These Decorated Bat Sugar Cookies for Halloween are not to spooky and yummy to gobble up! All of your little ghosts and costumed kids of all ages will love these cookies.
Decorated sugar cookies are ideal for any occasion. You can let the kids decorate them and it makes everyone happy. My recipe is below but just so you know, you can even use store bought cookie dough for cut out cookies. Yes, there I said it!
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Be sure to scroll all the way down where you will find LOTS MORE Halloween Treats recipes from talented fun loving food bloggers AND a Big Giveaway!! Enter to win 1 of 6 prizes from our Sponsors!
My family has been spending Halloween evening together for many years. Hubby and I usually go over to our daughter’s home for dinner. She always makes this Taco Soup recipe. After dinner we go Trick or Treating with the grandchildren. It has been such fun for many years.
Time marches on and the grandchildren are not little anymore. They are all old enough to go out Trick or Treating together and with their friends now so our game plan is different.
Last year we still went to our daughter’s home for the traditional Taco soup dinner. We love that but we sat a big table up in the driveway and and gave out candy. There were three families giving out candy so we got to Ooooo and Ahhhh at the costumes and the little kids. It was such fun!
This year, we will stay home and do the same thing in our own driveway. Watch my Instagram stories on Oct. 7th and 8th and I will tell you more about exactly what we are handing out for Halloween this year.
While sugar cookies are always good by themselves, decorated sugar cookies tend to add a little more pizzazz to events! Black icing with white eyes just screams Halloween! Doesn’t it!
Let the kids ice the cookies! Using the Wilton tube icing makes it easier for you and them!
- 4 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Sticks plus 2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 2 Large eggs
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. milk
Add the sifted flour, salt and baking powder into a medium size bowl and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffly then add the vanilla, eggs and milk continuing to mix.
Gradually add the dry ingredients a little at a time into the creamed mixture until well blended.
Divide the dough in half. Shape into round disk or long logs and wrap with plastic wrap or wax paper and refrigerate. Allow to cool for about one hour before rolling out to bake. Can be refrigerated overnight.
Preheat the oven to 375°
Remove the first disk of dough from the refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface or pastry mat like this one.
Use a rolling pin to roll the cookie dough to about 1/4" thickness. Cut the cookies out using the cookie cutter of your choice.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack. Do not ice until completely cool.
I used Wilton Icing in a tube like this one.
Let the kids decorate the cookies!
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
- Pet Ghost Pudding Cups from Big Bear’s Wife
- Hocus Pocus Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Monster Strawberry Cupcakes from 4 Sons R Us
- Easy Day of the Dead Cake from Pastry Chef Online
- Small Batch Pumpkin Cupcakes from Cookaholic Wife
- Bloody Red Eyed Velvet Cupcakes from Our Good Life
- Zombie Dirt Cups from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Cauldron Cupcakes from Jen Around the World
- Caramel Apple Blondies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
- Halloween Hash Snack Mix from Sweet Beginnings
- Haunted Halloween Dessert Tray from For the Love of Food
- Oozing Caramel Truffle from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Ghostly Freakyshake from Lemon Blossoms
- Pumpkin Cheese Ball ~ Festive Halloween Cheeseboard from West Via Midwest
- Candy Corn White Russian from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Monster Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cream Cheese Dip from Katie’s Cucina
- Spiced Chocolate Monster Truffles from My Sweet Zepol
- Halloween Bat Sugar Cookies from Intelligent Domestications
For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)
Prize # 6– Litehouseis giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.