Halloween Cookies So Easy to Decorate, It's Scary!

Halloween Cookies So Easy to Decorate, It's Scary!

You might be seeing a version of these cookies for every season, every event, every occasion imaginable. I love these splatter paint Halloween cookies!


*These cookies are sponsored by my sweet friends at Imperial Sugar


Halloween Cookies So Easy to Decorate, It's Scary!

Not only are these splatter paint cookies gorgeous and unique in their Jackson Pollock-esque design, but they're also easy and SO MUCH FUN to make! As I was making them, I was literally giggling and dancing around my kitchen. The cats were looking at me like I was crazy, and I always take that as a sign of a life well-lived. 


Halloween Cookies So Easy to Decorate, It's Scary!

The key to making these is the consistency of the splatter "paint" icing. 

Halloween Cookies So Easy to Decorate, It's Scary!

Halloween Cookies So Easy to Decorate, It's Scary!


Once the icing is the right consistency, it's time to flick away. This could be a fun project to do with the kids - if you don't mind icing flying around the kitchen. Maybe try it outside? 


Halloween Cookies So Easy to Decorate, It's Scary!

I'm sharing all of the details...including recipes and the full tutorial...over on the Imperial Sugar blog today. Click on over and make some this Halloween, or like I'll be doing, for every holiday! 



Pumpkin, Butterfly, and Floral Cookie Set...from ONE cookie cutter!

pumpkin, butterfly, and floral cookies for fall...made from ONE cookie cutter!


how to make Monarch butterfly cookies from a pumpkin cookie cutter

Does it seem odd to mix pumpkins with butterflies? Not around here in the Houston area. We do get our butterflies in spring, but in fall, when Monarchs are heading to Mexico for the winter, they make a little stop here. 


pumpkin, butterfly, and floral cookies for fall...made from ONE cookie cutter!

It seems silly, but I've had this idea in my head for a while but hesitated to make them. I LOVE butterflies but have never been thrilled with how my butterfly cookies have turned out. So, I psyched myself out and never made them again. 

Spiced Pumpkin Energy Balls

spiced pumpkin energy balls : nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

I have been making batch after batch after batch of date and sunflower seed energy balls lately. Then, last week, I decided to add a little pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices to the mix. Hello, snack I want to eat 24/7! 


spiced pumpkin energy balls : nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

Have you jumped on the energy ball bandwagon? It took me a while, and now I'm absolutely hooked! You might also see them called energy bites or nut or seed truffles. While the ingredients differ from recipe to recipe, they typically contain nutritious ingredients perfect when you're feeling peckish. 

Spiced Pumpkin Cut-Out Cookies

spiced pumpkin cut-out cookies

It occurred to me that I've never shared these spiced pumpkin cut-out cookies here. WHAT? Guys, I've been making these for five years and they somehow never made it to the blog! And, you read that right, SPICED PUMPKIN, not PUMPKIN SPICE. These cut-out cookies have pumpkin in the mix! 


Made with pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices, these cookies are perfect for fall. Not quite as spicy as gingerbread, but just enough to get you yearning for boots, jeans, and a visit to the pumpkin patch (cookie in hand, of course)! 


The brown sugar and pumpkin make these cookies a tad softer than a typical cut-out cookie, but not so soft to make them difficult to decorate and share.

Wednesday Replay: October recipes

Have I mentioned that I love October? Delving into the October archives is a joy because it's filled with pumpkin and spices and fun little Halloween treats. Let's take a look... (click the links to go to the posts). 


From 2014, Spooky S'mores Bars

spooky s'mores bars

These are, without a doubt, my most popular post on Pinterest. Not only is this dessert so fun and cute, it's actually delicious! 



spiced poppy seed cake with almond buttercream frosting


This, THIS, is the cake for fall. It's glorious - filled with spices and poppy seeds. So dreamy. 



peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies

If you're looking for an easy Halloween-themed treat, this is it. 



rocky road cupcakes

Definitely in the top 5 of cupcakes I've ever made. They were a runaway hit at my husband's office last year. Try them! 



baked pumpkin oatmeal

Oh! This is so, so yummy! I could even eat this oatmeal for dessert - it's that good! The Greek yogurt ghosts are optional but darling. 



candy corn rolo turtles

Another easy-peasy fall treat...and one of the only acceptable ways to eat candy corn. 

Which are you making first?