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Easy Halloween Cutout Cookies

Use your favorite Halloween-shaped cookie cutters, like cats, pumpkins or witch hats, and make your own decorated cookies this Halloween.

These cookies are made using Bisquick® baking mix, so they’re a perfect baking project to share with your kids because there’s not a lot of measuring and mixing.

The real fun comes in picking out the perfect cookie cutters and decorating them with fun or scary faces.

Some tips to help make your cookie baking a success:

  • When rolling out your dough, always start at the center and roll toward the outside edges.
  • To prevent your cookie cutters from sticking to the dough, dip them into the baking mix, flour, or powdered sugar and then shake off the excess before cutting your next cookie.
  • The egg yolk paint used this recipe is safe to use because you decorate the cookies first and then bake them, so the egg yolk paint is baked right onto your cookie masterpieces.
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Easy Halloween Cutout Cookies with Bisquick® Baking Mix

Easy Halloween Cutout Cookies with Bisquick® Baking Mix

Chill Time: 1 to 2 hours
Baking Time: 5 to 7 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups Bisquick® Original Baking Mix
  • 11 drops yellow food color
  • 7 drops red food color
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • Egg Yolk Paint for decorating


  1. Beat powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or stir together with wooden spoon.
  2. Stir in baking mix until soft dough forms.
  3. Divide dough in half.
  4. Mix yellow and red food colors into one half to make orange cookie dough.
  5. Mix cocoa into other half to make chocolate cookie dough.
  6. Cover doughs separately and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.
  7. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  8. Roll 1/4 of the dough at a time to 1/8 inch thick on floured surface. Keep the remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.
  9. Cut orange dough with pumpkin shaped cookie cutters and chocolate dough with cat cookie cutters.
  10. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Prepare Egg Yolk Paint and paint faces on pumpkins and cats.
  12. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cookie edges are golden.
  13. Remove cookies from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Egg Yolk Paint

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 teaspoon water
  • food coloring

Mix egg yolk and water. Divide mixture among a few small bowls or custard cups. Tint each cup with a different food color. If paint thickens while standing, stir in a few drops of water.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cookie

  • 50 calories
  • 1g protein
  • 7g carbohydrate
  • 2g fat
  • 10mg cholesterol
  • 110mg sodium

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book.