Halloween sugar cookies recipe

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Halloween sugar cookies filled with cream cheese frosting will be the hit at any Halloween party you attend or have. Make them once and you will be making them all year long.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sugar cookies, frosted sugar cookies, decorated sugar cookies, halloween sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 205kcal
Author Shannon
Cost $10



Sugar cookie dough

  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • 2 16oz containers whipped cream cheese frosting
  • ½ cup powdered sugar divided
  • Orange and black food gel/coloring
  • Orange sugar sprinkles


Sugar cookies

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add sour cream and half of the dry ingredients. Mix for 1 minute. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut out sugar cookies. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top every other cookie with sugar sprinkles and bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.


  • Using two separate mixing bowls make the frosting. Add one container of whipped cream cheese frosting, ¼ cup powdered sugar and orange gel food coloring to one bowl and mix until combined.
  • Repeat for the black frosting.
  • Once cookies have cooled, place frosting in a piping bag or use a spatula and frost the cookies without the sprinkles.
  • Grab one cookie with sprinkles and one cookie with frosting and gently sandwich them together. Continue to do the same with all the cookies. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg