11 Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas

Easy-to-make Halloween Cookie Ideas will have you decorating in the kitchen and having a blast this Halloween. Make it a fun food craft to enjoy with the kids, or surprise them with some spooky and adorable Halloween cookies for a fun Halloween treat.

Halloween cookie ideas
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. See my disclosure policy to read more.  Adult supervision is required for each step of activities, recipes, crafts, and games with children. Small parts are a choking hazard.

Making fun food crafts for the holidays is always so much fun to do. I especially love Halloween food treats like these and other Halloween treats like these ghost-shaped cupcakes, Frankenstein cupcakes, and Hocus Pocus Brownies.

The kids and I pulled out the big candy stash to see what we could do to make some monster cookies. Truthfully, I didn’t bake any of these from scratch. We had a lot of fun getting creative in the kitchen with some store-bought cookies and cookie dough.

You won’t find me making royal icing or using cookie cutters for the cookies that I made. I used store-bought cookie icing, frosting, and every other easy shortcut, plus piping tips and fun googly eyes, to make fun Halloween cookies.

What You’ll Love About These Halloween Cookies

  • These cookies are not fancy or hard to make Halloween cookies – they are easy cookies to make and decorate
  • The kids can help with these easy cookies.
  • These cookies will be a big hit, adding a sense of extra celebration for the Halloween holiday.
spider web cookies for Halloween


Spider webs are really easy to make on cookies and they make a really cool Halloween Cookie to serve.

Here’s where you can find the instructions on making a spider web cookie

Halloween candy bark


Halloween Candy Bark Cookies

Halloween candy bark cookies are so much fun and easy to make. Get creative with pretzels, candy pumpkins, candy corn, and chocolate candies on a layers of a sweet and salty cookie with a pretzel crust. Find the full instructions for Halloween Candy Bark

witch halloween fun food idea for party


Witch Hat Cookies

Make witch hat cookies out of Oreo cookies and candy corn.

More details about how to make these Oreo Witch Cookies

Halloween mice food party treat


Halloween Mice Cookies

Chocolate-covered cherry Halloween mice. Delicious and fun but also spooky Halloween mice. Find the full cookie recipe for Halloween Mice Cookies

mummy Halloween cookie


To make round sugar cookies, I used store-bought sugar cookie dough baked on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Candy eyes are glued on with white frosting.

I used a basket weave frosting tip and white frosting to make the mummy stitches.

monster Halloween cookie


Monster Cookies

The sugar cookie is baked from store-bought cookie dough

To decorate, I used a grass frosting tip to make monster hair. I used green frosting, but any other bright color would be great.

I used candy eyes I found online to place in the center of the cookie.

making Frankenstein cookies


Frankenstein Cookies

These Halloween sugar cookies are baked from store-bought sugar cookie dough baked on parchment paper

I used Wilton Green Color Mist to color the sugar cookie green

Candy eyes are glued on with icing

Then I used black cookie icing to spread on the top portion for hair

I used the same cookie icing to make the bangs and the stitches


Skeleton Gingerbread Men

A fun Halloween twist on gingerbread man cookies. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to make these cookies. Draw bones on a gingerbread cookie with icing to make it spooky and fun.

Find it on Sarah Bakes Gluten Free


Easy Spider Halloween Cookies

Whoppers and Goobers Halloween Spider cookies are easy to make and they look so spooky.

Find the recipe on Everyday Dishes


Gingerbread Mummy Cookies

Another fun twist on gingerbread men. Turn gingerbread men cookies into gingerbread Halloween mummies.

Find out how to make these Gingerbread Mummy Cookies at Hobby Craft


Pumpkin Mummy Cookies

With the orange pumpkin showing through, these pumpkin mummy cookies are so much fun and the perfect breakfast treat for the kids.

Find the full recipe on OMG Chocolate Desserts

More Halloween Treats You’ll Love

Let’s Hang Out

Come and find me on Pinterest and Facebook for more recipes, crafts, party treats, and holiday games!

Never Miss a Thing!

Get weekly newsletters sharing awesome ideas and family recipes.

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.

    ~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

    Halloween cookies

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.