spiders can be adorable but Eat Little Bird has changed our minds with this peanut butter spider cookies recipe. Everything from the design to the flavor is amazing. They are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, so if you need something to end the night with a smile, this is it.

26. Coffin Surprise Cookies 

Via Notmartha

Cookies with a surprise? We’re in line! These delicious coffin cookies hit two birds with one stone, or let’s say one recipe. They hide the candies inside and look mouthwateringly delicious outside, surprising your guests when they least expect it.

27. Dracula Denture Bites 

Via Thegirlwhoateeverything

If we had to name one cookie ‘the Halloween cookie,’ then these Dracula denture bites would be it. Everything from the realistic design to the creativity to the flavor is on point with regard to Halloween. What’s more? It has all our favorite ingredients – marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips.

28. Splattered Blood Cookies

Via Everydayannie 

Splattered blood cookies may not sound like something you’d want to serve at your table, but everything is acceptable when it’s Halloween. This recipe is very beginner-friendly, which means even if you can’t light a stove, you can still bake them. The blood is the icing on this cake, literally.

29. Broom Cookies To Sweep You Off Your Feet 

Via Womansday

How can you have witch hat cookies but not witch brooms? These delicious cookies made from simple cookie dough and red frosting are here to sweep you off your feet and be swept off the dinner table. They’re peanut butter flavored, which means they’re the perfect balance of healthy and tasty.

30. Adorable Potion Bottle Cookies 

Via Sweetsugarbelle

We’ve been saving these beautiful potion bottle cookies for the end, and can you blame us? Sweet Sugar Belle has nailed the Halloween cookie game by giving us a recipe that is easy to follow yet so intricate to look at. If you want to impress your guests, then these are the cookies you must serve.

31. Grim Reaper Cookies 

Via Semisweetdesigns

It’s not an actual Halloween party if you don’t have the grim reaper grace it with his presence. These Halloween grim reaper cookies are made from three easy steps – dough, frosting, and icing. It is definitely one of our favorite cookie ideas.

Now that you’ve read through 31 easy Halloween cookie ideas, we’re sure you must be itching to try them all out! Each cookie has a unique flavor and design, so pick your favorites this year wisely, and get baking to entertain your guests with spooky delicacies. 

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