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! 🎃👻

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