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Halloween Sugar Cookies and Frosting Recipe

Updated on October 28, 2012
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Sugar cookies with frosting cut into little fun shapes are holiday staples, mainly for Halloween. I don’t know how many people still make them from scratch, but I have noticed how many varieties there are to buy at the supermarket.

Here is a fun little recipe to make at home during Halloween (or for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving or just about any holiday or fun occasion or a themed party).

It is true that these halloween sugar cookies are time consuming, but they taste fantastic and are actually just as much fun to make and decorate as they are to eat.

In the end these spooky cookies are worth the time and effort to make (but they will disappear fast then you make them...Enjoy!

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wrapped and chilled dough
wrapped and chilled dough | Source



1 cup (2 sticks) of salted butter, softened (if you have unsalted butter, add ½ teaspoon of salt)

1 cup of white sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 cup of all-purpose or cake flour

2 Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


2 cup powdered sugar

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1/8 to ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

(Assorted food coloring colors)

(Assorted festive cookies cutters)

Cut and ready for the oven.
Cut and ready for the oven. | Source
Cooling before frosting.
Cooling before frosting. | Source

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1. Using a standing mixer, or egg beater, cream butter and sugar.

2. Add vanilla and mix.

3. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.

4. Stir in milk.

5. Sift together flour and baking power.

6. Mix flour, in thirds, into beaten eggs and butter mixture.

7. After dough is well incorporated, cut into two equal sections. Wrap them in separate plastic wraps, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or, even better, overnight.

8. Take one section of dough and roll out into a ¼ inch thickness.

9. Preheat oven to 325 degrees f.

10. Cut with desired cookie cutters and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Give a least an inch between cookies.

11. Bake for 8-11 minutes until cookies are little golden brown.

12. Cool on a wire rack, and repeat procedure until all cookies are baked. (You can use second cookie dough half or freeze for up to six months, but if you are going to use it, wait until first batch is done, before taking it out of the fridge. The dough is mostly butter and will start to melt if left out.)

13. For the frosting, using an egg beater, or standing mixer, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla.

14. Add milk in small portions, and continue mixing until desired consistency is reached.

15. Add food color as desired. (NOTE: if you are going to make multiple colors separate the frosting into portions BEFORE adding coloring. If you make a mistake and coloring goes wrong, just add chocolate powder/ground chocolate and use it.)

16. Decorate as desired. Use sprinkles, candies, gummies and/or cinnamon buttons are always fun.


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    • Edgar Arkham profile image

      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading. Making sugar cookies (or even any type of cookies or dessert) sure brings the family together, especially around the holiday! Cheers!

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      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Fantastic Hub and sugar cookie recipe. This is a recipe perfect for the entire family. It is easy enough for kids to learn and remember forever, ultimately teaching their kids. Thank you!

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      CreateHubpages 6 years ago

      Sugar cookies is one of the my favorite cookies.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing. Bookmark for later use. Voted up and useful.

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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      Great recipe for home made cookies. I love the one made into the shape of an orange

      Thanks for SHARING Up and awesome