Halloween Sugar Cookies

I love baking and decorating sugar cookies this time of year! They are so festive and look so pretty with the smooth, matte finish of the royal icing. This year our school is having a harvest party after school today and one of the coordinators asked if I would be willing to make 100 sugar cookie cutouts for the students to decorate with icing and sprinkles. Of course I said yes! So I wouldn’t have to make 100 cookies in one night, I spread it out over two days. My kitchen was literally bursting with cookies! I warned my husband not touch all the cutouts in the kitchen, a hard request especially when they looked so yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚ As I was making all these cookies it just seemed wrong not to decorate at least some of them. So I made a separate batch and baked and decorated some for my coworkers. It’s almost time for Halloween! What will you be baking?

Halloween Sugar Cookies


  • 1 recipe for sugar cookies
  • parchment paper
  • 12 inch disposable pastry bags
  • Decorating Tips
  • Couplers
  • Squeeze bottles
  • Toothpicks
  • Royal Icing
  • Directions:

    Prepare dough and shape into a disk and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove dough from refrigerator onto a lightly floured surface. Let dough sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
    With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies, placing on prepared baking sheet.
    Place baking sheet with cookies on them in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before baking.
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes until edges are just ready to turn the slightest bit light brown.
    Cool on a wire rack
    Once cookies are cooled, decorate as desired.

    Source: adapted fromย Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

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    19 Responses to “Halloween Sugar Cookies”

    1. #
      Michelle Vackar — October 29, 2010 @ 6:49 am

      Do you have a trick with the royal icing? I have not had any luck.

      • Christina replied: — October 29th, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

        my post tomorrow is all about royal icing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Trinette — October 29, 2010 @ 9:02 am

      i was wondering if you’d be willing to share your royal icing recipe. i love how your icing looks, these look so yummy!

      • Christina replied: — October 29th, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

        Of course I will share my recipe! Check back tomorrow morning! Decorating with royal icing is my next post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Kristen — October 29, 2010 @ 9:11 am


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      yesim — October 29, 2010 @ 10:14 am

      we dont celebrate hallowen in Turkey, but now i m a kinda celebrating with you all nice cookies and cute recipes;)

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      briarrose — October 29, 2010 @ 10:23 am

      Beautiful job.

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      ezsrecipes — October 29, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

      What fun cookies! You did a GREAT job! Although they are all adorable, I love the spider webs in particular, you did such a good job with the icing! Have a fantastic Halloween weekend!

      • Christina replied: — October 30th, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

        Thank you! I think the spider webs were my favorite too! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Kelly replied: — July 5th, 2012 @ 8:56 am

          Hi Christina,
          I sent you an email with a question about these cookies. Can you please check it when you get a chance? Or email me at kelly.ladd@bonniercorp.com.

          thanks a million!!!

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      kimberlywyn — October 31, 2010 @ 1:27 am

      very cute! perfect for halloween!


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      tobias cooks! — October 31, 2010 @ 8:43 am

      Love the deco of the cookies. Great job!

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      Karen — October 31, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

      All the cookies are adorable, but I love the spider web! Very cute! Congrats on the top 9!

      • Christina replied: — October 31st, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

        Thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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