Halloween Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10-15 mins

Yield: 12 cookies

Spooktacular halloween sugar cookies. This recipe is a basic sugar cookie recipe perfect for delicate shaped cookie cutters and for decorating with royal icing.


  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain (all-purpose) flour


  1. In a bowl or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract, stir well.
  3. Sift the flour into a separate bowl and add half the flour to the mixture and mix it in. Add the remaining flour and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
  4. Knead the ingredients together to make a soft dough, divide it into half, then wrap both halves in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 180℃/350℉/Gas Mark 4 and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  6. Remove half the dough from the fridge and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface to approx. 3mm thick.
  7. Cut out your shapes and transfer to the baking trays and bake for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.
  8. Repeat with the second half of the cookie dough and allow to cool.
  9. Decorate as desired.

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13 Comments on “Halloween Sugar Cookies”

  1. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel November 1, 2012 @1:22 am Reply

    Those cookies are so cute, Lisa!! Sad you only had two TOTers but at least you have tons of candy leftover :) Happy Halloween!!

    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 1, 2012 @2:27 am Reply

      Always a bonus. It's mine all mine! *cackles*

  2. luv what you do November 1, 2012 @2:15 am Reply

    These cookies are beautiful! You are so talented!
    I'd love one of those sandwich cookies!

  3. Emma Deirdre November 1, 2012 @8:29 am Reply

    Aww that's awful having so few TOTers.....I live in apartment and have had none if that makes you feel better!!! These cookies are so cute, the decoration is great. I've made sugar cookies before but the recipe was slightly different....may just have to give this one a go...Happy Halloween!!! :-)

  4. CCU November 1, 2012 @8:14 pm Reply

    So so adorable my friend and perfect for the delicious occasion :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. lisa November 1, 2012 @9:07 pm Reply

    Adorable - well done!

  6. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom November 2, 2012 @1:24 am Reply

    Love these!!!! so cute and perfectly decorated! LOVE!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 2, 2012 @1:47 am Reply

    You are so talented, these are gorgeous Lisa! I think I need to make sugar cookies. Yum!

  8. Liz November 2, 2012 @1:59 am Reply

    Your Halloween cookies are so darned cute!!! I stink at icing, so admire your hard work even more!!!!

  9. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen November 2, 2012 @4:00 am Reply

    My favorite is the ghost! It's too adorable for words!

  10. ATasteOfMadness November 3, 2012 @7:44 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness, these are ridiculously cute! I can't believe I didn't make anything for halloween this year! Oh well, there is always next year :)


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