This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
These homemade cut out sugar cookies are soft, buttery, and delicious!
I made them extra festive and shaped them like witch hats with colorful sprinkles in honor of my favorite Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus”.
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!
Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!
Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #11 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
Hocus Pocus Witch Hat Sugar Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg room temp
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, unsalted and softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup Halloween sprinkles for mixing
- assorted sprinkles for decorating
- cookie icing for decorating
- In a large mixing bowl add soft butter and powdered sugar. Cream together with a mixer until fully combined.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix in.
- Finally, stir in sprinkles.
- In a large mixing bowl add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well.
- 'With the mixer running slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Roll the dough into 2 balls and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Flour a prep area and rolling pin and roll out one of the dough balls to around 1/4 " thick.
- Use a witch themed cookie cutter ( I used a witch hat but a cat, broom, or cauldron shape work too) to cut out shapes in th dough.
- Place cookies in rows on a lined baking sheet.
- Add sprinkles now or you can decorate with icing and sprinkles after they bake and cool.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes , cool slightly, then move to a cooling rack.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
In a large mixing bowl add softened butter and powdered sugar. Cream together with a mixer until combined.
Add egg and vanilla and mix in.
I used this colorful sprinkles Hocus Pocus mix from Wilton for these cookies. I love the colors and shapes!
Stir in sprinkles to the dough.
Now we’re ready to add the dry ingredients!
In a separate bowl add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
With the mixer running slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until they are mixed well and a dough forms.
Roll the dough into 2 or 3 balls and let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a floured prep area to about 1/4 inch thick.
Use a witch themed cookie cutter to cut out shapes in the dough. Reroll the scrapes.
I was able to get about 21 cookies out of each dough ball.
Place cookies in rows on a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes until puffed up and slightly golden.
I prefer to decorate after the bake and cool but you can add sprinkles on top before you bake too.
I love the look of the sprinkles! I add 1/2 cup but you could always double that for more color and crunch!
Remove to a cooling rack to cool then decorate with cookie icing and sprinkles.
These are fun to bake and decorate for Halloween parties and movie night!
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Frosted Frankenstein Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Halloween Pies & Tarts:
- Spider Web Chocolate Tart from The Flour Handprint
- Moldy Bits of Glass Muffins (Matcha Muffins) from The Spiffy Cookie
Sweet Halloween Treats:
- Halloween Pretzel Treat from Devour Dinner
- Graveyard Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats from JZ Eats
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cups from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Monster Marshmallow Pops from Sweet Beginnings
- Wicked Witch Fudge from Take Two Tapas
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!