Easy Halloween Cookies with Sprinkles

These Easy Halloween Cookies with Sprinkles are soft, chewy, and the perfect festive addition to your Halloween parties! All your little ghouls and goblins will gobble them up!

Looking for more Halloween treats? Try Witch’s Brew Cauldron Brownies or Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs!

These soft and chewy Halloween Sprinkle Cookies are the perfect option for a festive holiday dessert! These made-from-scratch sugar cookies are ready to go in just about an hour! They are the perfect option for a quick treat to share with family or friends, or as a last-minute addition to the kids classroom party! I mean, what kid doesn’t love sprinkles??

Why you will love this easy Halloween cookies:

  • Soft & chewy sugar cookies all dressed up for Halloween
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Great for kids to help with
  • Perfect to package up and take on the go for parties

How to Make Halloween Sprinkle Cookies

  1. Make the Dough – You are going to mix together the butter and sugars, then add in the egg and vanilla. These cookies have just the right amount of vanilla flavor! Lastly you are going to mix in the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, and salt. Your dough will be crumbly at this point, that’s ok. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Add the Halloween Fun – This is the part the kids will love to help with! You are going to split your cookie dough into three portions. To each portion you are going to add one of the food colorings, so you end with three different colors of dough. Then you take a small portion of each dough and gently roll them together to form one swirled cookie dough ball. Complete the steps until all of the cookies are formed, and you are out of dough. Then you take the dough and roll them in the mix of sprinkles. Place the cookie dough balls on a greased baking sheet and then let them chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. Bake the Cookies – While the dough is chilling, preheat your oven. Then you will bake the cookies for about 15-18 minutes. To make sure the cookies stay soft and chewy, you want to pull them out right as the edges are starting to turn golden brown. If you watch the tops of the cookies, you want to pull them out once the tops don’t have that ‘glossy’ look. Then let your cookies cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

How to Store Leftover rcookies

These Halloween Sprinkle Cookies will stay delicious for about 3-4 days, even though they probably won’t last that long. You will want to store them at room temperature in an airtight Tupperware container or large Ziploc bag.

Variations and Substitutions

Since the base of this recipe is a simple sugar cookie, you can swap out the food coloring and sprinkles to match any season for a year-round dessert! Here are a few of our favorite swaps:

  • Christmas – sub red and green food coloring with holiday sprinkles
  • Valentine’s Day – go pink and red with heart sprinkles for a lovely treat
  • 4th of July – use red and blue food coloring, leaving one portion of dough ‘white’ and add in star sprinkles

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Halloween Cookies with Sprinkles


These Easy Halloween Cookies with Sprinkles are soft, chewy, and the perfect festive addition to your Halloween parties! All your little ghouls and goblins will gobble them up!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Neon green, orange, and purple food coloring
  • Halloween sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream together the butter and both sugars until fluffy. Then, beat in the egg and vanilla.
  2. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. The dough will be very crumbly.
  3. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
  4. Divide the dough into three equal portions. Add the neon green food coloring to the first portion, orange food coloring to the second, and purple to the third.
  5. Take a small portion of each of the three colored doughs and roll together to form a ball. You want the colors to swirl together, not completely mix. Repeat the process until you’ve used up all the dough.
  6. Roll the tops and sides of the cookie dough in your Halloween sprinkles and place on a greased cookie sheet. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Remove the baking sheet from the fridge, and then bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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