The most perfect fun Halloween cookies couldn’t get any easier! These mouthy Dracula cookies will make all the kids laugh when you tell them that these are the monster’s dentures, complete with marshmallow teeth and pointy fangs made from slivered almonds.
Halloween cookie recipes are so much fun! To go along with the theme of the night, the best Halloween treats are also in fabulous disguises, just like all the kiddos trick-or-treating.
This Halloween we’re dressing up a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough with a little bit of red frosting, mini marshmallows, and almonds to create a cookie sandwich that’s like eating Dracula’s teeth!
Can’t you just imagine a pale vampire in a black tuxedo, coming at you to feast on your blood, with these marshmallow teeth in his mouth? It’s a hilarious thing to visualize – try it yourself if you need a laugh!
Need some more ideas for easy Halloween treats for adults and kids? Get the recipes for Monster Cookies, Candy Corn Marshmallow Squares, and spooky Halloween Sugar Cookies and you’ll be all set for every Halloween party.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Easy and Quick: This fun cookie recipe uses premade cookie dough and premade frosting so that you can focus on the decorations and stress less about a recipe.
- Perfect for the Occasion: Send these to school so the kids can share, or serve them at your Halloween parties. I’ll bet that the folks at your workplace will also appreciate you bringing in this holiday-themed treat.
- Not Too Scary: Vampire fangs as cookies are just spooky enough, but not gory or horror movie-like. Everyone can enjoy these fun Halloween Dracula cookies!
Dracula’s Dentures Ingredients
Complete list of ingredients with quantities and instructions is located in the recipe card below
- Cookie Dough: A 30-ounce tube will make about 12 large cookies and is perfect for this recipe. You can use your favorite brand of refrigerated dough, or you can make a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies if you prefer.
- Frosting: A simple can of vanilla frosting is the easiest way to get these cookies decorated. We’ll tint it dark red using some gel food coloring.
- Marshmallows: Mini marshmallows make the perfect teeth!
- Blanched Slivered Almonds: These wouldn’t be Dracula’s dentures without a set of fangs included. Pick out the pointiest ones in the package.
How to Make Dracula Cookies
- Get Ready: Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake Cookies: Shape the cookie dough into 1 ½ inch balls (that’s about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie) and place them on the cookie sheet, leaving at least two inches between each. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are done.
- Cool: Let the cookies cool completely before moving on to the spooky decorating.
- Mix the Frosting: Add red food coloring to the frosting until you get a dark red color (like blood, or like angry gums!)
- Frost Cookies: Cut each chocolate chip cookie in half, and spread a layer of frosting on the bottoms of each half cookie.
- Make Dracula’s Dentures: Arrange mini marshmallows around the rounded edge of a half cookie, sticking them into the frosting. Then cover with a second frosted cookie to create a sandwich. Add two pointy almond slivers to either side of the teeth to resemble fangs.
- Ignore the instructions on the tube: We’re making cookies that are much bigger than the packaging generally recommends, so the baking time needs to be a few minutes more.
- Any type of cookies can be used here. Your favorite homemade cookie recipe or any flavor of refrigerated cookie dough will work.
- Feel free to buy red decorating frosting instead of adding food dye to vanilla frosting. Sometimes it’s easy to find around Halloween in the seasonal sections of larger stores.
- To make these cookies nut-free, use white chocolate melting wafers, cut into small pieces, in place of the almond fangs. You can also skip the fangs if you’d like.
- Work quickly so that the icing doesn’t have time to dry before you stick the cookies and marshmallow teeth together. It’s best to decorate just 1 or 2 cookies at a time.
- If you feel like the dentures need more stability, you can add a few marshmallows to the straight side of the cookies too. I didn’t need to, the cookies were the perfect size to stay level without support on all sides.
- Have Fun! It’s ok if your marshmallow teeth or almond fangs aren’t perfectly straight. I don’t think I’ve ever met a vampire with perfect teeth!
More Easy Cookie Recipes
- 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Cookies
- No Bake Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookies
- Halloween Cookie Cake
Sure! This recipe is easy to adjust in that way. You can use sugar cookie dough, peanut butter cookies, or double chocolate.
Of course you can. This recipe uses pre-made cookie dough to make it extra easy to make, but you can make your own cookie dough from scratch instead. Try using Rice Krispie Cookies or Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.
I suggest making just one mouth at a time. If the frosting starts to harden, it won’t do a great job of holding the marshmallows and cookies together, and they will fall apart. You might also need to use a bit more frosting to act as cookie glue.
Keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. I suggest enjoying these as soon as possible since the marshmallows will start to dry out when exposed to air. They can be kept for 2-3 days without much of an issue though.
Dracula Cookies are fun, slightly spooky Halloween treats that will make everybody smile! Be sure to pin the recipe so everyone can see how simple these cookies are.