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Halloween Cookies
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  • Recipe Servings: 10
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  • BOO! Halloween is here and its time to entertain your guests with some spooky cookies. Shape them like Jack-o'-lanterns, witches hat, bats, ghosts or whatever you want.


  • For the templates:
  • Thick paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

  • For the cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cup maida / flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (Use normally available butter. In case you are using unsalted butter add 1/2 tsp salt to the dough)
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • 2 Tbsp cold milk

  • For the icing:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • 1-2 drops food coloring, orange, yellow, purple ( According to the template you choose)


  1. Make paper templates. Cut paper into shapes of ghost, tombstone, Jack-o'-lanterns, witches hat etc. Keep aside.
  2. In a bowl mix together maida, powdered sugar, nutmeg powder.
  3. Add: Butter and vanilla essence.
  4. Knead the dough together with milk till it sticks together.
  5. Roll out the dough to a 1/2 cm thickness. With the prepared templates (Ghost, tombstone, Jack-o'-lanterns, witches hat etc.) cut out the cookie dough in different shapes with a butter knife.
  6. Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes at 180 degree C.
  7. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Brush the cookies with some icing and serve.

  9. For the Icing:
  10. In a bowl mix all the ingredients together to form a thick paste.

    You can add food coloring according to your cookie theme. Orange if your cookies are shaped like pumpkins, purple/black for hats and bats and so on.
  11. Brush the cookies with this icing. It hardens on cooling.
  12. Serve.