Vampire Halloween Cookies

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5 from 2 votes
These Vampire Halloween Cookies are very easy to make and are always a hit!  They only take minutes to make so they are great easy Halloween treats for school or parties.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Vampire Halloween Cookies on a black mat

These Vampire Halloween Cookies are very easy to make and are always a hit!  They only take minutes to make so they are great easy Halloween treats for school or parties.

Vampire Halloween Cookies on a black mat

If you’re looking for something fun and easy to make for a Halloween party then these Vampire Halloween Cookies are perfect!  They use only a few easy ingredients and take a few minutes to put together.  Plus, it’s a great way to get your kids to help with Halloween cookie decorating.

Ingredients for Vampire Halloween Cookies

These easy Halloween treats use only a few simple ingredients.  The best part is, you can easily use store-bought cookies to make them even easier.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Homemade or Bakery Cookies – I used chocolate chip but you can use any type of soft bakery cookie
  • Red frosting
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Almonds

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How to Make Vampire Cookies – Step by Step

  • Cut cookies: Cut cookies in half.  Using a sharp knife will ensure they don’t crumble.
  • Add frosting: Use a piping bag to add red buttercream frosting to the outside edge of the cookie halves.  Do not frost the cut edge.
  • Add marshmallows: Arrange the mini marshmallows in a single row along the frosting on one half of the cookie.
  • Affix the top layer: Place the remaining half of the cookie on top of the marshmallows.  The frosting should serve as the “glue” to hold the marshmallows in place.
  • Add almonds: Place two slivered almonds into the top half of the cookie to look like fangs.

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Do you have to make everything from scratch?

No.  This is a great semi-homemade recipe.  You can easily doctor up store-bought cookies and use packaged frosting.  I used this store bought frosting, but you could easily make your own from scratch.  Here is my favorite buttercream recipe.  Simply add red food coloring to get it to the color you want.

To get a good dark red color, I recommend using gel food coloring like this one. I’m never able to get liquid food coloring to turn a deep red color – it’s always a dark pinkish color.

Can these easy Halloween treats be made ahead of time?

Yes!  You can easily make these a day in advance.  Make sure you cover the finished cookies with plastic wrap or store in an air tight container until you’re ready to eat them.

Expert Tips for Making the Best Vampire Cookies

Making these Vampire Cookie Halloween snacks for kids is easy when you follow these expert tips:

  • Use a sharp knife: Using a sharp kitchen knife will ensure your cookies have clean edges.
  • Carefully pipe frosting:  I highly recommend using a piping bag for the frosting rather than a knife.  You will get a clean line of frosting that will look neat.  For tips on making a piping bag from a zipper bag, check this out.
  • Prop them up:  If you are making the cookies a day ahead of time. you may want to place half of toothpick on the back side of the cookie to hold it up over night.

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Vampire Halloween Cookies on a black mat

Vampire Teeth

5 from 2 votes
These Vampire Halloween Cookies are very easy to make and are always a hit!  They only take minutes to make so they are great easy Halloween treats for school or parties.
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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 Chocolate chip cookies I use soft cookies from the bakery
  • 1/2 cup Red buttercream frosting
  • 2 cups Mini marshmallows
  • 24 Slivered almonds

Instructions

  • Cut each cookie in half.
  • Flip each cookie half over and use a piping bag fitted with a ribbon tip to draw a ribbon of frosting along the edge.
  • Place mini marshmallows on the frosting ribbon on half of the cookie halves.
  • Place the other half of the cookie on top of the half with marshmallows.
  • Stick 2 almond slivers into the frosting to resemble fangs.

Expert Tips

  • Use a sharp knife: Using a sharp kitchen knife will ensure your cookies have clean edges.
  • Carefully pipe frosting:  I highly recommend using a piping bag for the frosting rather than a knife.  You will get a clean line of frosting that will look neat.  For tips on making a piping bag from a zipper bag, check this out
  • Prop them up:  If you are making the cookies a day ahead of time. you may want to place half of toothpick on the back side of the cookie to hold it up over night.  

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 132.69kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.05g | Protein: 1.07g | Fat: 5.18g | Saturated Fat: 1.42g | Cholesterol: 0.88mg | Sodium: 63.5mg | Potassium: 37.32mg | Fiber: 0.55g | Sugar: 14.38g | Calcium: 5.28mg | Iron: 0.23mg

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