Crack open one of these bewitchingly cute Halloween treats to find candy hiding inside. You can make these Candy Filled Witch Cookies cute or Kooky. See how at Hungry Happenings.
Halloween Treats - Candy Filled Witch Cookies
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 12 mins

Have a spooky dessert like these Candy Filled Witch Cookies at your next Halloween party! They are so much fun to make with your kids and your guests will love them.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, halloween, halloween candy, halloween desserts, spooky, witch
Servings: 22
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Green Cookies:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus more if needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter softened slightly
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Chocolate Cookies:
  • 10 tablespoons butter softened slightly
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
Candies and Decorations:
  • 1 3/4 cup tiny candies
  • 44 large candy eyes
  • 8 ounces orange candy clay modeling chocolate
  • 2 ounces green candy clay or 22 round candy coated chocolates Sixlets
  • black food coloring marker
Green Cookie Dough:
  1. Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in egg, vanilla, almond extract, and some green food coloring.
  4. Add more coloring until you get a really bright shade of green and mix until well combined. The color will get lighter when you add the dry ingredients.
  5. Add dry ingredients and stir just until combined. If the dough is sticky, add a small amount of flour.
  6. Flatten into a disc and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Chocolate Cookie Dough:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar.
  2. Cream until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Combine cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and flour in a small mixing bowl.
  5. Stir in to wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Flatten dough into a disc and place in a zip top bag.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Witch Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Roll out green dough to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut out twenty two 2 1/4 inch rounds.
  3. Set those rounds on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll the remaining dough out to about 1/16th inch thickness and cut out twenty two 2 1/2 inch rounds.
  5. Drape them over a cake pops pan then smooth them out into a half sphere.
  6. Roll out chocolate cookie dough to 1/8th inch thickness.
  7. Cut out twenty two witch hats.
  8. Cut a curved section out of the bottom of each witch hat.
  9. Brush the edge of that cut with a bit of water and set it up against a green round cookie.
  10. Refrigerate the cut out cookies for at least 15 minutes.
  11. Bake the witch cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Bake the half sphere cookies for about 8 minutes until the edges look set.
  13. Allow cookies to cool completely.
  14. Fill half sphere cookies with candy.
  15. Pipe melted candy melts or royal icing on edge of candy filled cookies.
  16. Press a witch cookie on top, lining up the circle with the half sphere.
  17. Decorate using candy clay, candy eyes, candies, and food coloring marker according to step-by-step tutorial instructions.