Halloween Sugar Cookies

by Tiffany Tang

Decorated Halloween Sugar Cookies

Decorated Halloween Sugar Cookies

The photo is how this decorated Halloween sugar cookies recipe should turn out.

This Halloween recipe for sugar cookies is passed down from my grandma. It is very popular among the children and even the adults in our family.

It's funny because every Halloween when I bake these cookies, everyone fights for them! Even the adults are acting like kids trying to get the first batch out of the oven! It's simply amazing how the cookies can disappear so fast and so quick in the blink of an eye!

I absolutely love this recipe and I hope you will too. Also, sometimes when we don't feel like buying the junk food treats to give out to kids on trick-or-treat nights, instead we bake fresh cookies out of the oven which are safe and allergy free for everyone! The kids go nuts for them!

Halloween Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  1. Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool. Add sugar, eggs, and molasses, beat well.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to the pan. Mix well and chill 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Form into walnut-size balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Or roll out and cut with Fall/Halloween cookie cutters and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp. If they do lose their softness, an easy way to restore it is to place one slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a couple of hours or overnight and they will be soft again!

Feel free to decorate the cookies by putting icing or coloured sugar designs on top of them! Taste best when eaten fresh right out of the oven! ENJOY!


Thanks for this yummy Halloween recipe! It sounds delicious and looks very festive. It doesn't sound like you'll have to worry about them losing their freshness with everyone fighting over them.

Yum! I'm going to have to give this recipe a try. Thanks again for sharing it with us. If you've got any other goodies up your sleeve, please feel free to add them under the appropriate category on our favorites page.

Happy Holidays!

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Oct 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

The title of the recipe says "Halloween sugar cookies" However, the ingredients make GINERBREAD cookies.

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