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Halloween Cookie Recipes


Fun Halloween Cookie Recipes

Halloween cookie recipes are fun to make and of course everyone loves eating them.  There is plenty of room for creativity with Halloween cookie recipes.  Halloween cookies are great for after school snacks for the kids, for a bake sale, or to take to a Halloween party.  Have some ready in the freezer for when unexpected guests drop by.

Back in the day when people handed out homemade treats for Halloween, my Grandma handed out applesauce cookies.  I always associate Grandma’s applesauce cookies with Halloween, so I’m including them here with the Halloween cookie recipes.  If you’d like to try something with an old fashioned appeal, try these applesauce cookies.  You can dress them up with orange and brown M&Ms, orange colored sugar, or orange and black jimmies to make them look more Halloween themed or they are delicious as is.


More Ideas for Halloween Cookie Recipes

Halloween cookie recipes can be easily made from refrigerated cookie dough from the store as well.  If you are busy, as we all are these days, the refrigerated cookie dough can be a real time saver.  There are so many creative things you can do with it too.  You can turn just about any kind of cookies into Halloween cookies with M&Ms, jimmies, Halloween candy, or Halloween cake decorations.  Another simple idea is to bake up a batch of sugar cookies and cut them out with Halloween cookie cutters.  Decorate with frosting and other decorations.  Let the fun begin!

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Halloween Cookie Recipes


Ingredients-Grandma’s Applesauce Cookies

3/4 cup soft shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts

Preparation-Grandma’s Applesauce Cookies

Mix thoroughly, shortening,brown sugar and egg. Stir in applesauce. Sift together four, salt, soda, and spices and stir in. Mix in raisins and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F or 10 to 12 minutes.

Yield: 4 dozen



Ingredients-Halloween Cookie Pizza

1 (19 ounce) roll Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip or sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup orange and black plain M&M’s
1/4 cup mini M&Ms all colors
1/4 cup  vanilla frosting (from the store)


Preparation-Halloween Cookie Pizza

1.  Heat oven to 350°F;
2.  Grease a 12 inch pizza pan
3.  Slice cookie dough into 1/4 inch slices and  arrange on pan.
4.  With floured fingers, spread out the cookie dough to form a crust.
5.  Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until  golden brown. Cool completely.
6.  Carefully spread peanut butter over crust. Place candy on peanut butter.
7.  In a small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on high for 10-15 seconds or until frosting is thin enough to drizzle.
8.  Transfer to a small resealable food storage bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of bag; drizzle over cooked pizza.
9.  If you want to get artsy, make concentric circles with the frosting.  Then drag a knife across them to make a spider web.


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Keep your Halloween cookie recipes in one of these binders. Recipe binders are a great for keeping your recipes all in one place. If you are one of those people (like me) who has recipes jotted down on scraps of paper and clipped out of newspapers and scattered all over the place, you need a recipe binder! I love mine and now all my recipes are in one place. I can always find the one I want because it’s in my recipe binder! You can slip the newspaper clippings ones into a page protector and you will at least know where they are!

A page protector in a recipe binder is a great place to save recipes that you want to try.  If you like the recipe after you try it, you can give it it’s own page.  If not, just chuck it.  But until you’re ready to try it, it will be safe in your recipe binder!  These fall themed recipe binders are so pretty!

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Recipe binders make organizing your Halloween cookie recipes so easy. I print out my recipes and put them in a plastic page protector, including my Halloween cookie recipes. When I want to use one of them I just take that page out of the binder and take it in the kitchen with me. If it gets something on it I can just wipe it off. Back it goes into the recipe binder for next time. I always know where to find my recipes. Zazzle has thousands of recipe binders in many different themes. If you don’t see one here that you like, click on the banner below and browse the collection at Zazzle.

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  1. I like the Frankenstein cookies. Cute!

  2. This is such a great post about Halloween Cookie Recipes! I love your work. You are so talented.

  3. We gotta try the Halloween cookie pizza!! Granddaughter would love decorating those! Thanks for all your super Halloween ideas!

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