Halloween Cookies
Repeat Recipe

Halloween Cookies

I was looking for something in the kitchen when I came across the Halloween cookie cutters that I bought a few months back. Not to be deterred by the fact that Halloween had already passed, I decided to make my favorite sugar cookie recipe from my Grandma. These are the best Christmas cookies ever – they’re soft and light, and the icing is just right. I decided to try out freezing half of the dough this time around, too, to see if it’ll work for some Christmas cookies in December (or January if I decide to keep missing holidays!). These cookies are always a big hit, and they’re great all year round.

Halloween Cookies

Christmas Cookies
Helen Henderson

1 c butter
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar
3 1/2 c flour
3 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients.

Divide in half and chill for 1 hour. Roll out to 1/8” thick. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375° for 8 minutes.


1/3 c butter, softened
3 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk

Stir together until smooth.

Makes about 6 dozen.

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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