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Bloody Halloween Sugar Cookies

Discover the ultimate treat for trick-or-treaters: delicious, homemade bloody sugar Halloween cookies made with natural food coloring (raspberries) that will make night unforgettable.

Sugar cookies with glaze and blended raspberries.

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some deliciously spooky treats? Mouthwatering world of sugar Halloween cookies with glaze and pureed raspberries. These delectable treats combine the classic flavor of sugar cookies with a tangy twist of raspberry goodness, creating a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or looking for a fun baking project with your kids, these easy cookies are sure to impress both young and old alike. So put on your apron, grab your rolling pin, and get ready to indulge in these frightfully delightful treats!

Bloody Halloween Sugar Cookies Recipe

Texture: soft cookies.
Taste: sweet cookies with tangy raspberries.
Simplicity: easy to make, combine ingredients and bake!
Meal Type: dessert, back to school, Halloween.

Ingredients Needed

Flour, butter, egg, vanilla extract, raspberries, milk, sugar.
  • All-Purpose Flour – the best for this recipe.
  • Baking Powder – leavening agent.
  • Powdered Sugar – to sweeten cookies.
  • Butter – unsalted butter, softened at room temperature.
  • Egg – to bind all ingredients very well.
  • Vanilla Extract – for extra flavor.
  • Milk – to make the glaze
  • Raspberries – pureed raspberries will imitate blood on these cookies.

How to make Sugar Halloween Cookies

  1. (Check printable recipe below with exact ingredients). In a large bowl combine flour and baking powder, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix with electric mixer butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Add dry to wet ingredients, knead the dough.
  5. Flour the surface and roll the dough until 1/4 thick. Add flour when necessary. Cut the cookies with circle cookie cutter.
  6. Bake for 6 – 10 minutes at 350 F.
  7. Mix milk with powdered sugar, glaze the cookies. Splatter with pureed raspberries.

Bloody Sugar Halloween Cookies Tips

  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough, then use a circular cookie cutter to cut the shapes.
  • To make the glaze, you need to combine a few spoons of milk with powdered sugar until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Spread the glaze by spoon or use piping bag. 2 ways to do it: Take some glaze on a small spoon and spread on cookies. Or put the glaze into the piping or ziploc bag, make a little hole on the corner. Decorate cookies.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS & VARIATIONS: You can use strawberries instead of raspberries.

Sugar Halloween Cookies FAQ’s

What’s the difference between sugar cookies and butter cookies?

The primary distinctions between sugar cookies and butter cookies lie in their key ingredients, texture, and flavor. Sugar cookies are sweeter and often decorated with colorful toppings, while butter cookies are richer and known for their distinct buttery taste.

How to decorate Halloween Cookies?

Decorating Halloween cookies can be a fun and creative activity. There are various spooky and festive designs you can try. Here’s a basic suggestions: you need royal icing, sprinkles, fruits, Halloween candies, Piping bag, food coloring etc.

How to make Halloween cookies easy?

Making easy Halloween cookies can be a fun and simple activity, even if you’re not an experienced baker or decorator. The best trick is to find an easy recipe that doesn’t require special equipment or instructions.

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Bloody Sugar Halloween Cookies {Natural Food Coloring}

Homemade bloody sugar Halloween cookies with pureed raspberries; perfectly baked, beautifully decorated.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 10 tsp. milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Fake Blood

  • 1 cup raspberries pureed

Extras

  • flour to dust

Instructions

Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine flour and baking powder, set aside.
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking powder
  • In a large bowl mix butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer until it will become smooth.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Beat until all ingredients will incorporate.
    1 egg, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • Mix with mixer, then knead the dough by hand.
  • Flour the surface and roll the dough until 1/4 thick. Add extra flour when necessary. Cut the cookies with cookie cutter to make a circle.
    flour to dust
  • Lay nicely on parchment paper. Bake for 6 – 10 minutes. Start checking after 6 minutes so they will not burn out.
  • Cool off cookies completely before frosting.

Glaze

  • Whisk milk with powdered sugar. Add more milk if it will become too thick or sugar if it will become too watery.
    10 tsp. milk, 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Spread the glaze on top of the cookies. I found two ways to do this:
  • Take some glaze on a small spoon and spread on cookies.
  • Or put the glaze into the bag, make a little hole on the corner. Decorate cookies.

Fake Blood

  • Blend raspberries in a blender. Run through the strainer to remove seeds.
    1 cup raspberries
  • Spread or spatter blended raspberries on cookies.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian

Notes

  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough, then use a circular cookie cutter to cut the shapes.
  • To make the glaze, you need to combine a few spoons of milk with powdered sugar until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS & VARIATIONS: You can use strawberries instead of raspberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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Update Notes: The post was originally published in October 9, 2015, On September, 2023 it was updated with tips.

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29 Comments

    1. I googled it.. wow what a cake! I liked visiting Peller Estates yesterday. It was a nice trip. Nice meeting you. You have a very lovely blog. I will be definitely visiting your blog often.

  1. Glad that you actually just used natural coloring ๐Ÿ˜€
    On that note, I just finished reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. He mentions at some point that it isn’t all to uncommon to find blood spatters in restaurant food ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. On the counter top in the kitchen for couple hours is perfect, otherwise in the fridge. The best way is to consume them in up to 2 days. Cookies are ok, it is just the raspberry “blood” that might get spoiled quickly.

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