13 Scary Halloween Cookies to Sink Your Fangs Into

Spooky Witches' Fingers
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Your Halloween crew will shriek with delight at the sight of these creative, creepy Halloween cookies. Here's how to transform chocolate chips into spiders, sugar cookies into a witch's fingers, meringue into bones, and more.

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Haunted Oreos®

Oreos decorated like bats
Allrecipes Magazine

With melted chocolate chips or a little icing, you can turn Oreo cookies into vampire bats at Dracula-like speed. Just allow time for them to set in the freezer.

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Booger Cookies

cookies with green "booger" frosting on a plate
Laura Stephen

Glops of green frosting top these pistachio-flavored chocolate chip cookies for a treat that's *snot* too icky for kids.

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Spooky Witches' Fingers

Spooky Witches' Fingers
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These cookies look eerily realistic. Home cook Laura M. shares how she decorated them for her son's class party: "We added green food coloring to the dough, and when I took them out of the oven I added a single chocolate chip for a wart. We also added red gel food coloring for the severed end of the finger."

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Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spiders

cookies with chocolate chips that look like spiders

Want to have a leg up on other chocolate chip cookies? Spoon melted chocolate chips into a piping bag with a small tip, then draw spider-sized legs around chocolate chips.

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Cat Poop Cookies

cookies resembling a litter box

If you hope to gross out your crew on Halloween, look no further than our Cat Poop Cookies. Go all out and place them in a new litter box with wheat and barley nugget cereal, like Grape-Nuts, complete with a new litter scoop for serving.

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Halloween Ghost Cookies

Halloween Ghost Cookies on a dark plate

Use a tulip-shaped cookie cutter to create Halloween Ghost Cookies that look more friendly than frightening.

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Halloween Ghosties

cookies shaped like ghosts
Allrecipes Magazine

Peanut butter sandwich cookies, melted white chocolate chips, and mini chocolate chips form a phantom that kids go nuts for.

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Meringue Bones and Ghosts

meringues shaped like bones and ghosts

"While I know no one is ever actually scared by spooky Halloween treats, I do know for a fact that many people are terrified to work with meringue," Chef John says. Never fear. Reviewers find this recipe easy.

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Poop Emoji Cookies

cookies in poop emoji shape

More yum than yuck, these Poop Emoji Cookies will get a kid's attention like nothing else. Just take it from the reviews! These cookies have a drier consistency to keep their shape, but that makes them just right for dipping in milk.

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Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

spider design on cookies surrounded by candy corn
Snacking in the Kitchen

Cut in half, chocolate candy spheres (like Lindt Lindor Truffles) sit atop peanut butter cookies with frosting legs and candy eyes. Creepy-crawly but cute.

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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies with icing that looks like blood
Patience Lair

You don't have to shape sugar cookies into anything special for shock factor. Using a fork to splatter a mixture of powdered sugar (1/2 cup), water (2 tablespoons), and red food coloring gel (just a few drops) will do the trick.

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Chocolate Mice

tray of chocolate mice

Averaging five stars, these Chocolate Mice look and taste terrific. To create a tail, you can use licorice (per the recipe) or follow the lead of reviewers who melted caramel candies in the microwave for about five seconds each, cut them in half, then pulled them to stretch them into tails. Give them red eyes for a scarier appearance.

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Hoot Owl Cookies

owl shaped cookies

True to their name these, owl cookies are a hoot. And no better time to bake them than Halloween.

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