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Halloween Cookies

  • Author: Ana
  • Total Time: 1 hour 21 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


Soft and chewy cookies that are covered in spooky toppings. The perfect treat for Halloween!  



Units Scale
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 c brown sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix (3.4 oz.)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 c All-purpose flour (gluten-free also works)
  • 1/4 c sprinkles
  • 3/4 c M&Ms
  • Candy eyes (as many as you like!)


  1. Use a stand or hand mixer to mix the butter and sugar together until the butter looks fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, and combine. Mix in the instant pudding mix, baking soda, and salt until evenly distributed.
  2. Add in the flour bit by bit, mixing after each addition. Mix in the sprinkles, M&Ms, or toppings of your choice.
  3. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto a lined baking sheet. Cover them with cling film and place them in the fridge for an hour.
  4. While the dough chills preheat your oven to 350°F, and line another baking sheet. Take the dough out of the fridge and move half the cookies onto the 2nd baking sheet. Make sure there is enough space between each cookie while baking.
  5. Bake the cookies for 11 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Take them out of the oven and place some candy eyes on top of the fresh cookies.
  6. Let them cool for a few minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy them fresh, or store them in the fridge to eat later!
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: halloween cookies