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If you need an easy, yet festive, treat to make during spooky season, any of these Halloween cookie recipes will do! Whether you need them for a party or just for fun, everyone will love these cookies!

We are big on Halloween parties around here, and I make sure we have a few different types of cookies on the food table! I also include some of our other favorite Halloween Desserts and Halloween Drinks!

Collage of Halloween Cookie Recipes

Making Spooky Cookies

Cookies are probably one of the easiest, most widely loved treats to make. Turning a delicious cookie recipe into a Halloween theme is pretty easy. Some of the tricks we use include:

  • Switch out brown chocolate chips to Halloween colored chips.
  • Use purple, orange, bright green frostings or food coloring.
  • Use orange and yellow M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces.
  • Add a Halloween decoration on top like plastic spider rings
  • Use Halloween themed sprinkles

Another reason Halloween cookies, or any cookie, make a good treat is because they store really well. You can prepare them in advance and whip them out just in time for your Halloween party! Also, many are freezable both in dough form and baked form. See a specific recipe for more details.

These few recipes aren’t necessarily Halloween themed cookies, but you can make them with some of the candy your kiddos collect:

And if you don’t decide to use all that extra candy for these cookies, you can save any non-themed candy and store it in the freezer or the back of your pantry to use at Christmas or New Years!

Halloween cookies - monster cookies up close

Favorite Halloween Cookie recipes

1 Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dessert Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote

2 Halloween Cookie Cake Recipe

Dessert Halloween Cookie Cake Recipe
Total Time: 19 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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3 Chocolate Chip Spider Cookie Recipe

These Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies are such a fun and simple Halloween treat!! { }
Dessert Chocolate Chip Spider Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 3 votes

4 Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake Recipe

Dessert Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake Recipe
Total Time: 24 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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5 Monster Eye Sugar Cookies

Dessert Monster Eye Sugar Cookies
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 1 vote

6 White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Cookies

Dessert White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Cookies
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 1 vote

7 Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe

Dessert Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 14 votes

8 Gooey Monster Cookie Recipe

Dessert Gooey Monster Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.97 from 86 votes
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Could you send me the recipe for leftover Halloween candy cookies, made them last year and everyone loved them.