Crafting Spooky and Seasonal Designs


With Halloween right around the corner, you may be looking for some fun and spooky crafts to get into the holiday spirit. From skeletons to spiders, there are endless ways to channel your creativity to leave your guests spellbound. These DIY treats also serve as great gifts for your kids or loved ones. Continue reading to discover our top spooky DIY cookie ideas we’ve conjured up that you can make throughout the spooky season. 

 1. Chocolate Skeleton Cookies 

By: The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

These are the Halloween equivalent of gingerbread men. With a rich, dark chocolate taste and a simple design, these cookies are sure to please your guests. 


  • 2 c. all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa 
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened black cocoa (we like King Arthur) 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda 
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter 
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 
  • Royal Icing, for decorating 


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2. Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies 

By: Stefanie Fauquet  

Not only are these cookies delicious, with their delectable flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate, but they are the cutest spiders we’ve ever seen. Perfect for kids or for a Halloween party, these cookies will be a hit. 


  • ½ cup shortening 
  • ½ cup peanut butter 
  • ½ cup brown sugar 
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tablespoon milk 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 ¾ cup flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ cup sugar for rolling 
  • 48 miniature peanut butter cups unwrapped and FROZEN 
  • 96 candy eyes 
  • ½ cup chocolate chips 


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3. Chocolate Monster Halloween Cookies 

By: Marie Roffey  

These colorful tasty cookies are a treat for adults and kids alike. Though they’re called monster cookies, these cookies are cuter than they are scary.    



  • 260 g / 2 cups / 9.2oz plain (all-purpose) flour 
  • 60 g / ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ¾ cup / 150g / 5.3oz white sugar 
  • 113 g / 1/2 cup / 1 stick unsalted butter, cold & cut into cubes 
  • 1 large egg, cold 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon cold milk (notes)



  • 1 1/2 cups / 195g icing (confectioners / powdered) sugar 
  • 80 g / 2/3 stick unsalted butter, softened 
  • 2 teaspoons thickened / heavy cream 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Purple and orange food coloring 
  • Sprinkles and monster eye candies for decorating 


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Try Our Halloween Cookies Instead! 

Want fun and festive cookies for your Halloween party but don’t have the time to get crafting? Discover our spooky Halloween-themed cookies available at Cookie Bouquets! With a wide range of options to choose from, from pumpkin and ghost-themed cookies to cauldrons filled with your favorites, you can be the talk of your Halloween gathering and impress your guests with these fun and tasty treats.