The spooky spirit of Halloween makes it a favorite day for some, but also a day others try their best to avoid. Halloween is reminiscent of all the things people love about fall: from pumpkin picking and carving to haunted houses and even scary movies, everyone is certain to find something about the season that they absolutely love.

Whether or not you choose to dress up this upcoming October 31st, you’re most definitely going to indulge in some sweet treats. The Halloween season brings about some of the best of the best in terms of dessert, and here are our picks of the season for Halloween-inspired cookies:

Pumpkin cookie

What is more iconic of the Halloween season than pumpkins? From jack-o-lanterns to lattes, pumpkin makes an appearance nearly everywhere in the month of October.

Pumpkin cookies can come in many different forms. You may choose to break out the frosting and decorate a sugar cookie to look like a pumpkin, or maybe you’ll put your baking skills to the test and make a soft and chewy pumpkin flavored cookie. No matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed with pumpkin this season!

Candy

Nothing puts you in the Halloween spirit like candy! While everyone has their own childhood favorite, putting any type of sugary confection on a cookie is enough to make anyone smile.

Candy corn is definitely the sweet most typical of Halloween; but every kind of candy is a good choice as a cookie topping! Whether you prefer chocolates, chewy sweets, or hard candy, putting your favorite one on cookies this Halloween season is sure to be a hit!

Gooey caramel

Another flavor that’s iconic of the Halloween season is caramel. The sweet and sticky candy makes the perfect addition to any cookie by adding a deliciously gooey center.

The next time you’re whipping up a batch of your favorite cookies, consider adding in a piece of caramel and indulging in a gooey treat!

Creepy treats

Halloween is a holiday dedicated to all things creepy and scary, and that is shown in all aspects of the season. From home décor to music, there is a little something spooky in everything.

In order to truly celebrate the season, you might as well even decorate your cookies in a spooky fashion! This is where you can truly let your creativity shine and your ideas run wild. There are endless spooky cookie designs and shapes to explore. Eyeballs, spider webs, and ghosts are only the beginning–the rest is up to your imagination!

Skull cookies

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday honoring the dead that is celebrated around Halloween-time. One of the most iconic parts of the celebration are the elaborately decorated skulls.

Try out your decoration skills by decorating cookies in skull shapes in the typical Dia de los Muertos style. They’re so easy to make uniquely your own, and you can really use your creativity to show off your personal style.

Hopefully these ideas spark your imagination and get you ready for the upcoming Halloween season. Whether you try out one of these ideas or come up with your own unique design, make sure you send us pictures of your devilish creations!

It’s almost September, which means the most wonderful time of the year is only a few short months away. The holiday season is special for a number of reasons. For one, it’s a season devoted to spending time with loved ones. It’s also a time to reflect on the year as a whole and to give thanks. However, it’s also a time to bring out your most beloved holiday traditions. Whether you enjoy decorating the tree or decking the halls, everyone has a favorite seasonal activity. One of the most popular and time-honored holiday activities is decorating Christmas cookies. While decorating gingerbread men and snowflakes will always be fun, creating the same designs every year can get old. If you’re looking to branch out, these eight decoration ideas are sure to breathe new life into your favorite cookie recipes.

Half-dipped “ornaments”

If you love making ornament-shaped Christmas cookies, try this trend. After making a circular, bulb-shaped cookie, dip half of it in melted chocolate. Then, either leave the chocolate as is, or decorate the chocolate-covered half with sprinkles or other small candies. These fun cookies require little effort, but end up looking great.

Ornamental copycats

For another creative decoration idea that involves ornaments, try recreating the design of your favorite ornament on a cookie. Simply bake the cookie in the shape of that particular ornament and grab some colored icing. After that, tap into your artistic skills and get to work!

Haute snowmen

Sick of the same old snowmen cookies? Maybe it’s time to spice them up. Instead of the corncob pipe and top hat, try giving your snowmen cookies varied accessories. Plenty of interesting and edible accessories can be found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. Use these to create scarves, hats, and even shoes for your snowmen.

Ugly Christmas sweaters

Let’s be honest, ugly Christmas sweaters are a staple of the holiday season; the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re already seeing them everywhere, why not work them into your Christmas cookie repertoire? Even better, make an ugly Christmas sweater cookie that matches a sweater you already have.

Miniature gingerbread houses

No time to make a full-sized gingerbread house this year? Try making a cookie version! Just use a house-shaped cookie cutter, various candies, and plenty of icing.

Bite-sized look-alikes

What better to go with your mini gingerbread house than a mini cookie family? Whether modeled after your own family or conjured up from your imagination, personalized gingerbread people are a fun take on this holiday classic.

Poinsettia cookies

These bold and beautiful holiday flowers look just as good as Christmas cookies as they do around your home. Depending on what look you want, you can create these cookies in two different ways. If you’re looking for a faster and easier way to put these cookies together, you can simply use red icing to create the iconic holiday flower. However, if you’re looking for a more intricate design, you can create individual petal cookies and place them together to create the Poinsettia.

Smitten with mittens

Winter essentials, like mittens, make great Christmas cookies. Mitten-shaped cookie cutters are inexpensive and easy to find, making this a must for your holiday cookie batch. You can then stock up on icing and design your own mittens, or model them after a pair you already own. Want a full set? Create a hat or scarf cookie to match.

We hope these decorative ideas inspired you to start planning some out-of-the-box Christmas cookies ideas for this holiday season. Want to show off your creations? Make sure to share some photos of your holiday masterpieces with us!

Picture this: the smell of warm, fresh-baked cookies wafting through the air…it’s enough to make your mouth water. From chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin, the cookie options are truly endless, as are the ways people choose to enjoy them.

While it’s no secret that everyone loves cookies, the way people go about eating their favorite treat varies greatly. Although there are a truly unlimited ways to enjoy cookies, here are some of our favorite ways to eat them!

Cookies with milk

The classic. Dunking a warm, chocolate chip cookie into a cold glass of milk is one of the most satisfying ways to enjoy this sweet treat, and also probably the most common. From the after school snack to what’s left out for Santa, cookies and milk is something that can be enjoyed by anyone.

The smooth, creamy flavor of the milk complements the crunchiness of the cookie perfectly, which is exactly what makes it the perfect drink for washing down everyone’s favorite snack.

Ice cream sandwich cookies

One of the most iconic treats of summer is the ice cream sandwich. You can’t go wrong with a thick block of ice cream nestled between two delicious cookies. Whether or not you choose two of the same cookie or decide to switch it up and mix and match, there is no bad combination of an ice cream sandwich.

It’s no wonder the sound of the ice cream truck in the summer has kids running to get their own ice cream sandwich!

Raw

What’s better than raw cookie dough? Eating it when your mom said you can’t. Eating cookies raw is nostalgic and brings you back to your childhood memories of baking with your mom, which is why it’s one of the best ways to eat cookies.

No matter if you make cookie dough with the intention of eating it raw, or if you just like to lick the spoon after you make the batter, there’s no question that raw cookie dough will make you smile.

Cookie cake

Nothing is more traditional than a cookie cake at a birthday party. While it reminds you of your childhood, the cookie cake is something that can be enjoyed at all ages.

It’s the best option for frosting lovers and haters alike, and the design options are endless, which makes it perfect for any occasion. Cookie cakes are also perfect because they come in many sizes, making them the perfect treat for one person or for many.

Cookies with good company

No matter how you choose to enjoy your cookies, the absolute best way to eat them is when you share them with the people you love. You can give cookies for any number of reasons, or for absolutely no reason at all.

No matter what makes you choose to give someone cookies, we know that it will definitely make their day much sweeter. So the next time you’re in the mood to enjoy some cookies, pick up a few extra to share!

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Everyone loves cookies. We doubt you can think of a single person who doesn’t! Cookies are delicious, they’re a great snack or desert, they’re perfectly sized portions, and cookies just make people feel good. These are just a few of the reasons that they make such great gifts. Cookies are perfect to buy for anyone on any occasion and here are a few more reasons why you should look no further than a delicious box or bouquet of cookies the next time you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift:

There are so many varieties of cookies

One of the best things about cookies is the fact that there are so many varieties. This means that no matter what mood you’re in or no matter what you like, there’s really something for everyone. If you’re a fan of chocolate, well than the classic chocolate chip or the ultra-rich chocolate, chocolate chip are both perfect. If you like to combine sweet and salty, try a variety that combines nuts or pretzels. If you’re trying to keep it healthy, go for oatmeal raisin. If you’re all about cute decorations, then a sugar cookie with beautifully decorated icing. And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Cookies make you feel good

Not only do cookies make you feel good when you eat them because they are so delicious, they also make you feel good because they will likely remind you of your childhood. We’re guessing that most people have memories of dipping cookies in milk at their kitchen table with their parents. This treat comes with a strong sense of nostalgia, which just gives you an overall good feeling when you eat them.

You can get a wide range of prices and sizes

Whether you’re trying to stick to a budget or you want to splurge, you can get cookies at just about every price range and in all different sizes. Maybe you want to buy a small gift for a friend to let them know you’re thinking of them, or maybe you want to celebrate a big occasion or milestone like a graduation, a new baby, or a wedding. There is a perfect cookie gift out there for just about any occasion and in all different price ranges.

They are portable

Another great thing about cookies is the fact that they are so portable. They’re easy to take with you to a party, they’re easy to send in the mail, and they’re easy to save if you can’t finish them all at once. This is another factor that makes cookies such a great gift, as they don’t come with any hassle. This makes it easy for you and for the person you’re giving the gift to.

Their designs will make you smile

Cookies come in all shapes, sizes, patterns, and colors. People tend to get very creative with their cookie designs and you can always find a cute cookie to make you and the person you’re giving a gift to smile. There are cookies with company logos, cookies decorated like fried eggs and bacon, cookies for sports fans, cookies for girly girls and everything in between. Whatever your interests are or whatever the occasion is that you’re looking for a gift for, you’re sure to be able to find a cookie that represents it.

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There are few life events more exciting than having a baby. It is certainly an occasion that warrants celebration and it is customary to buy a gift for close friends or family when their baby does arrive. When it comes to baby gifts, however, most people tend to stick to onesies, bibs, toys, etc. that are neither very personal nor very memorable. Here are some great ideas that not only will the new parents love, but will also stand out among the rest.

Baby clothes from the parents’ alma mater or favorite sports team

Parents will be shocked and pleasantly surprised when they open your gift to find a reminder of their time in university or a way for their child to rep their favorite team. The new parents will be so excited and anxious to introduce the world to the team or school’s newest fan!

Baby bouquet by Cookie Bouquets

Once a baby comes into the picture, life changes completely. This time in a parents’ life is all about their newborn. So, why not give them a gift that’s strictly for THEM! You can still wish them congratulations, but do so with a delicious bouquet of cookies that they can snack on during late night feedings or while running around doing one of the million things that being a new parent requires. They will definitely be thankful for this delicious treat!

A gift card to a great restaurant

New parents will undoubtedly be extremely busy and preoccupied with their child, however, every couple needs some time for themselves as well. Getting them a gift card to a restaurant will give the new mom and dad an excuse to get out of the house and go on a much needed and much-deserved date night!

Your favorite book from when you were a child

We all have a book that we remember our parents reading to us at bedtime night after night. Pick up this book from your local bookstore and write a note on the title page sharing your memories about the book and why you loved it so much. Not only is this something very personal, it will also introduce the new baby to a book they may never have come across otherwise. Most importantly, it will hopefully begin to instill a love of reading in them as well!