by Kristin Grilli
Halloween is just around the corner and chances are you haven’t a minute to spare. With costumes to prep, candy to package and pumpkins to carve, you may be left wondering when you’ll have time to bake the special Halloween treats you promised.
Fear not my pretties; your cookie dilemma is over. We’ve uncovered four “spooktacular,” easy-to-prepare Halloween treats that can be assembled in 30 minutes or less. This will leave you with more time to actually enjoy Halloween, instead of just preparing for it!
Witch Hat Cookies
These Witch Hats from food.com couldn’t be cuter or easier to prepare – you’ll just need 3 simple ingredients and 15 minutes to spare. To assemble a Witch Hat cookie, attach one unwrapped Hersey’s kiss to the fudge side of a fudge-striped shortbread cookie (attach using orange decorating icing). Next, pipe the orange decorating icing around the base of the Hersey’s kiss to complete the look of the hat. If you feel inspired, go ahead and add a bow or other decoration to the hat to customize your cookie. See the full recipe here.
Nutter Butter cookies from Nabisco form the shape of these ghostly treats from kraftrecipes.com. To prepare, you’ll need 2 squares of white chocolate, Nutter Butter cookies and cake decorating gel in black. The entire cookie decorating process takes less than 15 minutes, but it is a great activity to invite children to participate in if you have the extra time. See the full recipe here.
Halloween Cat Cookies
What Halloween party would be complete without “scary” cat cookies? To get started with assembling these cookies from tasteofhome.com, you’ll need 1 tube (18 ounces) of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, candy corn, chocolate frosting, thin chocolate wafers and red shoestring licorice. While the cookies do require baking, you can save time by using prepared chocolate chip cookie dough. Once the cookies have baked and cooled, you can begin the decorating process and watch as your cat cookies begin to take shape. The total prep time is 30 minutes. See the full recipe here.
Mummy Cookie Pops
Darling and delicious, these mummy cookies from celebrations.com will be a guaranteed hit at a children’s Halloween party. To save time, we recommend using prepared cookie dough. Some of the other supplies you’ll need include white fondant, candy eyeballs, royal icing and white food coloring. Begin by preparing the fondant for decorating while the cookies are baking. Once cool, the cookies can be decorated in less than 30 minutes. See the full recipe here.
How much time do you like to spend baking? Which treat will you make?