Yes, you can make Halloween Sugar Cookies from scratch with this recipe and avoid all kinds of mess and fuss. In fact, it’s just as easy (if not easier) than using a sugar cookie mix.
That’s because there’s just 8 ingredients. And because this recipe is not fussy – you get soft sugar cookies every time.
But more important, this recipe is a myth-buster. For years I thought of sugar cookies as synonymous with “rolling pin and cookie cutters.” It ain’t necessarily so, my friend, and this recipe is a good example of why the myth doesn’t hold (as are Easy Snickerdoodles and our fave Whipped Shortbread Cookie Recipe.)
Instead, you scoop the dough and dip it into decorations or colored sugar.
Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 9-11 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
½ cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Cookie decorations, nonpareils, or colored sugar
Special Baking Tips for Halloween Sugar Cookies
Coat the scooped cookies with vegetable spray before rolling them in decorations to allow decos to adhere better.
If you prefer mounded sugar cookies rather than flatter, disc-shaped sugar cookie, then do not press the formed balls of dough into rounds before baking.
You can double this recipe.
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