Halloween Sugar Cookie Decorating Party

by Melissa

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Decorating Halloween sugar cookies can become a favorite family tradition. Here’s a great sugar cookie recipe and tips to make it a fun activity for everyone. 

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I know there are many people out there that would avoid making Halloween sugar cookies like the plague. They are definitely some work compared to sugar cookie bars that are popular these days. But come Halloween time, I just can’t forget the memories of sitting around the table for a Family Night activity and decorating Halloween sugar cookies together.

My dad always took the longest. He would make meticulous designs and artwork on his. My mom would keep making more batches of frosting to keep up with us kids slathering more frosting than we care to admit. And then the candy! You’d be surprised how much candy can fit on a cookie! 🙂


The thing is, making cookies takes  some effort. But I want my children to experience that same joy and excitement that I did as a child. It’s not about the cookie, but the memories. And that’s what I hope to share through this blog. Whether it’s cookies you choose to make or some other simple way to celebrate, it’s all about the memories.


I’ve shared the Perfect Sugar Cookie recipe here, but this is my 2nd favorite. They are both winners. Including the homemade butter cream frosting recipe. I despise store-bought frosting, but if that keeps things simple, go for it!

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Sooo Good Sugar Cookies



  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour


  1. Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, sour cream, and eggs together. Add in vanilla and lemon juice (you can omit the juice if you want).
  3. Add 2 cups flour mixture. Once combined, add remaining flour mixture gradually.
  4. Chill for several hours or overnight. The longer the better. Roll out on a powdered sugar surface 1/4″ thick.
  5. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, until puffy. Don’t overbake!

Homemade Buttercream Frosting 

1/4 c. margarine
1/4 c. milk
3/4 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla (for chocolate frosting, add 1/4 c. cocoa)

Beat all ingredients until creamy. Add food coloring for different colors.



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