Molasses Halloween Cookies

A Lunchbox Treat

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids. My kitchen helper is especially into all the things Halloween this year, so I wanted to make a fun, fast and easy cookie together. This recipe for Molasses Halloween Cookies is actually adapted from my Homemade Animal Crackers recipe. Not only did we create some fun one-eyed monsters, but we utilized our letter cookie cutters to make different sayings.

These cookies are easy to make with a food processor and your kitchen helper will love seeing all the ingredient spin around to form the dough. No refrigeration is needed, just roll out the dough and start cutting out your spooky cookies. Bake for only 8-10 minutes and you have an egg-free, nut-free cookie treat for your kids lunchbox or after school activities.

Oh and yes, my kitchen helper is sporting a light up candy corn necklace we spotted at our local craft store. Here’s to a fun Halloween season to you and your family.

Molasses Halloween Cookies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 8-10 mins
Yields: 30+ depending on cutters


  • 1 Cup - Al Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup - Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1/8 Teaspoon - Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons - Cold Butter (cubed)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons - Milk (add additional if dough is a little dry)
  • 1 Tablespoon - Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon - Molasses
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place either parchment paper or silicone mat to a 9X13 pan
  2. In the food processor combine the flour, sugars, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Pulse a few times to combine
  3. Add the butter and mix until combined, just a few pulses.
  4. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix the milk, honey, molasses and vanilla. With the food process or running add the milk mixture. Pulse a few times until dough holds together when you pinch it.
  5. Remove the dough from the food processor and onto either wax paper or silicone mat. With your hands form a ball of dough. Place a sheet of wax paper on top of the dough and roll out to 1/8" thickness.
  6. Use your favorite cookie cutters and transfer the cookies to the prepared cookie sheet with an off-set spatula.
  7. Continue to re-roll the dough and cut out cookie shapes. Once complete, bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy!

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