Hey cookie lovers and Halloween enthusiasts! With October’s eerie vibes and chilly nights closing in, what better way to celebrate than by whipping up some hauntingly delicious Halloween sugar cookies? Trust me, these cookies are so good, they’re scary.
Halloween Sugar Cookies Recipe
What You’ll Need
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk
- Food coloring (optional)
- Sprinkles, candy eyes, or other Halloween decorations
How to Make Halloween Sugar Cookies
Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients
In a big bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Give it a good stir and set it aside. Easy peasy!
Step 2: Cream Butter & Sugar
In another bowl, use a mixer to beat together the softened butter and sugar until it’s smooth and fluffy, kinda like a cloud.
Step 3: Add the Good Stuff
Crack that egg into your butter mix, pour in the vanilla extract, and mix again until it’s all friendly in there.
Step 4: Combine the Two
Slowly add the dry mix to the wet mix. If the dough’s too thick, add a bit of buttermilk. You’re looking for a Play-Doh texture.
Step 5: Chill Out
Wrap your dough in plastic and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour. This makes it easier to work with later.
Step 6: Preheat & Roll
Get your oven warming up to 375°F (190°C). Roll out your dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/4-inch thick.
Step 7: Cut into Shapes
Now comes the fun part! Use Halloween cookie cutters to make spooky shapes like bats, ghosts, and pumpkins.
Step 8: Bake & Cool
Pop those shapes into the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Once they’re done, let them cool on wire racks.
Step 9: Get Creative
Time to decorate! Use food coloring, sprinkles, candy eyes—whatever floats your haunted boat—to make your cookies truly spooktacular.
And there you have it! A simple, fun way to celebrate Halloween that’s perfect for kids and adults alike. These cookies are a hit at Halloween parties or just as a treat to enjoy with the family.
So go ahead, make your kitchen a mini cookie factory, and let the Halloween spirit take over! Happy baking and Happy Halloween! 🎃👻