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Spooky Cute Halloween Cookies

Looking for cute and easy Halloween treats for kids? Try these homemade spooky, cute Halloween cookies!

Let’s face it… Halloween is about one thing… SUGAR!

From candy apples to candy corn, and ALL the candy in between, if there’s one thing that you can count on come the last week in October, it’s that you’ll probably consume enough sugar to last you the full year.

Or at least that’s how it is in my house!

So why not add some cute Halloween cookies to the mix, right?!

Your kids will LOVE helping you make these cute and yummy Halloween treats, and even your toddlers will be professional sprinkle rollers by the time they’re done!

Bake a big batch of these cute purple cookies for your kids’ Halloween class parties, or deliver a bag of them to your neighbors in a “You’ve been Boo’d” bag along with some cute decorated Halloween brownies. Whether you decide to gift these cookies or hide out in your closet eating “just one more”, they won’t last long. So go ahead and make a double batch, and then fill up on broccoli next week. 🙂

child's hand holding a Halloween cookie with sprinkles with text cute Halloween cookies

How to make these cute Halloween Cookies with Sprinkles

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Candy eyes
  • Purple gel food coloring

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
collage showing steps to make halloween cookies
  • In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder). Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla, egg, and two to three drops of purple gel food coloring to the butter cream cheese mixture. Beat until well combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. You may need to use a spoon to mix in the last of the flour because the dough will be thick.
collage showing sprinkles on cookies and cookies on baking tray
  • Pour some Halloween sprinkles into a bowl.
  • Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough from the bowl and roll into a ball.
  • Dip the cookie dough balls into the Halloween sprinkles, but try not to put sprinkles on the bottom side.
  • Place each rolled and sprinkled cookie on the prepared baking sheet. Then press on the tops lightly with the bottom of a cup to flatten them out just a bit.
  • Press candy eyes into the tops of the cookies.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies are beginning to brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Want to walk off all those sugar calories? Take your kids out for a nice long walk around the neighborhood with this fun printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt! Search for the Halloween decorations on the list and sneak in some exercise at the same time!

And check out this post for even more Halloween treats for kids!

What are some of your favorite Halloween treats? Are you a chocolate fan or do you like the other treats like Starburst and Skittles? Leave me a comment dow below, I’d LOVE to hear from you!

And happy nesting!

Yield: 30 cookies

Spooky Cute Halloween Cookies

child's hand holding a Halloween cookie with sprinkles

These yummy and easy Halloween cookies are made with cream cheese and colorful sprinkles, and they're great treats for kids!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Candy eyes
  • Purple gel food coloring

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking
      sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking
      soda, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
    3. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
    4. Add the vanilla, egg, and two to three drops of purple gel food coloring. Beat until well combined.
    5. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until
      well combined. A spoon may be needed to mix in the last of the flour if the dough is too thick for a mixer.
    6. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough from the bowl and roll into a ball. Dip the balls into the Halloween sprinkles, leaving the bottom free of sprinkles.
    7. Place each rolled cookie on the prepared baking sheet and press the balls down slightly with the bottom of a cup. Press candy eyes into the tops of the cookies.
    8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are beginning to brown.
    9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Different online calculators may calculate nutritional information differently. Also, the addition of optional ingredients and varying brands and products may change the information. For the most accurate data, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients that you use.

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