31 of the Cutest (and Easiest) Halloween Cookies Ever
Be the house to beat this season when you surprise trick and treaters with the most adorable Halloween cookies ever. Silly, spooky and oh-so-simple, these Halloween cookies will win over fall bake sales and trick or treaters.
I’ve been making these Halloween cookies for about 40 years for my children and now grandchildren and all their friends, too. I make about 20 trays a year to give away to trick-or-treaters. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Our children look forward to making these cute cookies each year. They’ve become experts at making silly faces with little candies.
This unique treatment for meringue travels well, too! You will certainly get requests for the recipe, and folks will be surprised at how simple it is! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
All eyes will definitely be on these adorable cookies when they’re set on any buffet table. I created them for my son’s kindergarten class for Halloween. —Sherry Lee, Columbus, Ohio
I make these almond butter cookies for all occasions. In the spring, I cut them in flower shapes and insert a lollipop stick in them to make a bouquet. Using candies, food coloring and a wild imagination, try your hand at this Halloween-inspired version. —Kristine Fossmeyer, Huntley, Illinois
I came up with these cookies as a treat for my kids class parties. Not only do they look cute but they are also delicious.—Starrlette Howard, Ogden, Utah
Raspberry jam eerily oozes from these soft butter cookies. One bite, and you’ll have a hard time stopping! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
A miniature candy bar is hidden inside these fun pops. Colored frosting and candy faces make these addicting cookie pops the perfect Halloween treat. —Martha Hoover, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
They’re alive! Each year when the Halloween invites start coming my way, I create a little treat to bring. These cute cookies bring a lot of life to every party. —Philia Kelnhofer, West Allis, Wisconsin
Through all the years I’ve been baking, I’ve never come across a pumpkin cookie recipe that you can actually cut out with cookie cutters. (Most I’ve found are drop cookies.) Each bite tastes just like pumpkin pie—delicious! —Marion Kearley, Ladner, British Columbia
Pac-Man was my favorite video game when I was growing up. For a party, I decided to get creative and shape my go-to sugar cookies into the ghosts from the game. —Jamie S, Regina, Saskatchewan
Add these candy corn-shaped sugar cookies to your Halloween treat platter. —Dorothy Jennings, Waterloo, Iowa
Those eight-legged creatures aren’t so creepy when you turn them into cookies. Make these treats any time of year—just skip the cobwebs and spiders. —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
My brother loves Rice Krispies squares, and my mom loves sugar cookies. I came up with a cute treat they’d both like.
Any small gingerbread boy cookie cutter can take on new “life” with these classic cookies. Give him some cat friends, too. The more the merrier! —Dore’ Merrick Grabski, Utica, New York
These cookies have become somewhat famous at the school our children attend. One year, I made more than 150 of these “fingers” for their classroom Halloween parties.—Natalie Hyde, Cambridge, Ontario
You only need three ingredients to make these super simple acorn cookies! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, Wisconsin
The Taste of Home Test Kitchen turned cute meringue cookies into these whimsical kisses, perfect for Halloween. With just 15 calories, each little treat can be enjoyed guilt-free! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
These cookies are a real hoot, and they taste as good as they look. Each fall, it was a tradition for my Grandma to bake batches of Owl Cookies. The sweets were so tasty that we’d beg her to make them before the leaves had even begun turning. —Liz Clemons, Sumter, South Carolina
These simple cookie cutouts are so light and easy, you’ll want to bake up several batches to decorate in different ways. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Creativity and Christmas cookie cutters come together for these fun Halloween cookies kids will go batty for. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chocolate and vanilla provide a delightful contrast in their flavor and appearance. —Nancy Arevalo, Brookfield, Wisconsin