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Halloween will be here in just a few weeks so you better start planning now if you want to be ready. We’ve put together a few awesome spooky cookie recipes that make for perfect treats for your home, school or work function. Everyone should love both of these ideas.

Painted Rolled Sugar Cookies

If you take these somewhere for a Halloween event, be sure to bring a few copies of this recipe as people will ask. These are some insanely good cookies. You can simply make the icing by using confectioners’ sugar and milk. You should also make it fairly thin and use a pastry brush to paint it on. This way it will not run off the cookie and you can more easily decorate them with colorful designs.

Prep Time – 1 hour 20 minutes | Cook Time – 8 minutes | Ready in – 3 hours | Makes – 60 Servings


4 – eggs
1 1/2 cups – softened butter
2 cups – white sugar
5 cups – all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon – salt
1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
2 teaspoons – baking powder


You will need to plan ahead to make these because you will need to let the dough chill. So, first cream together the butter and sugar until it’s smooth in a large bowl. Next, beat in the eggs and vanilla. Then stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour. You can also make this and let it sit overnight.

After the dough has chilled, preheat your oven to 400 F. Next, spread some flour out on your surface and roll out the dough into a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick piece. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut the dough into many different shapes and designs. Place each cookie about 1 inch apart from each other on a non-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until ready and let them cool completely.

After the cookies have cooled down, ice them and decorate them with your favorite colors.

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Spooky Witches’ Fingers

This recipe is typically used to make Christmas cookies but also makes a perfect treat for a Halloween party and is also a great conversation piece. Kids especially will love these.

Prep Time – 35 minutes | Cook Time – 20 minutes | Ready in – 1 hour 15 minutes | Makes – 60 Servings


1 – egg
1 cup – softened butter
1 cup – confectioners’ sugar
3/4 cup – whole almonds
2 2/3 cups – all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon – almond extract
1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
1 teaspoon – baking powder
1 teaspoon – salt
1 tube – red decorating gel
1 – small bottle green food coloring


Start by combining your butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, green food coloring, and vanilla extract in a medium sized mixing bowl. Next, take your electric mixer and beat these together gradually adding the flour, baking powder, and salt. Let this chill for 20 to 30 minutes. As this is chilling, get your oven preheated to 325 degrees F.

Next, scoop out 1 large teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper and roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond into one end of each cookie. This will resemble a long fingernail. Make knuckles by squeezing the cookie near the tip and again near the center. Arrange the cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until ready. When finished cooking, remove the almond from the end of each cookie and squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel into the cavity. Replace the almond and press down to make the gel ooze out like blood.

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