Trying different Halloween cookie recipes can be a lot of fun, especially if your children actively participate. Families with young children often find Halloween to be one of the best holidays to bring the family together.
Halloween festivities bring out a child’s creativity and encourage children to develop social skills and collaborative play.
We are sharing 20 easy Halloween cookie recipes that will get you in the mood for holiday baking! We love Halloween and we love cookies! You can’t go wrong with these simple-to-make cookie recipes your family is sure to love.
20 Easy Halloween Cookie Recipes:
White Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chip Cookies – Baker By Nature
These cookies are a Fall favorite of ours! They are soft and chewy with the perfect amount of peanut butter flavor. They are simple to make and use ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen. So Yummy!
Gooey Monster Cookies – Lil Luna
If you need a delicious and simple Halloween cookie to make for a Halloween Party, Gooey Monster cookies are for you! This has to be one of the easiest Halloween cookie recipes I have ever made. Class party tomorrow? No problem, these cookies are done in under an hour!
Halloween Sprinkle Cookies – Liv For Cake
Are you a chocolate lover? These cookies are chocolate nirvana! I had to modify the recipe a little because it called for an ingredient I didn’t have on hand, but they still tasted amazing!
Halloween Monster Eye Cookies – Parenting Chaos
These Halloween Monster Eye Cookies will quickly become a family favorite! So easy to make. You’ll want to make them again and again!
Witch Hat Cookies – Dizzy Busy and Hungry
We love these Witch Hat cookies! Simple to make, and it will look like you spent hours making them. You can make these cookies in about 30 minutes and they are crazy good!
Easy Halloween Cookies – Family Fresh Meals
We all love a recipe that starts off with the word “Easy” and these cookies live up to their name. These are fun to make with your kiddos as a Halloween baking activity.
Halloween M&M Cookies – Two Sisters Crafting
Chocolate and M&Ms make this close to the perfect cookie! These cookies are a great choice for Halloween parties and a fun activity to do with your kids.
Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies – Averie Cooks
Candy corn is my favorite Halloween candy! These cookies are so soft and so buttery, they melt in your mouth. If you like a super sweet cookie, these are sure to please!
Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies – Lil Luna
The name of these cookies says it all! The perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in a soft and chewy cookie. So simple to make! They will certainly be another family favorite!
Monster Cookies – Artsy Fartsy Mama
If you have ever made bird’s nest cookies at Easter, you’ll recognize these cookies! What a simple and fun Halloween Cookie recipe. If you are looking for a quick and easy Halloween treat to make with your kiddos, this is the one!
Halloween Chocolate Cookies – Two Sisters Crafting
An easy to make chocolate cookie with buttercream frosting! Yummy! If you are in a rush, you can easily use a store-bought frosting for these cookies.
Mummy Milanos – Chelsea’s Messy Apron
These cookies are so cute and so EASY! A simple Halloween treat your family will love! These would make a great choice for a Halloween Bake sale or a class party.
Funfetti Halloween Cookies – Butter with a Side Of Bread
Funfetti Halloween Cookies are easy-to-make treats for Halloween parties or family gatherings. These cookies are always a crowd-pleaser!
Halloween Sprinkle Cookies – Fun Squared
Don’t get spooked by these cookies! They are really simple to make. They make an easy treat for a classroom party or a cute snack for after school.
Halloween Treat: Spooky Spider Cookies – She Saved
This is the best recipe if you need an easy and fast cookie for a Halloween celebration. You can use any dough, store bought is perfectly fine. They are the perfect spooky treat!
Dark Chocolate Halloween Chip Cookies – House of Nash Eats
If you love dark chocolate and peanut butter these are your Halloween cookies! The recipe uses dark cocoa powder which makes the cookies almost black and perfect for a Halloween treat!
Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies – Tastes Better From Scratch
If you are looking for a soft and chewy party favorite, look no further. These creepy chocolate chip Spider cookies will hit the spot! Your kids will love them! The spookier the better!
One-Eyed Monster Cookies – Smart School House
We love these One-Eyed Monster cookies! They don’t get much cuter than these! Another easy to make recipe that uses store-bought ingredients and makes a tasty cookie any kid will love!
Mummy Cookies – Blooming Homestead
Don’t let these scary cookies fool you! Underneath that tough exterior is a delicious sugar cookie with buttercream frosting decorations! These cookies are a real party pleaser at any age!
Halloween Shortbread Hershey Kiss Cookies – Maternity Comfort Solutions (Recipe Below)
These shortbread cookies are my go-to cookies for the holidays. They melt in your mouth and are delicious! They are so easy to make. As a busy working homeschool mom, I need easy. If a recipe is complicated or time-consuming it isn’t happening. So if you need a delicious, easy and fast cookie for Halloween, these are a great choice!
Halloween Shortbread Hershey Kiss Cookies
- 1 cup Butter (Room Temperature)
- 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
- 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
- Hersheys Kisses, unwrapped
- Colored Orange Sugar
Combine sugar and butter in the bowl of your stand mixer. Beat for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract. Add flour. Mix until combined. Do not overmix.
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls, use about 1 tablespoon of dough for each ball. Roll each ball in the orange colored sugar until completely coated. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet about a minute. Gently place a Hershey kiss in the middle of each cookie. Use light pressure, they crack easily. Allow them to cool about 5 minutes on baking sheet then move to wire to cool completely.
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