Halloween Cookies

These Halloween cookies are frightfully cute and scarily delicious. Little goblins and big ghouls alike will love this buttery sugar treat, guarantee to bring smiles to all hallows eve.


I bought these cookie cutters this year and I was dying to try them out. The bats were not included in the set, I cut them free hand to match my living room decor.

I absolutely love this sugar cookie recipe, is very simple so you can add any flavor to it. This time I went with the basic vanilla extract, but I love to experiment and create all sorts of yumminess.

The only secret to make this recipe is too keep your butter as cold as possible all the time, that’s what gives the cookie its delicious buttery crunchiness.

When it comes to royal icing, I’m afraid I don’t have any words of wisdom. Even tho this is a solid recipe, I’m still trying to figure the consistency out. My green and black batches came out great, but the purple and orange had some issues with lumps and the white one is never as white as I wish it to be.

But, we live and we learn, and I’m actually really happy with the result, is much better than the last cookies I made, and so, hopefully, worse than the next one. ; )

decorated halloween sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

Buttery delicious crunchiness
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course snacks
Servings 12 units


Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 1/4 cup flour (125g)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter (diced) (75g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk

Royal Icing

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup icing sugar (120g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar


Sugar Cookie Dough

  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in a bowl
  • Mix in butter for 1 minute just until it starts to crumble
  • Add milk and vanilla extract (or any other flavor)and mix it until a dough forms
  • Cover dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Roll on a floured surface, cut shapes and return to fridge while the oven preheats
  • Bake at 180*C for 12 minutes

Royal Icing

  • Beat egg white until foamy
  • Add sugar in increments until combined
  • Add vanilla, salt and cream of tartar and mix until creamy
  • Divide batter in containers and add color of choice
  • For thicker consistency, add more sugar
  • For thinner consistency, add 1 tsp of water at a time
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