No easy, finger-food friendly dessert is as crowd-pleasing as sugar cookies. They take us back to days of elementary school birthday parties, digging into plastic boxes of those seasonally colorful varieties you can buy at the grocery store (which never seem to go bad…). So for a holiday so centered around sweet treats and goofy themes, sugar cookies are the perfect fix. Plus even picky kids can’t complain.
Sugar cookies don’t have to be too complicated. While many recipes call for what feels like endless steps of rolling and refrigeration, ours is to the point. All you need is butter, sugar, an egg, vanilla extract, flour, and salt. Oh, and whatever, spooky, kooky, and ghoulishly good toppings you’d like. We’ve rounded up some creative ideas from across the web for you, like cheery little ghosts and goofy zombie eyeballs…Halloween is the perfect time to go all out, after all. And most of these recipes are so easy little ones can help decorate. Or, for an easy glaze, whisk together 2 1/2 Tbsp. water and remaining 2 cups powdered sugar. (Hey, we said they were tasty, not good for you.)
Plus they provide the perfect canvas for going all-out thematically. Gussy yours up for your next Halloween gathering as spiders, mummies, and one-eyed monsters.