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30 Halloween Cookies For a Spooky Good Time

Planning a party for All Hallows Eve? Then you need these Halloween cookies.

Make them creepy, spooky, eerie, or adorably cute. Halloween is whatever you make it, after all!

Sweet Monster Chocolate Cookies
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I’m crazy about this spooky holiday and Halloween desserts. I love everything about it, so limiting myself to 30 cookie recipes was tough.

But I had to stop somewhere. So I chose a good variety for all kinds of parties. Some might not be ideal for kids. But others definitely are.

Best of all, these Halloween cookies are a lot easier to recreate than you might think.

30 Wickedly Delicious Halloween Cookies

1. Monster Eyeball Cookies

If you’re looking for Halloween cookies you can turn into a fun family project, check out these tasty Halloween treats. 

Monster eyeball cookies!

They’re simple to make, and you’ll only need six ingredients. They’re also a ton of fun for the whole family.

There’s no limit to the variations of eyes you can make. 

2. Eyeball Cookies

Here’s another option for making fun and creepy eyeball cookies. These use Vanilla Wafers as a base, so the ingredients are a little easier to find. 

They have the same decorative appearance, although the flavor is a bit different.

Either way, both sets of these spooky eyeball treats are easy cookies for Halloween. And the kids will love them!

3. Mummy Oreo Pops

I know these look like Halloween cake pops, but they’re actually three-ingredient chocolate-covered Oreos!

Just dip the cookies in white chocolate, then decorate them with eyes and white chocolate drizzle.

Stick each one on a sucker stick, and you’ll have cute little mummy pops that are tasty and convenient to eat while on the go. 

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4. Ghost Cookies

If you’re like me, you’ll like anything you can make with five ingredients or less. And you can make these sweet and crunchy ghost cookies with only three. 

The inside of each ghost is a Milano cookie (Nutter Butters work, too!).

You’ll dip your cookie in melted white chocolate and add mini-chocolate chips for the eyes and a mouth. 

Add them to your Halloween cupcakes and they’ll look great.

5. Milano Cookies Mummies 

Of course, if you prefer mummies to ghosts, you could always make these Milano mummies instead. 

They’re just as easy as the ghosts, and those black pearl sprinkles make magnificent eyes.

(Nutter Butters will also work, but they don’t look as great with these as they do with the ghosts.)

6. Halloween Monster Cookies

All you need for these spooky (read: adorable) monster cookies are chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows, and three ingredients to make the ganache.

Oh! And some super cute googly eyes (homemade or storebought is fine). As for the cookies, buy them or make them with cookie dough or from scratch.

Either way, these little monsters come together quickly, easily, and absolutely perfectly.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

7. Peanut Butter Cookies

These may not look Halloween-esque, but peanut butter cups are the ultimate Halloween treat.

And these are simply peanut butter cups in cookie form. They are exceptional. 

Each is a nutty, crumbly peanut butter cookie with a miniature peanut butter cup in the center. It’s sheer decadence, and you will love it. 

8. Halloween Sugar Cookies

When it comes to Halloween cookie recipes, you can’t go wrong with sugar cookies. They’re a classic, and everyone loves them.

Best of all, you can make them Halloween-friendly with a few super simple decorations.

You can turn them into pumpkins, Jack-O-Lanterns, skulls, and more. And if you’re decorating-challenged like me, you can just write BOO on them.

Either way, people will devour these tasty treats.

9. Spooky Cookies

These are the spookiest, kookiest, and creepiest cookies ever.

They look like something from a bad sci-fi movie where hundreds of alien eyes are staring at you from a disturbing pile of goo.

However, they’re surprisingly scrumptious with double chocolate yumminess. Creepy and delicious? Yes, please!

10. Monster Oreo Cookies

I know, I know. These are just another version of colorfully coated Oreo cookies. I can’t help myself.

I adore all these easy Oreo recipes because they’re so simple and so much fun!

These really do look like cute, multi-colored monsters, and your kids will have a blast helping you decorate them. (They’ll enjoy eating them even more.)

11. Haystack Cookies

Crunchy and exploding with butterscotch flavor, haystacks are always delicious.

Plus, you can make them without cookie dough or standard baking ingredients.

If you want to make them a little more festive, add a sweet candy pumpkin to each one. That just gives them that little something extra.

12. Monster Halloween Haystacks 

With a bit of green food coloring, you can turn those pumpkin haystacks into monster haystacks instead. The recipe for these is a little different, though. 

You’ll need white chocolate, pretzels, lo mein noodles, peanut butter, green food coloring, and candy eyes. 

Despite their differences, the process for making them is essentially the same. 

13. Black Cat Cookies

These cookies, too, look like they’re a lot of work, but with the right cookie cutters, they’re pretty effortless.

They’re also crunchy, chocolatey, and 100% festive. And did I mention gluten-free? You’ll never it know it by tasting them, though!

14. Witch Hat Cookies

Even if you don’t like Oreos, you’ll love these 15-minute, no-bake witch hat cookies because of how easy and charming they are.

Each one is simply an Oreo topped with a Hershey’s Kiss.

You’ll add a bit of icing and the yellow tip off a piece of candy corn for a hatband and buckle, but honestly, these take very little work. 

And did I mention how adorable they are?

15. Frankenstein Oreos

I hope you’re not tired of Oreo recipes yet because here’s another one. 

All you’ll need for this one are Oreos, green candy melts, green M&Ms, candy eyes, chocolate jimmies, pretzels, black frosting, and popsicle sticks to hold them in place. 

It doesn’t get much sweeter, tastier, or more festive than these funky Frankensteins.

16. Swirled Candy Corn Cookies

Okay, I know how delicate and intricate these cookies look. But trust me on this one. They are seriously easy Halloween cookies to make.

You’ll simply make three different batters and color them separately with food coloring. Then, it’s just a matter of rolling, cutting, and baking.

Of all the Halloween cookie recipes on this list, these are among the prettiest. Don’t pass them up because you think they look too difficult.

Heath Bar Cookies and a glass of milk

17. Heath Bar Cookies

These rich, chewy cookies are so soft that they almost fall apart when you pick them up. 

They’re just like chocolate chip cookies, except instead of chocolate chips, they contain chunks of chocolate and toffee candy bars (either Heath or Skor will work). 

18. Halloween Italian Shortbread Cookies

Although you’ll want a few extra things to help decorate these cookies and give them an extra dose of flavor, you could make them with only four ingredients. 

Like all good Italian shortbread cookies, these only need flour, confectioner’s sugar, butter, and eggs.

Since I decorate mine like little pumpkins (similar to the picture), I also add pumpkin spice.

It gives them a wonderfully bold, spicy flavor and makes them smell incredible. 

19. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Looking for a cookie that’ll wow all the guests at your Halloween party? Try these peanut butter spider cookies.

First of all, they combine peanut butter and chocolate. Who doesn’t love that? Secondly, they look fan-freaking-tastic!

I mean, seriously! Just look at those adorable little spider faces! What’s not to love?!

These take some prep time to get right, but they are entirely worth it. (In both aesthetics and taste!)

20. Boo Bites

If you love chunky, crispy, shortbread cookies, boo bites are the cookies for you.

They’re quick and easy to make, and you’ll love the orange, black, purple, and green sprinkles in every bite. 

21. Oreo Spider Webs

With the right equipment, these Oreo spider web cookies take practically no effort to make.

And no, you don’t need artistic baking talent to get them right, as they’re insanely simple. 

If you’re looking for something bright and attractive to liven up your Halloween goodies table, these are what you need. 

22. Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are few things I love more in this world than a soft, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookie. And these pumpkin-infused ones are no exception.

They have literally everything we love most about chocolate chip cookies. They’re soft, chewy, full of gooey chocolate chips, and totally delicious.

So, what makes them different from regular homemade chocolate chip cookies? Easy! The pumpkin puree and the blend of fall spices.

They may not LOOK as festive as the other Halloween cookie recipes on this list. But they smell and taste like pure, sweet October.

23. Halloween Sprinkle Cookies

These are just thick, chewy sugar cookies, but they look next-level awesome with all the black and orange sprinkles. 

This recipe is 100% adaptable. Use red and green for Christmas, red and pink for Valentine’s Day, green and white for St. Paddy’s Day, etc.

Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

24. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

Okay, so these aren’t necessarily “Halloween cookies,” but they’re so crispy, creamy, sweet, and crunchy that no one will care. 

Plus, you can make them with only five ingredients in about 15 minutes, and that’s extremely hard to beat. 

Oh, and they’re a no-bake Halloween dessert, too!

25. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

I’m not sure that I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t love good, old-fashioned sugar cookies, which is precisely what these tasty treats are.

And if you’re worried about not being able to shape them correctly, don’t be.

They’re simple circles with a few strategic adjustments. You’ll be able to make them with no problem.

26. Halloween Meringue Bones and Raspberry Blood

Are you searching for easy Halloween cookies that take 2 minutes to come together and another 25 to bake?

That definitely isn’t the case with these yummy meringues.

They take a bit of work and require a lengthy baking time. However, as with the peanut butter spider cookies above, they are 110% worth it.

These meringues look absolutely amazing and will wow all your Halloween party guests. They’re also sweet and soft and will melt in your mouth.

Despite the effort, these are hard to beat.

27. Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can whip up a batch of these sweet, festive cookies in under 30 minutes, and you’ll only need the most fundamental ingredients to do it.

These have all the chewy, chocolatey goodness of chocolate chip cookies, but they’re even better. Why?

Because they have an extra dose of pure sugary sweetness to them, thanks to the candy corn.

Plus, they look amazing.

28. Reese’s and Oreo Bats

Some of my favorite recipes are those where I don’t have to cook anything and can just take things I already love and combine them to make something new. 

That’s precisely what I do with these beastly little bats. 

With nothing more than miniature peanut butter cookies, broken Oreos, some candy eyes, and peanut butter to make everything stick, you can work a little Halloween magic.

29. Spooky Witch Finger Cookies

Move over, Lady Fingers! You don’t have anything on these spooky witch finger cookies!

These gruesome green goodies are totally fun. They look creepy, are sure to turn heads, and actually taste delicious.

They’re easy to make, too! You can have three dozen ready in a little less than an hour!

30. Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza

This delectable Halloween pizza is one giant cookie a la Great American Cookie Co. You’ll start with an oversized peanut butter cookie. 

Then, you’ll top it with caramel, M&Ms, whipped cream, marshmallows, candy corn, or anything else you like to make it as Halloween-themed as possible. 

It’s easy to make, but it goes fast at parties, so if you’re making it for a large gathering, you might want to make two. 

30 Halloween Cookies For a Spooky Good Time

These Halloween cookies will be the hit of the night! From mummy pops to ghost cookies to black cat cookies, these festive sweets are perfect for trick-or-treat.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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