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Halloween Sugar Cookies | PiperCooks
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Decorated Halloween Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies are perfect for Halloween when they're decorated with royal icing and turned into ghosts, zombie bunnies, boo squares and pumpkins.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: cookie
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: cookies, decorated, ghost, halloween, iced, icing, pumpkin, royal icing, vampire
Servings: 24 depending on cutter
Calories: 209kcal


For the Cookies

For the Royal Icing

  • ½ cup meringue powder
  • 1 cup less about a tablespoon or so
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar


For the Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add egg and extracts and mix.
  • Combine dry ingredients in separate small bowl then add to bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill about 20-30 minutes before rolling and cutting.
  • Sprinkle minimal flour on the counter and then on top of dough. Roll out. Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes. (Dough can be re-rolled. I usually refrigerate for 20 minutes first.)
  • Place on baking sheet, leaving space in between. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked and bottom or edges begin to turn golden.
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack before frost.
  • Cookies freeze well.

For the Royal Icing

  • Using a stand mixer, mix together the meringue powder and water.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix slowly until incorporated and then on high until stiff peaks are achieved, 5 minutes or so.
  • Color with gel food coloring.


*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. Estimate is per serving.


Calories: 209kcal