Dairy Farmers of Canada

Halloween Cookies

It’s all treats and no tricks for this Halloween with these delicious cookies.

  • Prep: 26 min
  • Decorating: Will vary by design
Yields 16 cookies


  • For the Cookies:
  • 160 ml (⅔ cup) Canadian butter room temperature
  • 250 ml (1 cup) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) Canadian milk
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla
  • 1L (4 cups) flour
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 5ml (1 tsp) salt
  • For the Icing:
  • 625 ml (2 ½ cups) powdered sugar
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract clear
  • 22ml (1 ½ tbsp) light corn syrup
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) Canadian milk divided
  • Food colouring
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Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, milk and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

Mix together until you can form a large dough ball.

On a floured surface, roll out dough ball until about ¼ to ½ inch thick.

Use halloween cookie cutters to cut cookie shapes out of dough.

Place the cut cookies on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes.


Beat powdered sugar, vanilla, corn syrup and 1 tablespoon milk in a small bowl until smooth

Add milk a little at a time to reach desired consistency.

Stir in food colouring to reach desired colour.

Decorate cookies and allow icing to set.


Make sure to not overcook the cookies as they will come out hard.

For food colouring, gel is best

Number of cookies iced will depend on size and amount of icing used on each cookie.

If the icing is too thick, add a little more milk (1/2 teaspoon at a time, it doesn't take much). If it’s too runny, add a little more powdered sugar.

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