Candy isn’t the only treat we love this Halloween! From bats to pumpkins, candy corn to witch fingers, these Halloween cookie decorating ideas are sure to make your next spooky celebration a sweet one! 

Looking for some fun activities to do with the whole family this Halloween? We’ve got just the thing! Forgo the trick-or-treating and spend some time together baking and decorating these Halloween cookies. With something for every level of decorator, these cookies are spooktacular for celebrating! Boo appetite!

1. Bright Neon Halloween Cookies

Get your glow on with these Neon Halloween Cookies. A fun treat for Halloween parties or small get-togethers, these cookies are decorated using royal icing, so they’re easy to package and gift to loved ones. Pipe fun messages or icons like we did here, or use your imagination to create your own neon designs!

2. Pastel Halloween Cookies

These pastel cookies are all dressed up for Halloween fun! Featuring fun shapes, such as bats, tombstones, witch cauldrons, pumpkins and spider webs, these Halloween cookies would be a great addition to your celebration. And since they’re decorated with royal icing, they are easy to store and package for gifting to friends and family.

3. Black and Gold Skull Cookies

Hosting a spooky soiree this year? These glittering Black and Gold Skull Cookies will put the perfect finishing touch on your celebration. They’re decorated using Metallic Cake Paint and sanding sugars, so they will actually glimmer and shine when they’re done!

4. Halloween Party Cookies

Go big or go home with these larger-than-life Halloween Party Cookies. Choose between a ghost with a cute jack-o-lantern, or a jack-o-lantern with batty eyes. Since they’re decorated using royal icing, these cookies package easily, making them great for sneaking into lunch boxes as a fun Halloween surprise for the kids!

5. Halloween Sugar Cookies

Keep it classic with these simple Halloween Sugar Cookies. Decorated using our Black and Orange Cookie Icing, these cookies are great for kids and beginning decorators. Use a variety of sprinkles and candy eyeballs to decorate them, or use the tip of the icing bottles to pipe on your decorations.

6. Halloween Spider Sugar Cookies

No need to fear these spiders, they’re made with candy so they’re extra sweet! Use your favorite color of Candy Melts candy to create these adorable Halloween Spider Cookies. A candy disc is used for the body, then the legs are piped on using melted candy and candy eyes are added to finish things off. A quick and easy dessert for last-minute celebrations, these Halloween cookies are no trick, all treat!

7. Spooky Face Halloween Sugar Cookies

Looking for an easy Halloween cookie that still looks great? Try these Spooky Face Halloween Sugar Cookies! Simply divide your sugar cookie dough into three equal portions, then tint each portion using food coloring for desired colors. Half the decorating is now done! When they’re cool, use black icing and sanding sugar to add facial features.

8. Pumpkin Emoji Cookies

No need to carve pumpkins this year – just pipe a cute face on these adorable emoji-inspired pumpkin cookies. Make a heart-eye pumpkin for the boy or ghoul you love, or make spooky grinning pumpkins for neighbors and friends. A fun project to do at home with the kids, these expressive pumpkin cookies are sure to become a family favorite!

9. Day of the Dead Cookies

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with these festive Halloween skull cookies. A fun challenge for those wanting to show off their piping skills, these cookies are sure to make a striking impact. For a super colorful design, use tinted icing instead of black to pipe the facial decorations!

10. Witch Finger Cookies

These cookies have the spooky Halloween touch! Decorated using piping gel and strips of fondant, these Witch Finger Cookies are a fun and unique treat! Arrange them on a platter or use them as a cupcake topper for a bewitching presentation!

11. Devilish Meringue Halloween Cookies

These cute meringue cookies are devilishly good! Light and crispy, you don’t have to feel bad about indulging in two or three of these airy sweets.

12. Candy Corn Cookies

Not everyone likes candy corn, but everyone will love these Candy Corn Cookies! Made using our tasty roll-out cookie dough and decorated using white, orange and yellow sanding sugar, these cookies are great for kids and beginning decorators. Serve alongside a pumpkin-spiced latte for the perfect cute Halloween treat!

13. Ghost Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy, these Ghost Sugar Cookies are a great Halloween treat!

Need a few more fun Halloween treat ideas to inspire you during the spooky season? Explore even more delicious Halloween cakes, cupcakes and other treats, online from Wilton!​

​Trick or treat! What’s your favorite pick among these Halloween sweet treats? Let us know in the comments below or share a picture of your delicious Halloween cookie decorating successes on Instagram and tag us @wiltoncakes!

Shaped cookies decorated in black royal icing with pink bats, orange jack-o-lanterns, and "boo" drawn like neon signs

13 Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas

Candy isn’t the only treat we love this Halloween! From bats to pumpkins, candy corn to witch fingers, these Halloween cookie decorating ideas are sure to make your next spooky celebration a sweet one!
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