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Halloween Cookies Recipe

Halloween Cookies

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"Make Halloween faces using peanuts, raisins, chocolate or butterscotch chips or red candies for eyes, nose and mouth. Use colored coconut or chocolate sprinkles for hair."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Sift flour with soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream margarine, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Fold in flour mixture until just blended. Shape into rolls about 3 inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and chill in refrigerator overnight or until firm.
  4. Slice rolls 1/8" thick. Make Halloween faces using peanuts, raisins, chocolate or butterscotch chips, or red candies for eyes, nose and mouth. Use colored coconut or chocolate sprinkles for hair.
  5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for about 12 minutes.
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Oct 08, 2005

I'm sorry to say, but this was horrible. I had a very hard time shaping these cookies, and the taste was very bland. Wouldn't try again.

Oct 26, 2004

Will definately not make again, a waste of ingredients. Didn't taste very good and refridgerator then cut idea didnt work at all, ended up having to shape myself.


7 Ratings

Sep 13, 2014

I wanted to try this one because making the little faces sounded so fun. I used half white sugar and half brown sugar to make the cookies slightly less sweet, added a half tsp of baking powder and a full tsp of allspice. I'm not sure any of the changes were really necessary. To form the cookies into rolls, place a piece of waxed paper on the counter and spoon the dough onto the paper in a rough line. Then roll up the paper over the dough and pat it gently into shape. If you try to do this with your bare hands it will never work. I stuck the dough in the freezer and made my cookies very big (one log instead of several small ones). Once the dough was firm I unrolled it from the wax paper and sliced it with a sharp knife. Worked just fine! Then I had a blast making the little faces. Since my cookies were so big I expected them to take longer to bake, but the first batch was starting to burn on the edges within ten minutes. For the second batch I turned the oven down to 350 and baked them about 11 minutes. They looked slightly underdone when I took them out, but firmed up as they cooled. They did spread more than I expected (might have been due to the baking powder I added). They have a light peanut-butter flavor and I think they're very good. Next time I may use cinnamon instead of allspice. This would be a good party activity for kids--make the dough ahead of time, stick it in the fridge, then slice and let the kids decorate.

Nov 03, 2013

This makes a perfect Halloween party dish.


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  • Calories
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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