These quirky little Halloween cookies are perfect for those of us who are not crafty and can’t decorate for stuffing. Just use stencils found at your local craft store and a heavy coating of confectioners’ sugar to set a spooky snack tray.

Whether you’re whipping up a spooky party, or just making fun Halloween sugar cookies with your kids, this recipe is quick and easy and, with the stencils, requires NO decorating skills. Trust me, I am not a cookie decorating queen.

But these chocolate thin cookies have a perfect snap and are just begging to be enjoyed along a Halloween cocktail or maybe as decorations atop this Halloween cheesecake!

Halloween Cookies | Kita Roberts

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Halloween Sugar Cookies

These quirky little cookies are perfect for those of us who are not crafty and can’t decorate for stuffing. Just use stencils found at your local craft store and a heavy coating of confectioners’ sugar to set a spooky Halloween snack tray.

  • 2/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Confectioners’ Sugar for dusting
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat butter with the paddle attachment on medium high for 30 seconds. 

  2. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined. Scrape down sides. 
  3. With mixer on low, beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Scrape down sides again and with mixer on low, carefully add the flour.
  4. Divide the dough in half and form each half into small disks. Wrap is plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  5. When ready to roll out the dough, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; Set aside.
  6. On a clean, lightly floured surface, roll one of the disks out to 1/4 t0 1/8″ thick. Using a 3″ round cookie cutter, cut out cookies. 
  7. Line cookies 1″ apart on prepared baking sheets and place in fridge for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, repeat with other disk. (Scrap dough can be refrigerated and re-rolled.)
  8. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. These are thin cookies with not a whole lot of pizzazz, don’t over bake them.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  9. Once cookies have cooled, place stencils over cookies and with a sifter, dust cookies heavily with confectioners’ sugar. Arrange on a tray and serve.
  10. **The confectioners’ sugar dusting is just that, a dusting. So arrange these how you wanted them presented but know once little finger grab hold of them their spookiness disappears.
Halloween Cookies | Kita Roberts


  1. I love that you’re totally hooked on this riding thing!! I need to get some more cool weather gear too. Love the angry pumpkin faces.

  2. Hehe, I totally feel like a ninja when I wear all black and I fully embrace the ninja within when people come around a corner. HIIIIIIIIIYAAA!!

    These cookies are so cute, love the little Halloween faces on top!

    1. Just threw it together in photoshop.

  3. These are totally cute and simple to make! 🙂

  4. A ninja, eh? Hmm … why yes! One does feel a little different when all in black … prancing around, I doubt a ninja would be too pleased with that word 🙂
    I think you’re the craftiest person I know … uh, not in the bad sense, but as in artistic. Love these simple cookies. And the pics are gorgeous as always!

  5. Very cool looking cookies and I love the dramatic look of the photo too. Love the riding gear too. We have a ton of that around the house usually hanging from fans, dresser handles, etc when Mr. Hairy Legs washes his tri gear – it does not go in the dryer under any circumstances. Those cycling shorts are really nice. Sometimes I feel a little self conscious in them, like they are really tight on my thighs and I am so not a professional cyclist, but they are a necessity if you want to be able to walk after a long ride.

  6. Pretty cookies! Love your photography with darker backgrounds!

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