Halloween Cookie Recipes

These Halloween cookies are easy to make and hard to resist! We've got recipes for silly, spooky, and tasty fall treats.

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Pumpkin Brownies

Rating: 4.53 stars
Bake these two-tone or marbled brownies in a pan or in individual muffin cups.

Spooky Witches' Fingers

Rating: 4.48 stars
Mold the dough into bony finger shapes topped with an almond "nail".

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spiders

Rating: 5 stars
Creepy-crawly chocolate chip cookies. A treat for all of your little monsters.

Witches' Hats

Rating: 4.5 stars
A cute and simple little Halloween treat that everyone will love. The amount this recipe makes depends on how many cookies and chocolate kisses you have. It just depends on how many you want. The last time I made these, I ended up making about 140 or so.

Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars
This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Halloween Ghost Cookies

Rating: 4.33 stars
All you need for these ghost cookies is a cookie cutter in the shape of a tulip and then turn it upside-down - if you don't have that one, you can easily freehand the ghost shapes. These are great giveaways for trick-or-treaters and a nice alternative to all the candy.

Owl Cookies

Rating: 4.1 stars
A slice and bake cookie. Owl faces with cashew beaks. Great for Fall.

Halloween Skeleton Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
I bake these creepy skeleton cookies every year for Halloween, but they work also for Day of the Dead. You can use any cut-out-cookie recipe as the base. I usually cut out 2 different-shaped figures using my gingerbread men cookie cutters.

Apple Crisp Cookies

Rating: 3.93 stars
Apple crisp cookies, moist, chewy and best served warm. They were my first invented recipe.

Pumpkin Cookies III

Rating: 4.67 stars
This recipe was given to me by a very sweet friend of mine who is 86 years old. My children (6 of them) love this cookie. Frost with a powdered sugar and milk frosting when cool.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Rating: 4.72 stars
Wonderful spicy iced pumpkin cookies that both kids and adults love!

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