These delicious Halloween mummy sugar cookies are adorable and perfect dessert for Halloween! in just a few easy steps, transform a simple sugar cookie into a festive treat!
These Halloween cookies are some of my favorite treats to make during the fall. Some of my other favorite Halloween desserts to make are these Witch Hat Cupcakes, Popcorn Pumpkins and Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats.
Easy Mummy Cookies For Halloween
Our family has a tradition of decorating sugar cookies together every October. It’s one of the few times in the year that I pull out my giant bin of sprinkles, and let the kids go nuts decorating however they choose. It’s always a huge mess, and somehow sprinkles find their way into every nook and cranny of my kitchen, but it’s one of their favorite traditions.
This year, I thought it would be fun to try something new for my cookies, and I came up with these adorable mummy sugar cookies. They were surprisingly simple to decorate (which is perfect for a non-expert cookie decorator like myself) and turned out super cute!
How To Make Mummy Cookies
Sugar Cookie Shortcut – I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe as the base, and I love that it always makes soft, thick cookies. If you want to take a short cut and just purchase sugar cookies at the store, that’s fine too.
Mix – Using a large bowl, or a stand mixer, you’ll want to beat the butter and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy. Next, add the eggs and almond extract and then continue to beat until the mixture is smooth. Finally, add the flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl and then mix until everything has combined.
Wrap & Chill – Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and then let it chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Roll & Cut – Dust your surface with flour and then roll the dough out until it’s about a quarter of an inch thick. Cut the dough using a round cookie cutter and then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.
Cook – Bake the sugar cookies for about 8-10 minutes or until they are starting to turn a golden brown color around the bottom of the cookies. Remove them from the baking sheet to let them cool completely before decorating them.
Frosting – To make the frosting for the mummy cookies, beat the powdered sugar and butter together. Next, add the almond extract and then enough half and half to make the frosting come together. Beat everything for about 3-4 minutes until the texture is light and fluffy.
Decorate The Mummies – I topped each sugar cookie with a thin layer of soft and buttery icing, then added the mummy icing strips and googly eyes. The strips were really easy to make using a flat petal tip. I used a Wilton #150 tip and I was really pleased with the end result. These mummy sugar cookies are so easy and perfect for Halloween!
More Easy Halloween Ideas
If you loved this easy recipe then you should try one of these other fun and festive Halloween ideas.
- Pretzel Spider Web Cookies
- Halloween Soda Labels
- Monster Mash Halloween Party
- Zombie Bait Chex Mix
- Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
- 30 Favorite Halloween Treats
There you have it, easy and adorable Halloween mummy sugar cookies! Leave us a comment below and let us know how they turned out. When you make them, tag us on social media so we can see how cute they turned out!
Mummy Halloween Sugar Cookies
For the cookies:
- 12 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1-2 tablespoons half and half
- 48 candy eyes, I used Wilton brand
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and almond extract, and beat until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix to combine. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour.
- After the dough has chilled, roll it out on a flour-dusted surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with a round cutter and place on a parchment lined or greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are just slightly golden around the bottom. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
- To make the frosting, beat together the butter and powdered sugar. Add the almond extract, and enough half and half to make the frosting come together. Beat the frosting on high for 3-4 minutes, until light and fluffy.
- Spread a thin layer of frosting onto each cooled cookie. Add two candy eyes about 1/3 of the way down on the cookie. Scoop the remaining frosting into a pastry bag with a flat tip (I used a Wilton #150 tip). Pipe strips of frosting across each cookie to make a mummy design.