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[Cookie Elf File #431] Easy Halloween Sugar Cookies: Just 8 Ingredients from Scratch
October 19, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to make baking cookies easy and fun for your family.

Just as easy as using a mix – make Halloween Sugar Cookies from scratch. The recipe is not fussy and you get soft sugar cookies every time. Enjoy!

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Feature: Easy Halloween Sugar Cookies: Just 8 Ingredients, Save Time and Mess

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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.

Instead, you scoop the dough and dip it into decorations or colored sugar.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Setting and decorating time: 9-11 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Get the full recipe for Halloween Sugar Cookies … and be sure to check out our Halloween Cookies Pinterest board for more seasonal fun and inspiration.

Cookie Baking Tip: How Do Cookie Decorations Stick to Cookie Dough?

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See more helpful cookie baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

How to Help Homemade Cookies Cool and Set

Heat-resistant silicone spatulas: super long-lasting Slotted spatulas: versatile Wire racks: help your cookies cool it!

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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