38 Halloween Cookie Ideas For Delicious Inspiration

These tasty Halloween cookie ideas will surely get you in the spirit. From easy-to-make sugar cookies to more complex ideas and designs.

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about spooky treats! If you are anything like me, you’re always looking for some inspiration before you start baking.  Once you find your inspiration you can check out Betty Crocker for all your recipe needs.

Sweet, spooky, and easy to make, these Halloween cookies are the ideal treat for Halloween. Adding them to an elaborate Halloween dessert spread will make them look even scarier. Whatever your purpose, these Halloween cookie recipes are guaranteed to make your guests smile, whether you are throwing a costume party or a potluck with friends.

Halloween Cookie Inspiration

When baking these spooktacular Halloween cookies, you don’t have to be scared of making fun pumpkins, creepy ghost shapes, or peanut butter-filled monsters.

1. Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

Halloween Horror Movie Cookies

Nightmare Before Christmas CookiesThese Halloween cookie ideas are my favorite! I love the classic horror film theme.

Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies is the perfect treat for any fan of the Tim Burton classic. These cookies are easy to make and can be decorated to look like Jack Skellington, Sally, or any other character from the movie. Halloween parties and movie nights are sure to be a hit with this Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies.

2. Pastel Halloween Cookies

Pastel Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Pastel Halloween Witch Hat Cookies

I don’t know about you, but I love the color shade in these. Pastel Halloween cookies are a great way to enjoy the holiday season. A variety of colorful frostings and decorations make pastel Halloween cookies sure to please everyone. This holiday season, celebrate the season with pastel Halloween cookies.

3. Boo!

Halloween Boo Cookie Idea Designs

3. Ghost Cookies

Halloween ghost cookie ideas

I love myself a good ghost cookie! Ghost cookies are a type of cookie that is said to be able to haunt people ( joking ). These are fun ways to add to your party or just for the kids.

4. Orange Color Cookies

Orange Color Cookies

Orange Halloween Cookie

These orange Halloween cookies are a fun and easy way to celebrate Halloween. The cookies are made with orange zest and orange extract, giving them a delicious orange flavor. You can enjoy them during the fall season or at Halloween parties.

5. Halloween Oreo Cookies

Tasty Halloween Oreo Cookies

What better way to enjoy Halloween than with some delicious Halloween Oreo Cookies? These spooky and tasty cookies are perfect for any Halloween party or get-together.

6. Spooky Cookies

Spooky Cookies

Sugar cookies are a classic treat that can be easily decorated for Halloween. Simply use Halloween-themed cookie cutters and decorate with icing, sprinkles, and other Halloween decorations.

7. Happy Pumpkins

Happy Pumpkins cookie

Small Halloween Cookies

Mini Halloween Cookies

From easy-to-make sugar cookies to more complex designs, these Halloween cookies are sure to impress.

Cute Little Ghosts

Cute Little Ghosts

Trick or Treat

 Halloween Trick or Treat Cookie

Flying Ghosts

Flying Halloween Ghosts

Hocus Pocus Cookies

Hocus Pocus Cookies

Mini Halloween Cookies

Mini Halloween Cookies

Skull Cookies

Skull Cookies

Skull Cookies

Spooky Season

Spooky Season

Spooky Season

Skeleton Cookies

Skeleton Cookies

Spider Web

Halloween Spider Web Cookie

Cute Treats

Cute Treats

Bat Cookies

Halloween Bat Cookies

Bat Cookies

Bat cookies are cookies as you clearly can guess are shaped like bats. Halloween is a popular time to enjoy these chocolate or vanilla-flavored treats. I love myself some sugar bat cookies around Halloween.

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples Halloween cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Halloween Ghost Cookies Pillsbury

Halloween Ghost Cookies Pillsbury

Stranger Things

Stranger Things Cookie Ideas

I can still remember watching the very 1st episode and being hooked. Stranger Things has quickly become one of the most popular shows on Netflix. The show is set in the 1980s and follows a group of kids who are trying to solve the mystery of what happened to their friend. The kids are also being followed by a creature that they call the Demogorgon.

Large Creepy Eye Cookie

large creepy eye cookie

Creepy Smile Face

Frankenstein Cookie Ideas

Cute Evil Face Treats

Spider Cookie Ideas

Horror Movie Theme Cookie Ideas

IT movie theme cookies

Horror Movie Theme Cookie Ideas

Halloween Cookie Flavours

Now that you have some inspiration for your Halloween cookie, let’s pick a flavor. These 3 flavor ideas are my favorite, so I’ll share them.

Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Chocolate chip cookies are another easy cookie to make for Halloween. Make the dough spooky by adding orange or black food coloring. Chocolate chips with Halloween themes are also an option.

Peanut Butter Cookies:

Halloween sprinkles can make peanut butter cookies into a tasty spooky treat. Use a Halloween cookie cutter to make spooky shapes.

Oatmeal Cookies:

Use a Halloween cookie cutter to make spooky shapes. With some Halloween-themed mix-ins, oatmeal cookies can be made festive for Halloween and a hearty treat. Try adding in chocolate chips, raisins, and chopped nuts.


Snickerdoodles are delicious cinnamon sugar cookie that is perfect for Halloween. Cinnamon sugar should be rolled over the dough before baking. Make spooky shapes with a Halloween cookie cutter.

These are just a few Halloween cookie ideas to get you started. Have fun making Halloween cookies!

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