Best Halloween Cookies

Mummy decoration

Candy is dandy but during the Halloween season, it’s quite possible to get burned out from too many sugary treats. Thankfully you can celebrate the fall with cookies. There are plenty of Halloween-themed cookies out there either to gift to trick-or-treaters or just enjoy yourself. These cookies also are perfect for family get-togethers and office parties.

Pumpkin spice oreos

Twist on a classic

Maybe we shouldn’t have discovered these – the bathroom scale doesn’t lie. Amazon

The Oreo was first produced by the National Biscuit Company (now called Nabisco) in 1912 in the Chelsea area of New York City. The exact location today is known as “Oreo Way.” We don’t know if those original founders could possibly foresee the variety of flavors Oreos would take on over the decades, but this pumpkin spice iteration is a high-water mark, especially during the Halloween season. They’re not new, but good luck finding them on store shelves this time of year.

Buy Now: Oreo Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies


Handmade favorite

These treats are indeed decorated by hand – not machine – so enjoy them slowly and savor all the hard work. Amazon

These DecoCookies come in the shape of jack-o’-lanterns, mummies, Frankenstein’s monster and skeletons. They’re vanilla-flavored and are free of palm oil, margarine and high fructose corn syrup. DecoCookies also offers Day of the Dead cookies and pumpkin-shaped cookies along with other designs for more holidays and events. They’re also individually wrapped for freshness and allergy safety.

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animal crackers

A real circus

These frosted snacks are in the shape of cats and bats. Amazon

Animal crackers have been a favorite kid snack for generations, but where did they get their start? The Barnum and Bailey Circus didn’t invent them but they did popularize the tasty biscuits in 1902. More than 50 animals have been represented in the boxes since then. This pack includes Halloween-themed cats and bats. Each is topped with icing and sprinkles.

Buy Now: Mother’s Circus Animals Halloween Cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies

Limited edition

Just like jack-o’-lanterns, piles of leaves and skeleton door decorations, these will disappear soon. Amazon

The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word Pepõn, which translates to “large melon.” Indigenous North Americans have grown pumpkins for thousands of years thus their traditional appearance in fall feasts. Combine pumpkin spices with cheesecake and you have a dessert for the ages. Try microwaving them for about 20 seconds and serving them up in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You’re welcome.

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fortune cookies

A unique offering

We predict plenty of happy and surprised trick-or-treaters with this unusual idea. Amazon

Credit a Chinese immigrant who owned a Los Angeles noodle shop for inventing these treats. In 1918, he created this cookie to pass out to poor people in his neighborhood. Fortune cookies aren’t a Halloween tradition – yet – but things could change if you try this option this fall. Each orange and black cookie has a Halloween message inside.

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