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Halloween Swig Cookies

These Halloween Swig cookies are so colorful and festive, and easy to make too! They’re the perfect spooky treat!

These Halloween Swig cookies are so colorful and festive, and easy to make too! They're the perfect spooky treat!

It’s finally October! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you’ll know that Halloween is my family’s favorite holiday, and we go all out! Our house has already been decked out with Halloween decorations for a few weeks now, and we’ve had our Halloween costumes planned out since last year. I don’t really know why or how it became our favorite holiday… maybe because it just feels fun and low pressure? Any holiday that’s centered around candy is going to be pretty fun, right? I love making festive Halloween treats to share with friends, and every year it’s fun to come up with something new. This year: Halloween Swig Cookies! These sweet and adorable little cookies are perfect for any Halloween party, and simple and easy to make. They’re totally delicious too!

If you haven’t tried my Swig cookie recipe yet, you are totally missing out! They are one of my favorite cookies to make, and I love that I can make a big batch at once. They’re one of my go-to recipes when I need an easy and delicious treat to share with friends or neighbors. They’re named after a soda shop in Utah that I used to visit frequently before we moved, and every time I make them it’s like a taste of home. This Halloween version is just as easy to make as the original, but they’re decorated in a fun and festive way for the holiday. I just used supplies that I already had on hand in my baking drawer, and they turned out so adorable!

Halloween Swig Cookies

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Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes

Ingredients

for the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • additional sugar for rolling

for the frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk more or less as needed
  • green orange, and purple food coloring
  • black decorating gel
  • brown jimmy sprinkles
  • candy eyes
  • green candy-covered sunflower seeds or green M&Ms
  • purple sanding sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325. Prepare two baking sheets by lining with parchment or spraying with cooking spray. Beat together the butter, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until blended. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix to form a thick dough.
  • Shape the dough into one inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten with a glass to about 1/2 inch tall. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Let cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, beat together the butter, sour cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt, until smooth. Add the milk as needed to make a smooth and spreadable frosting.
  • Separate the frosting into four bowls. Add the green food coloring to one bowl, the orange to another, and the purple to another. To make the Frankenstein cookies, spread the green frosting on the cookies in an even layer. Add brown sprinkles to the top of the cookie for hair, then add candy eyes, and draw a stitched mouth with the black decorating gel. To make the pumpkins, spread the orange frosting on the cookies in an even layer. Using the black decorating gel, draw a jack o lantern face. Add a green sunflower seed at the top for a stem. To make the monster cookies, spread the purple frosting on the cookies in an even layer. Add candy eyes in a random pattern, then sprinkle with purple sanding sugar. To make the mummy cookies, spread the white frosting on the cookies in an even layer. Add two candy eyes to each cookie. Scoop the remaining white frosting into a piping bag, and pipe lines across each cookie in a random pattern to make the mummy wrappings.
Servings: 24
These Halloween Swig cookies are so colorful and festive, and easy to make too! They're the perfect spooky treat!

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