Have fun decorating these Haunted Cookie Houses for Halloween using royal icing, sprinkles, and candies. Make each house as cute or creepy as you like.
Haunted Cookie Houses
When I was asked to create some Haunted Cookie Houses for Dixie Crystals, I was a bit nervous. I had only ever made a gingerbread house from a kit and was worried I'd have a difficult time creating a house that would stand up.
To make things a bit easier on myself I decided to try my hand at making a few small houses instead of one large house. I figured it would be easier to put the walls up on a small house.
I'm so glad I did. I found these cookie houses to be so easy to assemble and decorate.
Halloween Cookie Houses
I started by creating a gingerbread house template which you can find here.
The template made really cool looking little houses for Halloween. I used my favorite chocolate cookie dough because it doesn't spread much at all and went about building my houses.
The really fun part is decorating them. I made six different Haunted Cookie House designs and would have enjoyed making even more. You can get as creative as you like or use my designs as a guide.
Watch this video to see how you can make your own Haunted Cookie Houses...
You can find the recipe and tutorial for these Halloween cookie houses on the Dixie Crystals website.
To make each house I used:
Spider Web House:
- royal icing spider webs
- spider sprinkles
- royal icing spider webs
- bug sprinkles
Candy Corn House:
- candy corn
- confetti (round) sprinkles in orange, yellow, and white
- white royal icing trim
- candy clay jack-o-lantern (I made this using a jack-o-lantern plunger cutter)
- orange and black nonpareils (roof)
- purple and orange confetti sprinkles
- royal icing cat and jack-o-lantern (found at Walmart)
- bat sprinkles
- orange royal icing
Bloody Bones House:
- bloody bone sprinkles
- skull sprinkles
- red royal icing mixed with a small amount of red gel icing
- tombstone candies
You can find these decorating supplies on amazon (commission earned for sales)
You can also use the same chocolate cookie dough recipe or a vanilla cookie dough recipe to make these fun Halloween cookies.
Candy Filled Black Cat Cookies
These cookies can be filled with your favorite candies and are decorated with candy whiskers, eyes, and a cute heart shaped nose.
Fill these with spider, bone, skull, and eyeball sprinkles for a creepy effect.
Witch Pinata Cookies
Break open these adorable witch cookies to find a tasty treat hiding inside.
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going to use this to make Christmas houses, but your recipe doesn't say what temp to bake at - I'm assuming 350? Thx! 🙂
Oops! Yes, bake the cookies at 350 degrees. Have fun making your Christmas houses!
oh these absolutely spooktacularly bootiful!!! :>D
I really want to make these, but I am unable to save template to my computer. When I save it, I get a message that the page can't be found? These are just sooooooooo cute!
Sharon, I will try to send the template to you via email.
Those little haunted houses turned out fantastic, looks like so much fun!
Thanks! They were really fun to make and decorate.
These are so cute and they could be made for ANY holiday or special occasion! I love seeing all the wonderful things you come up with!
Thanks Mickey! It was so fun creating Halloween cookie houses. I could definitely see doing them for Easter or other holidays too. I'm so glad you are enjoying my projects.