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
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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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
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
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.