A fun Halloween cookie recipe that kids can make, these Mummy Cookies are a super simple sugar cookie perfect for Halloween!
Mummy Cookie Recipe
While I love an ambitious baking project, for the most part I am baking with kids and I want recipes that they can actually help with and feel proud of their finished products.
These mummy cookies are super easy for kids to help make. The dough is super simple and straightforward – I’ve slowly perfected it over the past ten years and I think I’ve hit the perfect balance of delicious sugar cookies with a low-maintenance recipe.
Then after the dough making comes the best part of this recipe: decorating the mummy cookies!
My daycare kids loved getting to take turns swishing the candy melts over the cookies to form the mummy’s “bandages.” We found using a fork to be the easiest way to get consistent bandage thickness and reduce big globs of candy melts from dropping onto the cookies.
My best tip with this recipe is to double the cookie dough when you make it and then freeze half of the dough (or half of the baked cookies) for the next time you and the kids want to bake. It freezes extremely well, and then all you have to do the next time you want to bake is grab it out of the freezer and let it thaw for less than two hours.
Of course, you can use pre-made sugar cookie dough for this recipe but I really encourage you to give this recipe a try. I really dislike store-bought sugar cookie dough and I think you’ll find a huge quality difference. (This recipe may just ruin store-bought cookie dough for you!)
These would be perfect for a family movie night – especially one featuring a Mummy!!
Ingredients for Mummy Cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup white candy melts
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- Eye candies
Tip: you can use pre-made sugar cookie dough, if desired.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Medium size circle cookie cutter
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Electric mixer
- Cutting board
- Rolling pin
- Cookie Sheets
- Cooling racks
How to Make Mummy Sugar Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside
Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat to incorporate, about 2 minutes.
In a small separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the sugar-butter mixture, combine, and then add the remaining half.
Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut out your circles, re-rolling out the dough as needed, and place onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown at the edges.
Let cookies cool completely.
When the cookies are cool, melt the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl for 25 seconds, stir and then reheat as needed.
Apply a dot of the candy melts to each of the cookies to attach the candy eyes.
Let the candy holding the eyes dry completely before moving on to the next step.
You may need to reheat the candy melts before the next step.
Stir in the shortening to make the candy melts easier to drizzle.
I found it easiest to use a fork to help drizzle the candy melts to form the mummy’s “bandages.”
Let the stripes of candy melts dry fully before eating or packaging.
Grab your free printable for our easy Mummy Sugar cookies:
These mummy sugar cookies are the perfect addition to your Halloween party – kids can decorate them easily and bring them home as a goodie treat – or they would be perfect for a family night.