Spooky Zombie Halloween Cookie Recipe

by Jenn

What in the Halloween cookies recipe is going on here? I’m excited to share these spooky zombie Halloween cookie recipes with you!

Spooky Zombie Halloween Cookies Recipe

Spooky Zombie Halloween Cookie

One of my favorite things to do is create fun holiday recipes to share with you. While I didn’t create these, I’m still excited to share them with you.

Spooky Zombie Halloween Cookies Recipe

The fun part is that when making these, you can get creative and add your very own personal touch of creativity to them!

Spooky Zombie Halloween Cookies Recipe yummy

Spooky Zombie Halloween Cookie

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat


  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Royal Icing:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Ivory & black gel food coloring


Cookie Directions:

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.

Add all 4 eggs at a time. Continue to mix.

Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Put the dough into a ball and wrap it in cling wrap, completely covering the entire dough ball.

Put it in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.

Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.

Roll the dough out on the cutting board and, using your cookie cutter, begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a metal spatula, move the cut cookie to the parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.

Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put them on a wire rack to cool completely. (about 10 minutes).

Icing Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring.)

If the icing is not stiff enough, add 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Leave the icing in a large bowl. Take out 2 bowls, put 3/4 of the icing in the first bowl, and add several drops of ivory gel food coloring. Mix well.

Put the remaining icing in the second bowl, adding several drops of black gel food coloring. Mix well to blend the black color throughout the entire bowl of icing.

Spoon each of these two bowls of icings into individual frosting bags with #5 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.

Basic Icing Directions:

The first step for each of the gingerbread men is to outline it in ivory. Allow 30 seconds for the outlining to dry.

Add water to some of the base icing mix (1 tsp) and mix it in. Use this icing to fill in the cookie.

Leave some of the ivory icing in the pastry bag for use later.

Using a butter knife, spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.

Spooky Zombie:

Allow the ivory gingerbread man to dry before beginning to add it to his suit.

Following the picture of the cookie, outline the suit in black and fill in the outlined V-neck suit with black icing as well.

Add a tie around the gingerbread man’s neck. The suit should reach to the edge of his hands and feet, which you will leave ivory.

Add ivory pinstripes to the black suit. Add a black, thin belt in the middle of the gingerbread man.

Add two thick dots for the eyes.

Add two thick ivory small dots for the nose, then top the two dots off with two black smaller dots.

For the mouth, draw a half circle from one ear to the other ear in black.

Add 5 small, short lines across the half circle.

Allow the icing to dry for 5–10 hours.


Recipe created for us by Krista and team.


Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know if you try these fun Halloween cookies and if you liked them.

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kathleenkelly September 19, 2015 - 6:04 pm

I love Halloween stuff, love the decorating, the food and just about everything Halloweenish! Thank you!

slehan September 18, 2015 - 9:36 pm

Those are such good looking cookies. Very fun.

slehan at juno dot com

Bill Hoff September 17, 2015 - 9:46 pm

We are always looking for different treats to prepare our grandkids!

Starla September 17, 2015 - 5:53 pm

Jenn! You are literally so talented! I can’t believe how perfect these look! I would love to try these but I would only hope they could look just as good!

Ally Ballard September 16, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Wow you are quite talented! I decorate cakes, but this is intricate and very well done!

M.Clark September 16, 2015 - 8:58 pm

These zombie cookies look really fun to make, I bet they’re a lot of fun for the kids. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it’s definitely something I’m looking forward to making.

Maria Montero September 15, 2015 - 3:35 pm

They look so cute :)

David Fultner September 15, 2015 - 3:15 pm

I love these cookies. They look like hippesert ghost to me.

krissie September 14, 2015 - 10:24 pm

this looks so delicious and fun to make

Kelly O'Malley September 14, 2015 - 8:49 pm

These are awesome! They would be so much fun to make with my kids.

Deborah Caudill September 14, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Thanks for sharing your recipe and showing photos on how to decorate those too cute for words Spooky Zombie Halloween cookies. You are definitely an artist in so many ways.

Richard Hicks September 14, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Really cute and would be a hit with kids and adults alike

Jasmine Patterson September 14, 2015 - 6:03 pm

These are so cute and tasty!

Betül September 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Thank you for the recipe, these cookies are so cute!

Sandra Watts September 14, 2015 - 1:59 pm

These are just too darn cute. I wish I was more creative.

Shannon September 14, 2015 - 1:10 pm

I love Jack Skellington and Halloween. What a fun recipe and thank you for sharing with us, Jenn.

Lauryn R September 14, 2015 - 1:06 pm

I love these cookies, what a great idea! Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! The kids are already talking about carving pumpkins.

Jenn September 14, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Me too, I just love Halloween all the fun recipes, carving pumpkins and helping the kids get ready for their night!

lisa September 14, 2015 - 11:01 am

That’s the cutest cookie! I love halloween and all of the creative food ideas I’ve seen. I like the cute ones.

Lara C. September 14, 2015 - 10:39 am

I love these cookies! Halloween almost inspires me more than Christmas does for cookies :)

Kellie Harrion September 14, 2015 - 8:28 am

These are so cute! This would be such a fun Sunday activity

Jenn September 14, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Yes, so much fun with the kids…

Linda Manns Linneman September 14, 2015 - 7:30 am

These are so cute. What a cute cookie to make for Halloween. I will be making these for my family. Thank you for sharing


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