Halloween Cookies without Cutters

Last Updated on October 25, 2022 by ellen

You can make these Halloween cookies without cutters! This is an easy Halloween recipe with just a few basic ingredients and a cookie sheet.

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You can make these Halloween cookies without cutters! This is an easy Halloween recipe with just a few basic ingredients and a cookie sheet.

Halloween Cookies without Cutters

There are a lot of fun Halloween cookies that you can make, but you need cookie cutters to make the shapes. If you don’t have a suitable cookie cutter to make Frankenstein cookies or ghost-shaped cookies, make these easy Halloween sprinkle cookies instead.

It’s fun decorating sugar cookies with royal icing, but it takes a lot of time to get the design right. These Halloween sugar cookies are decorated with sprinkles and are much easier to make.

Do I need a cookie cutter to make them round?

No, you will roll these sugar cookies into balls and flatten them. You do not need cookie cutters.

You can make these Halloween cookies without cutters! This is an easy Halloween recipe with just a few basic ingredients and a cookie sheet.

Do they taste like a Pillsbury sugar cookie?

I would say that these Halloween sugar cookies are a cross between a traditional sugar cookie and a shortbread sugar cookie.

Can I dip them?

Yes, definitely! Dipped cookies are so much fun to make. Once these Halloween sugar cookies have cooled completely, you can dip them in white chocolate or dark chocolate.

How should I store these cookies?

You will want to store these Halloween sugar cookies in an airtight container.

a metal mixing bowl with cookie dough and sprinkles

What if I can’t find Halloween sprinkles?

If you can’t find Halloween sprinkles, you can use any type of sprinkle that you like. You could even make your own sprinkles with colored sugar. Or, you can try candy eyes instead.

These easy Halloween cookies are a great way to enjoy the holiday without all the work. Decorated with Halloween-style sprinkles, they are perfect for a party or just to have around the house. Make them with or without cutters, dipped or not, it’s up to you! They are super easy to make for a delicious dessert or Halloween parties.

Popular Halloween cookie cutters for cookies

You don’t need a cookie cutter for this recipe. However, if you want to make shaped cookies, here are a few options.

  • Ghost shaped cookies
  • Frankenstein cookies
  • Boo cookies
  • Pumpkin
  • Halloween witch

You can find a cute cookie-cutter bundle right here.

You can make these Halloween cookies without cutters! This is an easy Halloween recipe with just a few basic ingredients and a cookie sheet.

Tools / equipment to make Halloween cookies

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Food processor (optional)

Ingredients for Halloween cookies

This is what you need to make the cookie dough.

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter 

2 C flour 

1 tsp baking soda 

½ tsp kosher salt 

¾ C sugar 

¾ C light brown sugar 

1 large egg 

2 tsp pure vanilla extract 

2 C Halloween Sprinkles 

cookie dough in a metal mixing bowl

How to make Halloween sugar cookies

  • Using a small pot, cut the butter into tablespoon slices and place it into the pot. Place the pot over medium heat and whisk occasionally. 
  • Once the butter has melted, it will begin to foam. Continue occasionally whisking After about 8 minutes, the butter will begin to get little brown specs
  • Remove the butter from the stove top, then set it aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to a medium-sized glass mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the sugar, light brown sugar, and browned butter to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  • Mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined, light, and fluffy.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on medium speed until a soft dough has formed.
  • Add 1 cup of Halloween sprinkles into the cookie dough and carefully mix the sprinkles into the dough on low speed.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to measure approximately 3 oz of dough into your hands and roll it into a ball.
  • Place the rest of the sprinkles into a small bowl.
  • Take the cookie dough ball and roll it in the sprinkles.
  • Place the dough ball onto the cookie sheet and lightly press down into a thick disk.
  • Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes or until firm around the edges but soft in the center. They should be golden brown.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow it to cool completely.

melting butter in a pot

Tips for working with homemade sugar cookie dough

This recipe uses browned butter to give the cookies a subtle nutty flavor. You can find instructions on how to brown butter above.

If you don’t have a food processor, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl with a whisk.

To ensure your sugar cookies are all the same size, use a small cookie scoop to measure the dough.

If you want to make shaped cookies, you can use any cookie cutter that you like.

To get the sprinkles to stick to the cookies, roll the dough balls in the sprinkles and then press them down slightly into a disk shape before baking.

If you want to dip the cookies in chocolate, wait until they are completely cooled before dipping.

You can store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

These easy Halloween cookies are a great way to enjoy the holiday without all the work. Decorated with Halloween-style sprinkles, they are perfect.

You can make these Halloween cookies without cutters! This is an easy Halloween recipe with just a few basic ingredients and a cookie sheet.

More Cookies

Yield: 28

Halloween Cookies without Cutters

You can make these Halloween cookies without cutters! This is an easy Halloween recipe with just a few basic ingredients and a cookie sheet.

You can make these Halloween cookies without cutters! This is an easy Halloween recipe with just a few basic ingredients and a cookie sheet.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ C sugar
  • ¾ C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 C Halloween Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Ung a small pot, cut the butter into tablespoon slices and place it into the pot. Place the pot over medium heat and whisk occasionally. 
  2. Once the butter has melted, it will begin to foam. Continue occasionally whisking After about 8 minutes, the butter will begin to get little brown specs
  3. Remove the butter from the stove top, then set it aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to a medium-sized glass mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Add the sugar, light brown sugar, and browned butter to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  6. Mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined, light, and fluffy.
  7. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  8. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on medium speed until a soft dough has formed.
  9. Add 1 cup of Halloween sprinkles into the cookie dough and carefully mix the sprinkles into the dough on low speed.
  10. Use a small cookie scoop to measure approximately 3 oz of dough into your hands and roll it into a ball.
  11. Place the rest of the sprinkles into a small bowl.
  12. Take the cookie dough ball and roll it in the sprinkles.
  13. Place the dough ball onto the cookie sheet and lightly press down into a thick disk.
  14. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes or until firm around the edges but soft in the center. They should be golden brown.
  15. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow it to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g

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