Easy Halloween Sugar Cookies

Halloween is quite the trend that has made its way into Sri Lanka as well. Although derived from the western culture, all that dressing up and preparing special sweets and food for the theme of Halloween are enjoyed by both adults and children alike! Here’s an easy recipe for whole wheat sugar cookies to delight the kids this Halloween season.


  • 2 cups 7 Star Wholemeal Flour
  • 3/4 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil/olive oil
  • 1 stick of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Beat the butter and sugar together using a hand mixer. Once you get a nice and fluffy texture, beat in an egg, vanilla, and oil.
  2. Add flour and baking powder into the mix and beat until all the ingredients are well combined and the dough is thick.
  3. Separate the dough into small balls and freeze them for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line the cookie trays with parchment paper.
  5. Roll out the dough into circles which will have a thickness of about ¼ inch. You can use a cookie cutter for any shape you prefer.
  6. Leave the cookies in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Once done, leave them to cool for about 2 minutes on the tray and then transfer them onto the wire cooling rack.



  • 1 drop of natural food colouring
  • 4 oz white chocolate bar
  • Sugar eyes


  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, or you could double boil it as well.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, add colouring of your choice and drizzle over cookies with folk or spoon.
  3. Place the sugar eyes no sooner you drizzle the chocolate so that they stick.

More decorative suggestions

Sugar cookies can be your drawing board when it comes to Halloween! Try out some of these as well with some orange and black frosting.

  • Jack-o-lantern faces
  • Ghosts
  • Spiders & webs
  • Witches’ hats
  • Bats
  • Skulls
Halloween Sugar Cookies

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