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Easy Halloween Cookie Recipe

This Halloween Cookie Recipe is easy and festive for the fall season. These chocolate chip cookie sandwiches are made from scratch and with simple decorating they make a fantastic Halloween dessert. Enjoy this delightfully stuffed Halloween Cookie!

Three Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange and Black Sprinkles for Halloween displayed on white plate

Easy Halloween Cookie Recipe made from scratch chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

Halloween Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy way to re-imagine a favorite recipe into a festive holiday dessert. These Halloween cookies are wonderfully satisfying because each one uses two chocolate chip cookies along with a sweet creamy middle and crunchy sugar sprinkles.

I know everyone has an opinion on the texture of chocolate chip cookies. Are you a chewy or crunchy fan?

For this Halloween cookie recipe, the cookies start off soft and will harden over time. The sturdier cookie is good for this recipe because we want it to hold together well when eating. But, I’ve added a few variations in the ingredients and instructions for a slightly chewier recipe if that’s more your style.

Also, you can use this same recipe for ANY holiday by simply changing out the color theme of the sprinkles. Don’t you just love an easy and versatile holiday dessert recipe? Oh yes!

One stuffed halloween chocolate chip cookie displayed on a spatula to showcase the black and orange sprinkles along the middle of the cookie sandwich.

 

Halloween Cookie Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need all the typical chocolate chip cookie ingredients: Flour, brown and white sugar, butter, egg, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.

We’re aiming for a nice flat cookie that is sturdy enough to hold together when taking a bite after it’s stuffed. We don’t want the cookie to fall apart and leave you holding a handful of messy frosting.

For the stuffing, we use Vanilla Frosting and decorate the sides with black and orange sprinkles.

All ingredients for this Halloween Cookie Recipe displayed on white background.

Ingredient Variations for Chewier Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can make this Halloween Cookie Recipe slightly chewier with a few tweaks to the ingredients. Again, I don’t suggest going for an ultra, ultra chewy cookie because you want the cookies to hold their shape when taking a bite!

You can tweak ingredients in one of the following ways for a slightly chewier cookie:

  • Add one extra egg yolk to the batter.
  • Substitute a small portion of the white sugar with more brown sugar. Brown sugar has more moisture in it.
  • Slightly under bake the cookies in the oven by 2 minutes and then let them slowly continue cooking by just sitting on the baking pan outside of the oven.

How To Make Easy Halloween Cookies

Step 1: Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

Step 2: Combine brown sugar, white sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Mix until the ingredients are well blended.

Stick of butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla extract and baking soda in a large bowl.

Here’s our well blended ingredients with a nice, even consistency.

Evenly mixed stick of butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla extract and baking soda in a large bowl.

Step 3: Go ahead an preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 4: Add the dry flour ingredients from the bowl you’ve set aside in step 1.

Stir in the ingredients together with a fork until everything is well blended together. It’s actually easier to slowly add the flour mixture and stir as you go.

Adding flour to batter in bowl.

Step 5: Add chocolate chips

Fold the chocolate chips into the batter with a spatula or even a fork. Fold softly until the chocolate chips are completely mixed into the batter.

After flour is mixed in, adding chocolate chips into bowl.

Step 6: Scoop about a tablespoon of cookie dough onto a baking pan and form a little ball. 

Make sure to either line the pan with parchment paper or use a a really good non-stick pan.

Scoops of raw batter on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 6: Bake for 10-12 minutes.

For slightly chewier cookies, bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven. Then let them sit on the baking pan to continue slowly cooking in the middle.

Baked chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack.

Step 7: Add a thick layer of Vanilla frosting to every other cookie. Then take one of the un-frosted cookies and place on top of a frosted one to create the cookie sandwich.

Covering half of the chocolate chip cookies with vanilla frosting displayed on cooling rack.

Step 8: Add sprinkles to the edges of the frosting.

I find it easiest to just dip the sides into a bowl of mixed sprinkles until the frosting is fully covered. Although, you’ll waste a good portion of sprinkles unless you make several batches of these cookies. Alternatively, simply pinch a few sprinkles and pat them into the frosting.

Three stuffed chocolate chip cookies with Halloween sprinkles displayed on white plate.

Don’t forget to save this Halloween Cookie recipe to Pinterest or print out the recipe card below so you can use it as any holiday dessert. Just change up the color scheme of the sprinkles!

Enjoy!

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Three Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange and Black Sprinkles for Halloween displayed on white plate

Easy Halloween Cookie Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These easy Halloween Cookies are fun and festive for the fall season. This homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe just needs a few extra ingredients to turn them into delightfully delicious Halloween Cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Colorful Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, sugar and butter, egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Make tablespoon sized balls and place on a nonstick pan or a parchment paper lined baking pan. Use a spoon to slightly flatten.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Place on cooling rack.
  9. Once cookies have cooled, spread vanilla frosting on the inside of every other cookie.
  10. Place a cookie on top to make a cookie sandwich.
  11. Dip the edges into a bowl filled with sprinkles.

Notes

You can tweak ingredients in one of the following ways for a slightly chewier cookie:

  • Add one extra egg yolk to the batter.
  • Substitute a small portion of the white sugar with more brown sugar. Brown sugar has more moisture in it.
  • Slightly under bake the cookies in the oven by 2 minutes and then
    let them slowly continue cooking by just sitting on the baking pan
    outside of the oven.

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