4 Hauntingly Fun Halloween Cookies

Bake Up These Spook-tacular Goodies

Spiderweb Cookies Recipe

 The Spruce

Halloween may be all about candy, but we're big fans of cookies for every holiday, too. These delicious baked goods are frighteningly easy to make and near impossible to resist. They make a fun activity for kids this Halloween season, and are a great addition to your autumn cookie jar. Whether you're baking desserts for a Halloween costume party, or need a grab-and-go snack for your kids before they go trick or treating, these cookies are the perfect treat.

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    Spooky Halloween Spiderweb Cookies

    Spooky Halloween Spiderweb Cookies

    The Spruce

    It's frighteningly easy to create these sweet chocolate cookies adorned with creepy cobweb decorations. The "spiderwebs" are actually marshmallows that you melt and stretch over the baked and cooled cookies. It's a simple technique that is sure to wow at any Halloween party. For an extra scare, decorate the serving platter with plastic spiders or Jack O'Lanterns.

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    Meringue Ghosts

    Meringue Ghosts

    The Spruce

    The best way to not be afraid of ghosts? Turn them into adorable cookies! These spooky spectres are actually fluffy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside meringues that are dipped in melted chocolate flavored with your choice of baking extract and dressed up with crunchy toppings. Make them the centerpiece of your Halloween party dessert table or a fun reward for kids who finish their homework this fall.

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    Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

    Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    Flavored with real pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice, and topped with a crackly cinnamon and sugar crust, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are a cozy twist on a classic snickerdoodle. They make a fabulous fall treat with your afternoon cup of tea or coffee, or a tasty snack you can munch on while watching scary movies this All Hallows' Eve.

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    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    pumpkin whoopie pies

    The Spruce / Jessie Sheehan

    Actually a cookie sandwich, "whoopie pies" have been a favorite American snack for over a century. This Halloween-ready version includes soft, moist, nicely-spiced pumpkin cookies surrounding a sweet, creamy, and fluffy vanilla filling. You can use a whoopie pie pan to shape the cookies or simply drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets for the oven.