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3 Recipes For Kooky Halloween Cookies That Make For Delightfully Spooky Treats

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Halloween is all about sweet treats and the occasional trick, so why not combine the two? With these three recipes for kooky Halloween cookies, you can get the best of both worlds.

That’s right, you actually do not have to wait until Christmas to enjoy the flavors and fun that come with cookie decorating.

These three recipes capture just about as much holiday spirit as any cookies I’ve ever seen (or eaten, for that matter).

Although nothing can quite take the place of a pillowcase full of Halloween candy, these cookies will certainly give it a run for its money. Plus, these are the types of cookies where you can taste the TLC that went into them.

I can barely think of a better way to spend a crisp fall day than by baking cookies in a warm oven.

The first recipe is for candy-corn-shaped cookies, shown in the video below. I can guarantee that they are even yummier and cuter than the actual candy! In fact, they are so unlike candy corn that everyone will love them.

With that said, the peanut butter spider cookies are cute and delicious enough to appease even the most serious cases of arachnophobia.

And last but not least, the skeleton gingerbread man cookie idea combines what you love about Halloween with what you love about Christmas.

Find the recipe for the skeleton gingerbread men below, and instructions for the other cookies in the video.

Cook: 10 min
Prep: 15 min
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 12 tsp. baking soda
  • 14 tsp. nutmeg
  • 34 tsp. salt
  • 18 tsp. allspice
  • 34 tsp. ginger
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup water
  • 12 cup molasses
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Create the dry mix by combining the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, allspice, and ginger.
  • Use a whisk to evenly distribute the ingredients in the dry mix. Set the bowl aside.
  • Combine the softened butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth.
  • Add water and molasses, then mix until smooth again.
  • Combine the mixtures gradually, blending together until smooth.
  • Arrange dough into a ball and roll out with rolling pin.
  • Use cookie cutters to create desired cookie shapes and place them on a baking tray over parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 375°F.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool before decorating with white frosting to make gingerbread man skeletons.
  • Enjoy!
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Skeleton Gingerbread Men 15 minutes 10 minutes 25 minutes Serves 10 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/10/recipe_card_HalloweenCookies_1280x627px-2-850x444.jpg flour baking soda nutmeg salt allspice ginger butter, softened sugar water molasses Preheat oven to 375°F. Create the dry mix by combining the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, allspice, and ginger. Use a whisk to evenly distribute the ingredients in the dry mix. Set the bowl aside. Combine the softened butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth. Add water and molasses, then mix until smooth again. Combine the mixtures gradually, blending together until smooth. Arrange dough into a ball and roll out with rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to create desired cookie shapes and place them on a baking tray over parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes at 375°F. Remove from the oven and let cool before decorating with white frosting to make gingerbread man skeletons. Enjoy!

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