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Halloween Sugar Cookies

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Halloween is rapidly approaching so now is the perfect time to collect a few new recipes. Children of all ages certainly do love making and eating these super cute Halloween Sugar Cookies!!! Make a batch, pile them onto a plate and watch how quickly they disappear! 

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halloween pumpkin sugar cookies9These fun Halloween Sugar Cookies (a.k.a. Sugar Cookie Monsters) started by making a scrumptious sugar cookie dough or this gluten-free sugar cookie recipe

Check out Easy Peasy Halloween Decorations!

orange sugar cookie batterA combination of several drops of red and yellow food coloring will quickly turn the dough orange color. I used 2 drops of red food coloring per three drops of yellow food coloring. Sprinkle your working surface with a little all-purpose or gluten-free flour and roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thickness. An apple-shaped cookie cutter works great when cutting out the shapes. The apple shaped cookie cutter can be used for either apples or pumpkins.

halloween pumpkin sugar cookies8Bake the cookies in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

halloween pumpkin sugar cookies5When the Halloween Sugar Cookies are finished baking, allow them to cool for 5 minutes before removing the cookies from the baking sheet. Because the cookies need to be completely cool before icing, place the cookies on a wire baking rack to finish cooling.

edibal candy eyeballs 1Now comes the super fun part, adding candy eyeballs!

edibal candy eyeballsI love these fun little eyeballs! Some of the pupils were larger than others so you can miss-match them to give your cookies character, or match the pupils so they are the same size. To attach the eyeballs to the cookies simply add two dots of icing to the cookies, then place the eyeballs on top and allow the icing to harden for a few minutes. halloween pumpkin sugar cookies11It doesn’t take long to create a whole family of Halloween Sugar Cookies (a.k.a. Sugar Cookies Monsters!)

halloween pumpkin sugar cookies1



240 cal


1 g


48 g


6 g
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Halloween Sugar Cookies

Yields 5 1/2 dozen

2 hr, 15 Prep Time

12 minCook Time

2 hr, 27 Total Time

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  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Red and Yellow food coloring
  • 1 small tube of white icing
  • Edible candy eyes


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  3. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture.
  4. To make cookies orange colored, add 2 drops red food coloring for every 3 drops yellow food coloring, until color you desire is obtained.
  5. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness.
  9. Cut with floured cookie cutter.
  10. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  11. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set (do not brown).
  12. Cool on pans 5 minutes.
  13. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  14. Add one small dot of icing where they edible eyes will go.
  15. Place candy eyes on top of each dot of icing.
  16. Allow icing to dry.
  17. Serve.


The original sugar cookie recipe from Taste of Home is titled White Velvet Cutouts Recipe.

halloween pumpkin sugar cookies10Place the cookies onto a serving platter right along with other Halloween treats. You can also surprise your kids after school and have a plate full of these cute cookies ready for them when they walk through the door.

Here’s how to make an Easy DIY Creepy Halloween Wreath!

halloween pumpkin sugar cookiesEasy. Quick. Cute. Fun.

Happy Halloween!


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10 Creepy Ways to Serve Halloween Drinks (2)

Oranges & Chocolate Pudding


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