Not-So Spooky Halloween Cookies the Kids Will Love

Author: Meera, October 31, 2013
Not-so scaredy cats

Let the kids decorate these not-so scaredy cats, using colors they like. Add orange or black sprinkles to finish.



When you let the young ones in your family choose the cookie cutter shapes and icing¬† colors, you’ll get plenty of helping hands making cookies for Halloween.¬† I make these cookies a lot; they are perfect for any holiday and also for children’s tea parties. Just change the shape and bake and decorate.



The dough needs chilling for one hour or overnight

Wrap the dough ball before chilling



After making the dough, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour to make the dough a bit firmer for rolling out.



At my house, the favorite shapes for Halloween are cats and bats

At my house, the favorite shapes for Halloween are cats and bats



Half the fun is dumping onto the counter an assortment of cookie cutters and letting the kids choose their favorites. For Halloween, they might like ghosts, cats, bats, witches, and pumpkins. Help them roll out the cookies and place them on the cookie sheet for baking.



A tray of cat-shaped cookies will bake for 7-10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit

A tray of cat-shaped cookies ready for the oven




Sugar Cookie Recipe




1.5 cups butter (softened if cold)


2 cups granulated sugar


4 large eggs


1 teaspoon vanilla


5 cups white all-purpose flour


2 teaspoons baking soda


1 teaspoon salt





Cream butter and sugar together.


Slowly beat in eggs and vanilla.


Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix together until thoroughly blended and dough can be shaped into a ball.


Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. You can also chill the dough overnight. If you don’t want to make the cookies all at once, then divide the dough into two balls to use when you want.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Sprinkle flour onto a flat surface and roll out the dough to roughly 1/4 inch thickness.


Cut into shapes using your favorite cookie cutters. Arrange cookies on a baking sheet leaving 1 inch between cookies.


Bake 7 to 10 minutes.


Let cool before icing with your favorite sugar cookie icing.


A drop or two of food coloring can give you various colors of icing; , just be sure to put icing in separate bowls before adding the food coloring. Use a pastry bag with tips or even a toothpick to make designs on the iced cookie. Decorate with sprinkles.





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