The Best Halloween Cookies


Happy Halloween, people! Was your halloween as uneventful as mine? Just kidding, some interesting things happened! Interesting things, mostly involving food. I was stirring my big cauldron full of my homemade pumpkin spice latte mix, blending up some pumpkin pie smoothies with remaining pumpkin bits and pieces, and, last but not least, whipping up an AMAZING batch of The Best Halloween Sugar Cookies! And of course, you want to know the recipe, I know, so here you are, you lovely human beings.


By The Obzervatory


  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 300 g (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soft
  • 235g (1 cup) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

How to make these halloween cookies: First, whisk dry ingredients aka flour, baking powder, salt and all the spices in large bowl. With a high speed mixer in a separate bowl, beat sugar and butter until pale and fluffy. Then, beat in the egg and the vanilla. Next, reduce speed to low, and add in dry mixture a little at a time, until all is combined. Let cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Once cool, roll out onto a floured counter top, and cut out desired shapes. Finally, put in the oven until golden brown, around 10 minutes, depending on the shape you chose to make. Larger cookies will take longer than smaller ones, so you should always keep an eye on them while they are baking!



For the border icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring
  • 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk or water
  • Food colouring, optional

For the flooding icing: 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring
  • 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk or water
  • Food colouring, optional

Combine ingredients for the border icing and the ingredients for flooding icing in two separate bowls. Choose which ever colours you wish to use on your cookies, and go crazy!

Until the next,

Happy Halloween!



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This recipe was developed by The Obzervatory: bake these cookies with NO moderation. Baking is awesome.

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