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17 Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas

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These decorating ideas will be loved by your whole family!

These decorating ideas will be loved by your whole family!

Make Some Spooky Baked Goods for Halloween

Could you use some ideas for decorating your Halloween cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops? Do you like to make the treats that you give on Halloween Eve?

If you'd rather bake and decorate cookies, cupcakes, or cake pops than make other types of Halloween treats, this article will provide pictures of baked and beautifully decorated Halloween treats, along with links to the instructions. Just bag one of these baked treats in clear cellophane tied with a length of fall-colored curly ribbon, and you'll have a treat that you'll love to give. For a party, arrange a group or plate of your decorated masterpieces and display them as a centerpiece.

How to Decorate Your Halloween Treats

  1. Zombie Marshmallow Pops
  2. Meringue Ghost Cupcakes
  3. Candy Apples
  4. Spider Pops or Cupcake Toppers
  5. Owl Cookies
  6. Rice Krispie Ghosts
  7. Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies
  8. Spider Cupcakes
  9. Pumpkin Pie Pops
  10. Harvest Crow-eos
  11. Dead Fingers
  12. Halloween Cake Pops
  13. Cookie Monsters
  14. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
  15. Meringue Ghosts
  16. Nutter Butter Ghosts
  17. Vampire Denture Cookies
You can create a whole army of adorable zombie marshmallow pops!

You can create a whole army of adorable zombie marshmallow pops!

1. Zombie Marshmallow Pops

This is a very cute and extremely easy treat to make. To find out how to make them, go to the decorated cookie.

By simply adding two little eyes, you can turn a dollop of meringue into a ghost.

By simply adding two little eyes, you can turn a dollop of meringue into a ghost.

2. Meringue Ghost Cupcakes

I think these are my favorite decorated cupcakes. They are so cute and so very simple to make. Go to JENNY STEFFENS HOBICK for the recipe and instructions.

Although they're not a baked good like the rest of these ideas, candy apples are a Halloween classic.

Although they're not a baked good like the rest of these ideas, candy apples are a Halloween classic.

3. Candy Apples

Okay, so these aren't cookies, cupcakes, or cake pops, but I had to add them because I think they're the perfect Halloween treat. And they look sooo beautiful. Find the recipe at my recipes.

Who knew spiders could be so cute (and chocolatey)?

Who knew spiders could be so cute (and chocolatey)?

4. Spider Pops or Cupcake Toppers

The little ghosts and goblins will have no problem eating these spiders. For the instructions for making these cute spider pops, go to the decorated cookie.

Turn a simple sugar cookie into a real hoot by following the directions for this owl-themed icing.

Turn a simple sugar cookie into a real hoot by following the directions for this owl-themed icing.

5. Owl Cookies

You'll get a great sugar cookie recipe and a royal icing recipe here. For the recipes and instructions, go to sweetopia.

A quick dip in white chocolate turns an ordinary Rice Krispie bar into an extraordinary ghost!

A quick dip in white chocolate turns an ordinary Rice Krispie bar into an extraordinary ghost!

6. Rice Krispie Ghosts

Most of the kids I know love Rice Krispie bars, and they are very easy to make, so this is a great treat to make for Halloween. Go to THE idea ROOM for the instructions.

You can cut spooky faces into these pumpkin-shaped cookies, and the filling will peek through to provide a color contrast.

You can cut spooky faces into these pumpkin-shaped cookies, and the filling will peek through to provide a color contrast.

7. Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

This is another easy-to-do Halloween treat with eye-catching (and tasty) results. You'll find the recipes needed for this cookie at The Gardening Cook.

Decorate these spiders to look like black widows, and your guests will do a double-take.

Decorate these spiders to look like black widows, and your guests will do a double-take.

8. Spider Cupcakes

To make these cupcakes extra scary, the spiders on the webs are black widows. Go to the 6 Bittersweets website for the recipes and instructions needed for these cupcakes.

Make pumpkin pie easier to eat at a party by turning it into pie pops!

Make pumpkin pie easier to eat at a party by turning it into pie pops!

9. Pumpkin Pie Pops

This is such a cute idea. I think it would be great for a Halloween dinner dessert. Find the recipe at the domestic rebel.

You can decorate Oreo cookies in so many evocative ways. Here, they're turned into a flock of crows bothering a scarecrow.

You can decorate Oreo cookies in so many evocative ways. Here, they're turned into a flock of crows bothering a scarecrow.

10. Harvest Crow-eos

Make these crows and scarecrow using Oreo cookies—what could be easier? You'll find the instructions at Party Pinching. I love these. You have to scan down on the page to find these cookies, but you'll see other great ideas along the way.

These cookie fingers look sooooo creepy, but they're also sooooo yummy!

These cookie fingers look sooooo creepy, but they're also sooooo yummy!

11. Dead Fingers

To me, these are scarier than the spiders. Find out how to make them at the CakeJournal site.

There are so many Halloween motifs you can use for your cake pops: mummies, candy corn, Frankenstein, zombies, monsters, ghosts, pumpkins, and more!

There are so many Halloween motifs you can use for your cake pops: mummies, candy corn, Frankenstein, zombies, monsters, ghosts, pumpkins, and more!

12. Halloween Cake Pops

Find out how easy it is to make cake pops by reading the recipe and instructions at BEE IN OUR BONNET.

These monsters are simple enough for kids to decorate, and they turn out great!

These monsters are simple enough for kids to decorate, and they turn out great!

These are really cute, and the kids will love helping to make them. Find the recipe and instructions at the decorated cookie.

These startled spiders create a funny and tempting Halloween cookie.

These startled spiders create a funny and tempting Halloween cookie.

14. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

I never thought I'd say this, but those spiders look good enough to eat. Only peanut butter spiders are good to eat, though.

This is another idea that involves turning meringue into a little ghost.

This is another idea that involves turning meringue into a little ghost.

15. Meringue Ghosts

These are just too cute to eat! That's what you'll hear when your visitors see these cute little ghosts. Find the instructions at my recipes.

16. Nutter Butter Ghosts

Marshmallows, modeling chocolate (or almond bark), and some jam look alarmingly like teeth and gums!

Marshmallows, modeling chocolate (or almond bark), and some jam look alarmingly like teeth and gums!

17. Vampire Denture Cookies

These are quick and easy to make, using store-bought cookies, jam, and marshmallows. Find the recipe at Nerdy Mamma. The kids will love helping to make these.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

floppypoppygift1 on September 17, 2012:

Your suggestions look easy & adorable! Great lens! Cheers~cb

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