20 Easy Halloween Cookie Ideas that Use Prepared Dough

I find that sometimes holiday celebrations become a burden because it adds so much extra stuff to my to-do list.  It isn’t that I don’t WANT to do it all, I just don’t have the energy!

Looking for shortcuts is a great way to lighten the load.  One of the easiest things is to use prepared cookie dough and it doesn’t have to be boring!  Look at all these fun ways to make something creative with your kids that won’t take a lot of preparation.

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Halloween Sugar Cookies

All these ideas can be used with pre-prepared sugar cookie dough.  You can either make it ahead or do what I do and buy it at the store – I won’t judge you.  The point is to have fun with your kids and make something festive!

Fall Fruit Pizza – I wrote this for Spoonful as an autumn modification of one of my favorite fruit pizza recipes.  My kids and I used mandarin oranges to create a faux pumpkin!

Halloween Cookies with Edible Images – This is super cute from Living Locurto about how to create an edible image {and she has a cute free printable you can use} to top a sugar cookie.

Candy Corn Cookies – These are so cute, colorful and festive and are based on my favorite Halloween candy.

Little Green Cookie Monsters – These square sugar cookie monsters are spookily precious and look a tad bit bewildered!  They are from Cookie Twist.

Easy Monster Cookies – Seriously, a squiggle of frosting and two eyes make these freakishly easy to decorate.  There is a 100% whole wheat sugar cookie recipe here if the prepared dough isn’t whole grain enough for ya from Eat Good 4 Life.

Jack Skellington Cookies – These cookies are sweet skeletal treats based on the immortal pumpkin king that are easy to make with the help of sugar cookie dough.

Chocolate Cat Cookies - I love the details on this cookie – licorice whiskers and a candy corn nose!

Glittery Bones Cookies – There is no way to describe this.  You just have to see it for yourself!  There are sugar cookies molded into bones and brightly colored with a dash of glitter from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau.

Giant Ghost Cookie – Cookies are good.  The bigger, the better!  This giant ghost scares up a Halloween greeting.

Super Scary Monster Cookie Pops –  This one was a ton of fun.  We added sticks to the cookies and then decorated them like 3-eyed monsters that were frighteningly cute.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies – What I liked about this was how they used very thick orange and green frosting to create pumpkins on a roundish shaped sugar cookie over at Cooking for My Kids.  Oh, and there is a great sugar cookie recipe there too if you are feeling energetic!

Monster Trail Giant Cookie – This yummy concoction combines a cookie and trail mix in a monster size!

Witches Fingers – They are green and a bit disgusting which makes them the perfect Halloween treat made from sugar cookie dough!

Mummy Cookie Pops – I adore these.  They are so cute and look doable even if little hands are assisting you in the kitchen.

Creepy Eye Cookies – This might be a bit too frightening for me, but I suspect my boys would adore it!  It might even raise my mommy “coolness” factor.

Spider Web Cookie – This is really cool and might even make me wish that I had a cobweb in my kitchen.  It is from Sugar Beas Blog.

Scared Ice Cream Sandwiches – They really do look scared…and a little cold.  It might have something to do with the layer of ice cream in the middle!

Round Candy Corn Cookie - The look on the face of this cookie is as friendly as I assume candy corn might be!  It is the creation of Cakes by Khandra.

Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars - This idea from My Recipe Magic is a simple way of making prepared cookie dough even simpler by baking it into a bar and frosting all at once.

Jack-O’-Lantern Cookie Pops – These cute pumpkin-shaped cookies are bright orange and just begging to be brought to the party…even if that party is dinner.

What is YOUR favorite Halloween cookie?




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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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