Halloween, is about candy and creativity (costumes, decorations, pretending) and what's more creative than baking? Everyone loves candy, but these cookies will give KitKats and Snickers a run for their money. Okay, maybe not KitKat but they are seriously delicious and easy enough to make that the kids can join in on the fun as well. Whether you’re in the mood for pumpkin, chocolate, sweet treats, sugar-free, or gluten-free (yes gluten-free) there's something for everyone.
These meringue mummy cookies are a favorite because they only call for 4 ingredients which makes them an inexpensive option if you need to make a large batch of cookies for a Halloween party or school bake sale. New in town? Bake a bunch and hand them out to your neighbours, baked goods are a great way to introduce yourself and make new friends. Just don’t hand them out to children trick-or-treating, or you definitely won’t be making any friends in your neighborhood.
You don’t need to be a pro, to bake like a pro. If you don’t have a lot of time but still want to wow your guests, these candy-corn swirl cookies are better than the actual candy it’s made after. They’re easy to make with only 5 ingredients, and I guarantee no one else will be showing up to your Halloween party with the same thing. If you have a sugar cookie recipe you’d prefer to use you can substitute it with the one offered and follow the rest of the steps to create these eye-popping swirl cookies.
No Halloween cookie cutters? No problem. I love this recipe because I can use my gingerbread cut out and the kids can decorate the cookies however they want, cute, scary, silly; you name it. Even though the recipe is for “pumpkin” cookies, it only calls for pumpkin emulsion which makes it much less intimidating (and time-consuming) than using actual pumpkin. Pro tip: If you’d like to get a little more creative you could use an edible fake blood recipe and make zombies!
No, it’s not wizardry or witchcraft - just some skillful cookie decorating. This recipe is super cute, not to mention fantastic for anyone gluten free as you can use your favorite store-bought gluten-free cookies for this. Then all you need is cream cheese, gluten-free almond extract, pumpkin spice, white almond bark, gluten-free fondant, and some steady hands. The best part though is that they are fun to make, fun to eat and don’t require baking.
These are a favorite in my house, not to mention so disgusting (I promise they taste better than they look) which is perfect for Halloween! The fingernails is what really sets these cookies apart from others, and with all the candy that Halloween brings, it’s refreshing to find a recipe that is sugar-free. Get ready for a lot of questions, compliments, and hesitant eaters when you show up with these witch fingers.
When using the oven, it’s important to use a high-quality pair of oven mitts that can withstand extreme temperatures. I prefer to use silicone oven mitts because after baking or cooking (especially with help from kids) the oven mitts always end up filthy, the silicone ones only take a couple of minutes to wash with hot water and soap making them super low maintenance and the newest color releases is a rich red which looks sleek!