These Halloween Witch Hat Cookies are so fun and easy to make! They're great for halloween parties and easy to customize with your favorite halloween frosting color and sprinkles!
These easy Halloween Cookies make a terrific last-minute cookie if you need to send something to school for a Halloween class party.
We've used a cake mix base for the cookie dough, or you could add food coloring to our peanut butter cookies.
Icing makes up the base of the hat, with chocolate kisses added to the center of the cookie for the top.
These adorable witch hat cookies are so stinking cute and so much fun to make and they're the perfect Halloween treat!
Why You'll Love These Hershey's Kisses Witch Cookies
- Quick and easy recipe & festive treats to make for Halloween.
- Fun treat for a Halloween parties! Hocus Pocus anyone?
- Budget friendly - using a cake mix saves money on additional ingredients
- Customizable to any holiday! - you can change up the food coloring and make these cookie for Easter or Christmas. Add festive sprinkles to match the holiday.
- Great to make with kids!
Ingredients for Easy Witch Hat Cookies
These easy halloween blossom cookies are made with simple ingredients that you can find in your local grocery store.
- White cake mix
- Vegetable oil
- Eggs - Use large eggs.
- Purple food coloring - you will need 15 to 20 drops if using liquid food coloring. You can also use gel food coloring and use a small amount, checking the color after each addition.
- Hershey's Kiss chocolates
- Halloween nonpareils (sprinkles) - halloween sprinkles usually appear in the grocery stores around September. You can also order them from Amazon.
What are nonpareils?
A fancy word for sprinkles, nonpareils are tiny, colorful and round sprinkles used to decorate desserts like cookies and cakes. They're like very small beads made from sugar. You can find them in colors for every holiday!
Can I use Homeade Icing?
You sure can! A simple buttercream icing is perfect for this recipe.
How to Make Easy Witch Hat Cookies with Cake Mix
You can find a full, printable recipe card by scrolling to the buttom of this page. I also always include a jump to recipe button at the top of the page for every recipe.
Below, you'll find step-by-step photos with tips to help you make the best halloween cookies!
STEP ONE - Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
STEP TWO - Add the cake mix, oil and eggs to a large bowl and stir until a dough forms.
STEP THREE - Add the food coloring and stir until the color is a well-blended vibrant purple.
STEP FOUR - Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the baking sheet, 2 to 3 inches apart.
STEP FIVE - Bake in 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes.
Tip - Keep a close eye on the cookies after the eight minute mark. The edges can brown quickly and will be noticeable against the purple.
STEP SIX - Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack for about 30 minutes until completely cooled.
STEP SEVEN - If using store-bought icing, remove ½ cup from the container. Using only one drop at a time, add purple food coloring until you reach the desired shade of purple.
(If using homemade icing, make the icing and tint ½ cup with purple food coloring).
Use a butter knife to add a small amount of frosting to the center of each cookie. Immediately press a Hershey's Kiss into the frosting.
Finally, top the exposed frosting with sprinkles.
Change up the cookie - you can use my peanut butter blossom recipe for a peanut butter flavored cookie. You can tint the cookies with food coloring. Then, you'll have Halloween Blossom Cookies!
Switch up the sprinkles/nonpareils - Sanding sugar is a good replacement for the sprinkles. You could use plain white frosting with halloween green, orange or purple sanding sugar.
Use a different icing color - orange icing, or bright Halloween green instead of purple. Different colors for the icing will add a lot of variety to your cookies.
Try a different Hershey's Kiss - most flavors of kisses will work in this recipe. The Hershey's Hugs are a great choice!
Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Place cookies in an airtight container, carefully stacked between parchment paper. Freeze for up to two months. Thaw completely at room temperature before eating.
Expert Tips for Making Cake Mix Cookies
The edges can brown quickly. Be sure to line the baking sheets with parchment paper and keep a close eye on the cookies as they are near the end of the cooking time.
Cool the cookies completely, for about 30 minutes before icing. This will stop the icing from spreading and the Hershey's kisses from melting.
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