Halloween Cookies

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

Dessert Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies
HALLOWEEN Chocolate Chip Cookies - easy, festive and delicious!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Dessert Halloween Cookie Cake Recipe
Simply delicious Halloween Cookie Cake is quick & easy. Top with your fav candy for a perfect Halloween treat!
Total Time: 19 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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These Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies are such a fun and simple Halloween treat!! { lilluna.com }
Dessert Chocolate Chip Spider Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies are a simple and fun way to dress up chocolate chip cookies to make them perfect for Halloween!!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Dessert Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake Recipe
Simply spooky Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake with homemade cream cheese frosting, M&M's and sprinkles is the perfect Halloween dessert!
Total Time: 24 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Dessert Monster Eye Sugar Cookies
Monster Eye Sugar Cookies - perfect for Halloween or a Monster party! A soft sugar cookie frosted with a powdered sugar and almond extract frosting and topped with candy eyes!
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Dessert White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Cookies
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Cookies recipe on { lilluna.com } Super soft and so good!!
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Dessert Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe
Ooey Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe - so good and perfect for Halloween! Yellow cake mix, cream cheese, & powdered sugar with green food coloring and a candy eye on top!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Dessert Gooey Monster Cookie Recipe
Fun, bright and festive cake mix cookies are all dressed up to look like monsters. Gooey monster cookies are great all year long!!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.96 from 75 votes
Check out this recipe



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