Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

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Easy, adorable and festive Halloween Pumpkin Cookies are the cutest fall treat. You and the family will enjoy this fun change up for dessert. Ready in 20 minutes or less.

Pumpkin looking cookie son a grey plate with a dish towel and lights.
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Why Make These Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies are so easy to make. No baking required! You will use Oreo sandwich style cookies for the main component so the hard work is already done for you!

These can be ready in about 20 minutes or less, all depending on how fast you work with decorating. These cookies really put a smile on everyones face every time I make them. I KNOW your family will enjoy them. Also try my Apple Pastries and my Pumpkin Cookies for more fall goodies.

These cookies can be cute and perfect all through fall (even great for Thanksgiving!). You can also draw pumpkin carved looking faces on them depending on how crafty you want to get.

Ingredients Needed

Oreos. This recipe is made with Oreos or any sandwich style round cookie. This is the base of the cookie.

Coconut Oil. This is used to thin out the chocolate and help make it more spreadable.

White Chocolate Bark. White chocolate needs to be used in order to get the orange color. You can use bark or chips for this recipe.

Orange Food Coloring or Icing Gel. This is typically found in the baking aisle.

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card below. 

Recipe Variations

Oreos. Use any flavor you prefer. Ideally the Halloween ones would be great, but they can be hard to find. You can use any round sandwich style cookie. I prefer double stuffed, but you can do what you please. You can also use peanut butter cups instead. They work great as well!

White Chocolate Bark. Use chips or melting wafers as well.

Coconut Oil. This is to make the chocolate more spreadable. You can use canola oil but the chocolate will take a little longer to harden and will need to be stored in a cool place.

Pretzels. Use sticks or braided, just be sure they are small.

M&Ms. Use peanut butter or milk Chocolate. The milk chocolate are smaller and look cuter and fit best.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Step One. Gather the ingredients. Carefully cut the green m&ms in half with a sharp knife, set them aside in a small bowl. Break the pretzels into small “stems” and set aside. Add chocolate to a large bowl, add coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds. Add the food coloring. Stir. Microwave again in 30 second increments until it’s nice and thin, runny and add more coloring if needed.

Step Two. Get a parchment lined cookie sheet ready and nearby. Place the cookie on the fork and gently dunk into the orange chocolate. I gently tap the fork with coated cookie on the edge of the bowl to shake off excess (photo 2). I then wipe the fork along the bowl before I place the cookie on the parchment paper (photo 3).

Step Three. Finish all the cookies. Carefully place the small pretzel piece on the top of the cookie. Next, very carefully, add the green m&m halves to either side of the pretzel towards the top. Then, use a toothpick or knife to “rough” up the texture to look like lines, like a pumpkin has. Carefully add the cookie sheet to the fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes to harden, then enjoy!

Cookie sheet with cookies and pretzels on it.

Recipe FAQs

Do these need to be refrigerated?

No, if you are using cookies and live in a cooler, dry climate you do not need to refrigerate. If you live somewhere like Florida, yes refrigerate so the coconut oil doesn’t melt.

What do I do If my white chocolate won’t melt?

First thing, make sure to add the food coloring before completely melting. The food coloring or gel can cause the mix to seize up and thicken.

Next, if it’s still too thick and you already added the coloring, just add some more coconut oil. I add 1 Tbsp more at a time.

Can I add faces to these?

Yes! Add cute pumpkin carved faces by using a black edible styling gel (found in the baking aisle!)

Will these work for a Thanksgiving dessert?

Yes, these make a great Thanksgiving treat as well as Halloween.

Recipe Tips

Use double stuffed cookies if you can. This makes them look more like a rounded pumpkin.

If you don’t like Oreo style cookies, use peanut butter cups instead.

Add the food coloring before you completely melt the chocolate. Stir the it in increments to ensure it doesn’t seize from the coloring. Add more oil as needed in small amounts to continue to thin.

Prepare the cookie details before working. Be sure to have the m&ms sliced and ready to go as well as the cookie sheet/parchment. This will ensure the cookies don’t set and the chocolate doesn’t harden too quickly. Work patiently.

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Orange cookies on a grey plate with a tea towel.
5 from 4 votes

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Easy, adorable and festive Halloween Pumpkin Cookies are the cutest fall treat. You and the family will enjoy this fun change up for dessert.  Ready in 20 minutes or less. 
Prep: 20 minutes
Servings: 15

Equipment

  • fork
  • mixing bowls

Ingredients 

  • 30-40 Oreo cookies, *see notes
  • cup white chocolate bark , or chips!
  • 1-2 tsp orange food coloring
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil , *see notes, more as needed
  • ¼ cup green milk candy coated chocolates , *like milk chocolate m&ms
  • ¼ cup pretzel pieces

Instructions 

  • Gather the ingredients. Carefully cut the green m&ms in half with a sharp knife, set them aside in a small bowl. Break the pretzels into small "stems" and set aside. Add chocolate to a large bowl, add coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds. Add the food coloring. Stir. Microwave again in 30 second increments until it's nice and thin, runny and add more coloring if needed. 
  • Get a parchment lined cookie sheet ready and nearby. Place the cookie on the fork and gently dunk into the orange chocolate. I gently tap the fork with coated cookie on the edge of the bowl to shake off excess (photo 2). I then wipe the fork along the bowl edge before I place the cookie on the parchment paper (photo 3). This helps get the excess chocolate off.
  • Finish all the cookies. Carefully place the small pretzel piece on the top of the cookie. Next, very carefully, add the green m&m halves to either side of the pretzel towards the top. Then, use a toothpick or knife to "rough" up the texture to look like lines, like a pumpkin has. Carefully add the cookie sheet to the fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes to harden, then enjoy! 

Notes

*any round cookie sandwich style cookie will work (JoJos and so on). Use any flavor Oreo you prefer. You can also use peanut butter cups it you don’t like Oreos style cookies. 
*The number of oreos varies on how thick or thin your white Chocolate is. 
*you may need more oil, please read instructions. You can also use canola oil but it may not solidify as easily and need to be refrigerated.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Calories: 240
Keyword: 20 minute, Cookies, dessert
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so cute! Making them this weekend with vanilla Oreos.

  2. 5 stars
    Just made these for my girls. They are fantastic. I can’t believe how easy they were and boy are they cute.

  3. 5 stars
    Just made these for my girls. They are fantastic. I can’t believe how easy they were and boy are they cute.