Get ready for Halloween with these delicious and easy-to-make white chocolate chip Halloween sprinkle cookies, decorated with spooky Halloween sprinkles!
Perfect for Halloween parties, these easy Halloween cookies are a great option for busy mums and dads who want to impress without spending hours decorating.
There is no need to be a master baker or artistically gifted to make these Halloween biscuits either; these sprinkle cookies are simple to make and look fantastic with the addition of plastic spiders, snakes, and scorpions (just make sure nobody eats them!).
Give your Halloween celebration a sweet and scary touch with these Halloween sprinkle cookies, an easy Halloween baking recipe for the whole family.
👩🍳 Why not try these easy soul cakes, traditionally made the day after Halloween on All Souls' Eve!
✔️ Why should you try it?
- These easy Halloween cookies are super simple to make, even for those who are not experienced bakers. You don't need any special skills or equipment to make them.
- Perfect addition to any Halloween party.
- The cookies are made with white chocolate chips, which make them extra sweet and delicious. The Halloween sprinkles add a fun crunch and flavour to the cookies.
- Kids will love these cookies! They are colourful, fun, and easy to eat. Plus, they can help you make them too!
- You can customise these cookies to your liking by adding different types of sprinkles or decorations. Get creative and make them your own!
White Chocolate Chips - These cookies are perfectly sweet and delicious, thanks to the addition of white chocolate chips or chunks.
Plain Flour - To achieve the best results, use regular white plain flour for this recipe.
Bicarbonate of Soda - A small amount of bicarbonate of soda is added to the plain flour to help the cookies rise.
Cornflour - Give the cookies a lovely chewy texture.
Salted Butter - The saltiness of the butter helps to balance out the sweetness from the white chocolate and sprinkles.
Sugar - Two types of sugar are used in these cookies - caster sugar and light brown sugar - to enhance the chewiness factor.
Egg - One egg is needed to bind all the ingredients together.
Vanilla Extract - A touch of vanilla extract is added to bring out the flavour of the white chocolate.
Halloween Sprinkles - Use whatever Halloween sprinkles you can get your hands on to make these cookies extra festive. Edible eyes are also a great addition for a spooky touch.
Should I add sprinkles before or after baking?
When it comes to adding sprinkles to your cookies, I recommend rolling them in sugar sprinkles before baking.
Once the cookies are baked, use a spoon to flatten them down and add even more sprinkles on top.
This double dose of sprinkles ensures good coverage and helps to prevent the vibrant colours from being lost during baking.
So go ahead and give your cookies an extra sprinkle boost for a fun and festive touch!
The recipe card with ingredient quantities and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of the post
One: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, and cornflour.
Two: Melt the butter in the microwave in 20-second bursts until it's melted. Set it aside to cool. Whisk in the sugars, egg, and vanilla extract.
Three: Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
Four: Roll tablespoons of dough into balls with your hands and then roll them in the sprinkles. If the sprinkles don't stick, try wetting your hands. Place the balls on a baking tray and bake for 12 minutes.
Five: Once the cookies are out of the oven, use a spoon to flatten them down and add more sprinkles on top while they're still warm.
💭 Top tips
- Wet your hands before forming the cookie dough balls and rolling them in the sprinkles. This will help the sprinkles stick to the dough and prevent them from falling off during baking.
- Once the cookies are out of the oven, use the back of a spoon to flatten them down slightly. This will give them a more uniform shape and create a surface for adding more sprinkles. Add a few more sprinkles on top and lightly press them into the baked cookies.
- If you're using edible eyes to decorate your cookies, add them immediately after baking. This will ensure they don't burn in the oven and will stick to the cookies nicely.
- For an extra festive touch, use a variety of Halloween-themed sprinkles and decorations. You can also mix and match different types of sprinkles to create unique designs.
- Don't overbake the cookies! Keep a close eye on them and take them out of the oven as soon as they start to turn golden brown on the edges. This will ensure they are soft and chewy in the middle.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely before serving or storing them. This will prevent them from becoming too soft or sticky.
- Swap out the white chocolate chips for regular chocolate chips for a classic cookie flavour.
- Add a few tablespoons of peanut butter to the dough for a delicious twist on the classic cookie.
- Add some rolled oats and raisins to the dough for a chewy and hearty cookie.
- Use Halloween-themed M&M's instead of sprinkles for a colourful and festive cookie.
- Add some caramel chips or bits to the dough for a sweet and gooey surprise.
- Mix in some pumpkin pie spice with the dry ingredients for a delicious autumn flavour.
- Swirl in some Nutella to the dough for a decadent and chocolatey cookie.
- Add some almond extract and chopped almonds to the dough for a nutty cookie.
Allow the Halloween sprinkle cookies to cool completely before placing them in an airtight container. You can layer them with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. They will keep well at room temperature for up to 5 days.
🧊 Suitable for freezing?
If you want to keep the Halloween biscuits for longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.
Allow them to cool completely before placing them in a freezer-safe container or bag.
When you're ready to eat them, defrost them at room temperature for a few hours before serving.
Some more Halloween recipe inspiration for you;
- Halloween Chocolate Bark - Easy white chocolate bark decorated with Halloween sprinkles. Easy yet effective!
- Green Apple Monsters - a healthy Halloween treat!
- Babybel Cheese Monsters - perfect for popping in your little ones' Halloween-themed lunchboxes, or for after-school snacks during spooky season!
- Spiderweb Millionaires Shortbread - Super easy chocolate caramel shortbread made in individual cupcake cases. I made these in 2013 on my Cornish Food Blog and you can see just how far I've come from the hideous gingerbread skeletons of 2010!
- Toffee Apple Tiffin - My love of Tiffin showed no bounds when I created this Halloween version of my favourite chocolate treat (also on my Cornish food blog).
- Chocolate Honeycomb Tiffin - This no-bake tiffin recipe can easily be converted into a Halloween treat by adding Halloween sprinkles and edible eyes to the topping.
- Easy Ghost Cupcakes - Delicious, chocolate flavoured cupcakes with a hint of coffee, topped with chocolate spread and a white chocolate ghost topper. Easy enough for kids to make with a little adult help.
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Halloween Sprinkle Cookies
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Baking Sheets
- Baking Paper
- 300 g Plain Flour
- ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1 tablespoon Cornflour
- 115 g Salted Butter
- 100 g Light Brown Sugar
- 100 g Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 100 g White Chocolate Chips
- 75 g Halloween sprinkles
- 14 Edible Eyes
- Preheat the oven to 180°c (160° fan/ 350°F/ Gas 4) and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, and cornflour.300 g Plain Flour, ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda, 1 tablespoon Cornflour
- Melt the butter in the microwave in 20-second bursts until it's melted. Set it aside to cool for a minute then whisk in the sugars, egg, and vanilla extract.115 g Salted Butter, 100 g Light Brown Sugar, 100 g Caster Sugar, 1 Egg, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Stir in the white chocolate chips.100 g White Chocolate Chips
- Roll tablespoons of dough into balls with your hands and then roll them in the sprinkles. If the sprinkles don't stick, try wetting your hands. Place the balls on a baking tray and bake for 12 minutes.75 g Halloween sprinkles
- Once the cookies are out of the oven, use a spoon to flatten them down and add more sprinkles and the edible eyes on top while they're still warm.14 Edible Eyes
- Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack.