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Halloween Cookie Recipes for Kids

Updated on August 10, 2008
Photo: annethelibrarian, Flickr
Photo: annethelibrarian, Flickr

Kids' Halloween recipes are so fun, and guess what? They're not just for kids! Adults get a kick out of eating crazy Halloween foods too. Nothing livens up a Halloween party like festive food. Halloween recipes for kids can be found in a variety of places. Here we've got some fun family recipes for Halloween cookies. Some of these Halloween recipes for children are so easy that the kids can prepare them! I hope you have fun!

Witch Finger Cookies

It's a multi-step process, but the results are worth it!

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
  • 1 tube red decorator gel

1. Beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla.

2. Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Working with one-quarter of the dough at a time (keeping the rest refrigerated), roll heaping teaspoons full of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press an almond firmly into one end for nail.

4. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape. Using a paring knife make slashes in several places to form knuckle. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet in 325 degree over for 20-25 minutes or until pale or golden. Let cool for three minutes.

5. Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

Makes about 5 dozen witch fingers

Scary Eyeballs

This one's super easy and no bake!

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Butterfinger candy bar, chopped into pieces
  • 2 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 pkg. Butterfinger BB's candies
  • 1 small tube red decorator icing

1. Line cookie sheet with wax paper; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter and butter until creamy.

3. Beat in powdered sugar, until mixture is moistened and holds together.

4. Stir in chopped Butterfinger candy bar.

5. Shape into 1-inch size balls (eyeballs) and place on prepared cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.

6. In microwave safe bowl, melt morsels and shortening on medium-high setting until creamy.

7. Remove cookie sheet from freezer. Using a toothpick, dip eyeballs into white chocolate. Let excess drip off, then return to cookie sheet.

8. Press 1 Butterfinger BB onto top of each eyeball to form pupil.

9/ Refrigerate eyeballs until chocolate is set. With tube of red decorator icing, pipe lines from pupil to create bloodshot markings.

10. Store covered in refrigerator, serve cold.

Makes about 30 eyeballs.

Black cat cookies

This Halloween recipe is a great one to let kids help with.

1 pkg. chocolate cake mix

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/3 cup water

2 large eggs

Toppings: granulated sugar, M&Ms, red hots candy

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter, eggs, and water.

3. Gradually add cake mix, stir well. The trick is to keep your hands and utensils slightly wet.

4. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

5. Dip bottom of drinking glass into granulated sugar and flatten each ball.

6. Pushing dough up and around top of cookie form two ears on each cookie.

7. Add small chocolate candies for eyes, and red hots for nose.

8. With the side of a fork or the edge of a butter knife form 3 whisker lines from each side of the red hot (nose).

9. Bake 9-11 minutes, then pull from oven. Let set for 1-2 minutes before transferring to cooling surface.

Makes about 44 cookies.

See Also:

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Recipes for Kids

How to Start the Halloween Boo in Your Neighborhood

Halloween Jokes For Kids: Sorted by Type

Kids Halloween Costumes: Quick and Cheap Homemade

Should You Let Your Kids Celebrate Halloween?

Best Halloween Books For Kids

Top Ten Tips for Trick-or-Treat Safety

How to Make a Halloween Boo Basket

Halloween Boo Poems and Signs

How to Get the Neighbors to Jump on the Boo Bandwagon

Halloween Bone Recipes For Kids


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    majehe09 8 years ago

    Yum! Great recipes. Have to make them for the grandkids!

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    majehe09 8 years ago

    Yum! Great recipes. Have to make them for the grandkids!

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    Sam 9 years ago

    Thanks lela, I will save it for later use.

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    aallen1971 9 years ago from SAINT MICHAEL

    I try the Witch Finger Cookies and taste great

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    Audrey V. 9 years ago

    Good recipes!