Giving my plate o’ cookies a Halloween makeover. Get your bandages ready, here are my Mummy Sugar Cookies.
This is a fun Halloween dessert to make with kids of all ages! Everyone will have a blast decorating their own mummies. They are as fun to make as these Halloween monster cookies (those eyes are so funny!).
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Sugar cookies always seem to be reserved for the holidays. But why?! I think there’s a special place for sugar cookies on any Halloween sweets table.
These mummies are totally cute and not at all scary. You could even host a cookie decorating party. Just make the sugar cookies ahead of time and then everyone can decorate them how they want.
How To Make Halloween Sugar Cookies
You don’t need very many things to make these cute little cookies!
I had tons of fun making these Mummy Sugar Cookies. Rather than only using buttercream, I opted to mix it up with different (and super sweet) mediums.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Wax Paper
- Baking Sheet
- Rolling Pin
- Electric Mixer
- Rubber Spatula
- Pre-Made Sugar Cookies (this is my favorite recipe)
- White fondant
- Cornstarch, for rolling
- Butter, softened
- Confectioners’ sugar
- Black decorating frosting
- Candy googly eyes
Cookie Decorating Tips
This recipe makes about a dozen cookies. You might have to make more buttercream if you want to make more cookies.
Use Chilled Cookies
It’s very difficult to frost warm cookies. It melts the frosting and creates more of a glaze. I like to chill the cookies so they are easier to decorate.
Make Homemade Buttercream
I included a recipe for homemade buttercream in the printable recipe card. You can also just use store-bought frosting.
If you are making homemade buttercream frosting and you find that it is too runny, add more powdered sugar. If it is too thick, add more milk.
Add The Eyes First
After you spread the buttercream frosting on the cookies, add the black frosting and place the eyes. Now you are ready to spread the fondant wrappers!
Tips For Preschoolers
If you are doing these cookies with toddlers or preschoolers, I suggest giving them their own child-safe tools (like plastic knives and bowls). Or, pre-frost the cookies and let them add the wrappers.
Colored Fondant Idea
Mummies are usually wrapped in white shrouds, but if you wanted to add a bit of extra flair, you can always use different colors on the mummies too!
Mummy Sugar Cookies
- Baking Sheet
- Electric Mixer
- 12 Sugar Cookies pre-made
- 6 ounces White Fondant
- Cornstarch for rolling
- 1/2 stick Butter softened
- 1 cup Confectioner's Sugar
- 4 tbsp Milk
- Black Decorating Frosting
- 24 Candy Googly Eyes
- Ensure that your cookies are cool before decorating. Start by prepping your fondant “bandages.” Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- Lightly dust a clean working surface with cornstarch. Also, add some on your rolling pin.
- Roll out your fondant so that it’s about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut into long strips and set carefully on your lined baking sheet.
- Time for the buttercream: using an electric mixer, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase to high until smooth. Your buttercream is ready once it forms semi-stiff peaks.
- Using an offset spatula, spread buttercream on each cookie.
- At the top of your cookie, around where you’d place your mummy’s eyes, spread a small dollop of black decorating icing. Top it with your candy googly eyes.
- This is where the fun starts: start spreading your fondant strips on random parts of your cookies. Trim where necessary.
More Halloween Ideas
If you enjoyed these cute mummy sugar cookies, here are some more Halloween ideas you can do with your kids.
These sugar cookies turned out really cute. Bet they taste as good as they look. Love how simple you make it look to decorate these cookies.
Amber Myers says
These are so cute! I’ll have to make them with my kids. They’ll get a kick out of them. Plus we love our cookies!
Alli Smith says
Those are the cutest mummies I’ve ever seen! They are so cute and sugar cookies are a favorite of mine. I know the grandkids would love for me to make these for Halloween. So cute!
Melissa Chapman says
How inventive those cookies are really cute and I am sure they taste good too. I will try and make these but if they come out as good as yours they will look too good to eat.
I love these!! Such a cute idea and I think the grandkids would love helping me make these. Pinning!
This recipe would be so much fun to make with the kiddos for Halloween. They would have so much fun decorating the cookies.
Melissa Chapman says
The cookies do look like a lot of fun for Halloween. They are so cute nd look like a good treat for the holiday.
Tomi C says
Halloween is such a fun time of the year for those of who enjoy baking. There are so many cute treats to make, bake and share. These Mummy Sugar Cookies are beyond adorable.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
These cookies are so fun and festive. Perfect for Halloween celebrations, these cookies would be a big hit at my kid’s class parties!
Marcie W. says
How adorable are these?! We are a family of sugar cookie fans and the kids would love to make a batch into mummies. So fun!
How cute are these mummy sugar cookies! Best of all they seem simple to make too! Perfect for a Halloween party!
These are such cute cookies. They are absolutely perfect for a Halloween party!
These are adorable! We love Halloween, and it’s fun to have recipes and activities to do.
Anosa Malanga says
Glad I came over this post. Definitely adding this as part of our Halloween treats! Perfect to add some balance to some spooky designs we have in mind.
Sara Welch says
Oh my gosh those mummies are actually the cutest idea. I am seriously copying this!
Chubskulit Rose says
Now those looks like some fun treats. My kids would have fun making this especially my daughter who love to bake.
These cookies so adorable! I can’t believe that the holiday season is around the corner, from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas! FUN!
Stephanie Pass says
I love Halloween, and I love fun Halloween treats. These are so adorable! My kids would absolutely love to make these with me.
Those are the perfect amount of spooky for my little one. I can’t wait to start holiday baking with her. Halloween is our favorite.
Oh my gosh, these are perfect! They are just the right level of cute for a Halloween cookie. I can’t wait to make these.
Foodie Finds Home says
These are super cute and fun. I know my babies would enjoy making them. Putting this in my pocket for a Halloween craft.
Margie DQ says
My kids will love this! Saving it to do next month. Thank you!
Shannon Gurnee says
These cookies are super cute! I would love to make these with our kids for Halloween!
These cookies are definitely cute! I bet they taste yummy! Yummy mummy cookies!
Veronica Solomon says
These are so freaking fun, complete with the “bandages”. Oh I wish I was a kid again! Lol
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
These are really cute! Saving these for Halloween!
These are so cool. My kids would love eating these, sharing with fellow classmates. Cute and simple
How cute are these!!! Adorable, I love them and know my kids would too. They’d love to make them!
These are the cutest halloween sugar cookies ever. Too cute to eat but i am happy they arent scary.
Vanessa Palma says
These look great. I’m adding it to my list of things to make with the kids for Halloween.