These Halloween treats are next level.
Come October 31, the best way to get in the spooky spirit is with homemade Halloween cookies. With these better-than-candy ideas, you can choose to make your dough from scratch or upgrade store-bought treats with chocolate, icing, and edible decorations. Whether you choose to make meringues, sandwich cookies, or makeover ready-made baked goods, these easy and delicious desserts will serve as the ultimate warmup for your kid's trick-or-treating festivities. Plus, if you're planning a Halloween party, these grab-and-go treats, which are best served with one of these non-alcoholic brews or party punches, let your guests satisfy their sweet tooth without stealing the other party snacks' thunder. (We're talking about deviled eyeballs, obviously.)
Since most of these treats are totally kid-friendly, get your own little monsters involved to help make these ghost, mummy, and witch cookies. Or just have 'em decorate the monster cookies because, well, it makes sense. Before you start baking these spooky yet sweet recipes (FYI, we included some no-bake cookie options, too.), gather your most festive sprinkles, food coloring, icing, and cookie cutters. Once you have all your necessary decorating supplies, grab your apron (or witch costume, your call) and get creative with these party-ready ideas.