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7 Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas

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Halloween is one of the most fun and exciting parts of the year. It’s a special time for kids and kids-at-heart to dress up, enjoy treats, attend Halloween parties, and go trick or treating.

If you want to upgrade your treats from candies to cookies this upcoming Halloween, check out these fun Halloween cookie decorating ideas to help you get started. 

How to Decorate Halloween Cookies?

There are tons of cookie design ideas for Halloween, from fairytale inspired to creepy, scary, and ghoulish. Using simple baking supplies like royal icing and food color as well as sprinkles and candy canes can make for a fun treat that the kids will surely love.

Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas

What Can I Use to Decorate Halloween Cookies?

If you want to create cookies that look the part and taste great, here are some great ideas for you to try out:

  • Halloween Cookie Cutters 

Cookie cutters can be purchased at specialty craft stores, party stores, or online. These cutters are great to use if you’re a beginner or if you just want to have fun with decorating. They are also super cheap and easy to find so you can stock up on them before the season starts.

  • Halloween Stencils

Halloween stencils are another must-have when it comes to decorating. This is especially true for those who want to create designs with intricate details. There are lots of easy Halloween cookie designs out there to choose from, but the most popular ones include pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts, skulls, jack-o’-lanterns, and bat cookie decorations. 

  • Halloween Toppers

Halloween cupcake toppers are great because they add extra detail to your cookies and don’t take much time to put together. For example, you can stick on candy eyes, candy corn, sprinkles, and even pumpkin seeds or nuts to make your Halloween cookies look more special. 

7 Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas

Here 7 unique and creative Halloween cookie decorating ideas to help you impress your family and friends this Halloween:

  • Bright Neon Halloween Cookies

The key to making bright neon Halloween cookies is to make sure you use good quality food coloring. Make sure that you buy specially-formulated neon food coloring, or use a water-based gel instead of liquid food coloring if you want to achieve a bright and vivid color. 

  • Halloween Sugar Cookies

Halloween sugar cookies are a great alternative to candies. It doesn’t take much to get a delicious and cute look, plus they won’t melt as fast as chocolates do. Sugar cookies also have a long shelf life, so it’s a great option to keep around in case you need some last-minute gifts for your friends and family. 

  • Mummy Cookies

Mummy cookies are always fun to decorate. You can use any type of cookies you want, from classic sugar cookies to gingersnaps and chocolate chips. You simply need to make a white frosting, apply it on top of the cookies, and put two candy eyes to finish off the look.

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  • Halloween Spider Sugar Cookies

Halloween is not complete without spiders and cobwebs. You can use any round-shaped chocolate and put it on top of any flavored cookie. Attach the two candy eyes, use melted chocolate ganache to draw the eight legs of the spider, and pop the cookies in the fridge to let the chocolate set. 

  • Ghost Sugar Cookies

If you are looking for unique Halloween cookie ideas, ghost sugar cookies will surely be a hit, especially among kids. You just need a ghost-shaped cookie cutter, white frosting, and melted chocolate ganache or black icing to draw the eyes and mouth of the ghost. 

  • Spooky Bat Cookies

Bats are easy Halloween cookie designs to create. Simply prepare a sugar cookie dough and use a bat-shape cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Pop them in the oven, cool them down, apply black frosting to cover the entire surface, and then use white frosting to draw the bat’s eyes and fangs. A bat cookie decoration will make a great addition to your Halloween treats this year. 

  • Cowboy Cookies

Moving away from the spooky-themed cookies, cowboy cookies are another popular cookie for people favoring the spiced and nutty flavor in their cookies. It’d be a great idea to use roasted nuts for this recipe to intensify the crunch and nutty flavor of these cookies. And since these cookie ingredients are mostly oats, coconut shreds, and nuts, they have one of the easiest recipes to make them totally healthy. Your guest will definitely appreciate you being considerate and providing them with a healthy option at the party.

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you want some unique and delicious Halloween cookie ideas, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies will surely be a hit. Simply add some pureed pumpkin to your chocolate chip cookie dough and it will give your cookies an extra fruity sweetness. The texture and color of your cookies will also perfectly match the Halloween season. 

How to Store Your Halloween Cookies

For sugar cookies, you want to store them in sealed plastic wrapping or ziplocks to prevent them from getting soggy due to the moisture in the air. Meanwhile, for soft and chewy cookies, one unusual trick is to store them in an airtight container with a piece of white bread, so that they can absorb the moisture from the bread.

Whether you are looking for a delicious treat for your kids or some giveaways for your friends and family, there is no better way to start the Halloween season off than with some delicious homemade cookies.

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Jordan River is an experienced baker with a background in event management. She went into marketing and customer care and started working with JB Cookie Cutters to educate and share her experiences. She’s had her fair share of kitchen and cooking tools and knows exactly what works best and why. Before she started writing, Jordan got a degree in marketing and communications. She is a mom of two, so when she is not writing, she loves cooking and testing new recipes, improvising in the kitchen, and creating unique things that turn into family events.
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