Go Back
halloween mummy sugar cookies

Halloween Mummy Sugar Cookies

Mummy sugar cookies are the perfect, simple festive treat for spooky season!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen


Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Vanilla Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream if needed


Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • Add the cocoa powder and beat on medium speed until combined.
  • Turn the mixer off and add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into circles. Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Make sure you do not crowd the baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies 7-8 minutes. Let them cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Vanilla Buttercream

  • While cookies are cooling, make your buttercream. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on high until fluffy - about 1 minute.
  • Turn the mixer to medium and add in the confectioners sugar 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Add in the vanilla extract. If your buttercream is too thick, add in 1 tbsp of heavy cream or milk to thin.


  • Transfer buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a basketweave tip, such as Wilton 44.
  • Pipe zigzags onto the cooled cookies in your desired pattern.
  • Add candy eyes or pipe your own eyes.
Keyword chocolate sugar cookies, halloween cookies, halloween sugar cookies