4 Easy Halloween Cookies

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Only 4-ingredients to make these festive, fun, and most importantly DELICIOUS Halloween cookies! Plus instructions if you want to make these Halloween cookies from scratch 🙂

To add on to your Halloween fun, make sure to try these FREE Halloween bag toppers (great party favors), these Halloween appetizers, or these Halloween Oreo Pops.

 

Overhead photo of Halloween Cookies. Only 4-ingredients to make these festive, fun, and most importantly DELICIOUS Halloween cookies! Plus instructions if you want to make these cookies from scratch ?

Easy Halloween Cookies

Above this image is a quick (1 min, 30 seconds) video overview that will show how simple these Halloween cookie recipes are to make! The recipes below are intended to be simple and quick to make if you’re in a pinch and need a last minute Halloween treat (or in case you just don’t love baking!) If you love baking and have the extra time, I’ve shared how to make each of these cookies from scratch as well. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Only 4-ingredients to make these festive, fun, and most importantly DELICIOUS Halloween cookies! Plus instructions if you want to make these cookies from scratch ?

To make these Spider Halloween Cookies from scratch:

Prepare these cookies (with or without the caramel center and substitute extra chocolate chips in for the M&Ms) as the base! Once you have the cookie base finished, refer to instruction #2 to continue creating these cookies!

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Easy Spider Cookies

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Easy 4-ingredient Spider Cookies; the perfect treat to add to your Halloween cookies platter. 
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Easy Spider Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Easy 4-ingredient Spider Cookies; the perfect treat to add to your Halloween cookies platter. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling/Set-up Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 148kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) refrigerated (ready to bake) chocolate-chip cookie dough*
  • 24 whoppers
  • 14 chocolate-covered raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon shortening/vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes and then press a whopper candy into the bottom third of each cookie. Press a chocolate covered raisin into the cookie right above the whopper. Let cool 3 minutes and then remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. (Cool completely, about 30 minutes.)
  • Once cooled, place the chocolate chips (and shortening/oil if desired; makes it a little easier to drizzle) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag fitted with a #2 or #3 tip OR into a plastic bag. Seal the plastic bag and cut off the very tip with scissors. Pipe "spider legs" connecting from the whopper out to near the edge of the cookie.
  • Allow to set up at room temperature. Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

Video

Recipe Notes

*Not a fan of store-bought cookies? Click the link above this recipe for my favorite homemade cookies!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 148kcal

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Only 4-ingredients to make these festive, fun, and most importantly DELICIOUS Halloween cookies! Plus instructions if you want to make these cookies from scratch ?

To make these Monster Halloween Cookies from scratch:

Prepare these cookies (with or without the caramel center and substitute extra chocolate chips in for the M&Ms) as the base! Prepare this frosting recipe (minus the cinnamon) and follow the rest of the instructions to make your cookies look like monsters! For a fun twist, you could make these snickerdoodle cookies as the base, fill with cream cheese frosting, and roll in cinnamon sugar instead of sprinkles!

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Monster Cookies

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Easy 4-ingredient "monster" cookie sandwiches
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Monster Cookies

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Easy 4-ingredient "monster" cookie sandwiches
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) refrigerated (ready to bake) chocolate-chip cookie dough*
  • 1 container cream cheese or vanilla frosting*
  • 24 M&Ms (I use blue and green)
  • 1/2 cup jimmies rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.
  • Remove from the oven and let cookies cool completely.
  • Once cooled, add frosting to the inside of 12 cookies. Take the remaining 12 cookies and top each frosted cookie with another cookie to make 12 total cookie sandwiches. Press the sandwiches down gently but enough that the frosting oozes to the edges of the cookies.
  • While the frosting is still soft, roll the edges of the frosting into a bowl of the jimmies rainbow sprinkles. (See video)
  • Take the remaining frosting, and add it to a plastic bag. Cut off the tip of the bag and "pipe" 2 round circles onto the top of each cookie sandwich. Press an M&M onto each round circle to form 2 "eyes".
  • Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

Recipe Notes

*Not a fan of store-bought cookies or frosting? Click the link above this recipe for my favorite homemade cookies and cream cheese frosting!

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Only 4-ingredients to make these festive, fun, and most importantly DELICIOUS Halloween cookies! Plus instructions if you want to make these cookies from scratch ?

To make these Bat Halloween Cookies from scratch:

Prepare these cookies (with or without the caramel center and substitute extra chocolate chips in for the M&Ms) as the base! Follow the rest of the recipe to decorate with “bats” on top.

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Bat Cookies

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4-ingredient bat-decorated chocolate-chip cookies
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Bat Cookies

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4-ingredient bat-decorated chocolate-chip cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bat cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) refrigerated (ready to bake) chocolate-chip cookie dough*
  • 24 rolo candies
  • 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies (I like to use Oreo Thins -- they break the best!)
  • 48 edible eye candies
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 teaspoon shortening or vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes and then press an unwrapped rolo candy into the bottom section of each cookie. Let stand for a few minutes and melt down a bit.
  • While the rolo is still soft, press bat "wing" into the rolo to attach. To make the wings, separate the oreo cookies from each other and the creme (twist slowly to separate oreos and use a knife to scrape off the creme). Break the oreo's in half to make 2 wings. (There will be a lot of casualties here!)
  • The rolo should get melty enough to hold on the eyes. If not, you can use some chocolate chips + shortening (melt in the microwave and stir to combine) to pipe melted chocolate to the back of the eyes and attach to the top of the rolo. Alternatively you can also make these cookies without the eye candy addition -- they still look like cute bats!
  • Allow to set up at room temperature. Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

Recipe Notes

*Not a fan of store-bought cookies? Click the link above this recipe for my favorite homemade cookies!

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Only 4-ingredients to make these festive, fun, and most importantly DELICIOUS Halloween cookies! Plus instructions if you want to make these cookies from scratch ?

To make these Witch Hat Halloween Cookies from scratch:

Prepare these cookies as the base and this frosting recipe (minus the cinnamon). Dye the homemade cream cheese frosting with green dye and follow the rest of the instructions to make your cookies look like a witch’s hat.

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Witch Hat Cookies

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4-ingredient cookies made to look like witch hats!
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Witch Hat Cookies

5 from 1 vote
4-ingredient cookies made to look like witch hats!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword witch hat cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) refrigerated chocolate cookie dough*
  • 1 container cream cheese or vanilla frosting* + food coloring if desired (I use green)
  • 24 chocolate kiss candies
  • Optional: pareil sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely. 
  • Dye the frosting if desired and transfer to a plastic bag or piping bag fitted with an extra large pastry tip. If using a plastic bag, cut off the tip with scissors. Pipe a round blob of frosting in the middle of the cookies.
  • Press a chocolate kiss into the middle of the frosting. Add sprinkles if desired around the kiss onto the frosting.
  • Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

Recipe Notes

*Not a fan of store-bought cookies or frosting? Click the link above this recipe for my favorite homemade cookies and frosting.

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  1. Can I just say, you might need to look up the definition of “from scratch” because using pre-made cookie dough isn’t “from scratch”! Making it using raw ingredients like flours, sugars, chocolate etc, THATS from scratch.

    1. I’m well aware of what from scratch is; that is why I include cookie recipes that ARE from scratch above the recipe cards. If you read the text above each recipe, I think it would make more sense to you.

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