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Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe for Halloween

Bat sugar cookies are a fun cookie to make for Halloween. Get the whole family involved to decorate the bats.

These cookies are perfect for Halloween parties, or just to get your family in the ghoulish mood. Post contains affiliate links. 

A blue plate full of bat sugar cookies.

Cute Bats for Halloween Sugar Cookies

These bat sugar cookies are fun to make with the kids. Once you have the shapes cut out, children can help decorate the bats.

This recipes makes a lot of cookies, so they are ideal for Halloween parties or sharing with friends and family.

I never recommend handing out baked goods to trick-or-treaters, though. Wrapped candy is always better to hand out at the door for so many reasons!

Bat Sugar Cookies Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Greek yogurt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cake Boss Bat fondant/cookie cutter press
  • Wilton white vanilla fondant
  • Wilton black icing color
  • Wilton Blood Red Sparkle Gel

Halloween Bat Cookies Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar for a few minutes. Do this at medium speed using the paddle attachment.

Making cookie dough with flour, butter, and sugar.

Add the Greek Yogurt, vanilla extract, and almond extract to the mixture and and cream together for another 1 to 2 minutes at medium speed.

Add the eggs and beat together for about 3 minutes.

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.)

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing at low speed until all the ingredients are evenly combined.

Scoop the mixture into a medium bowl. Seal and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, remove the dough from the refrigerator and scoop out one fist-sized ball at a time. Place it onto parchment paper.

Knead the dough with your hands. Sprinkle flour onto a rolling pain and the dough to avoid sticking.

Use the rolling pin to evenly flatten the dough.

Using a cookie press to make bats from cookie dough and fondant.

Using the bat fondant/cookie cutter press, begin to cut each shape into the dough as many times as possible. Do NOT press down on the spring button, that’s for the fondant later.

Place all of the bat cookies onto a baking sheet. Bake in your preheated oven for 5 minutes per batch.

Once the cookies are baked, let them cool for about 5 minutes.

Add a few dabs of black coloring to the fondant. Kneed the fondant with your hands until the color is completely blended.

Use a rolling pin or fondant roller to flatten it into a thin layer.

Using a cookie cutter to create bat shapes out of black fondant.

Use the bat fondant/cookie cutter from earlier to cut as many bats as possible. This time, be sure to press down on the spring button when cutting each shape. This creates a 3D detailing for the bats.

Use the blood red sparkle gel to fill in the little eye indentations. Add the fondant bats to each cookie and press down gently to secure them.

Black fondant in the shape of bats on top of bat sugar cookies.

Serve and enjoy.

Yield: 4 dozen

Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe

Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe for Halloween

Adorable bat sugar cookies to make with the kids for Halloween.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups Butter (room temperature)
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3½ cups Flour
  • 1½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Cake Boss Bat Fondant/Cookie Cutter Press
  • Wilton White Vanilla Fondant
  • Wilton Black Icing Color
  • Wilton Blood Red Sparkle Gel

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together for a few minutes at medium speed using paddle.
  3. Add Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and almond extract to butter and sugar mixture in mixer (you can use a hand mixer, but I recommend the Cuisinart mixer). Cream together for 1 to 2 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Add eggs to mixture and beat together for about 3 minutes.
  5. Combine dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Slowly add dry mixture to mixer on low speed until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  7. Scoop mixture into medium mixing bowl. Seal and place in refrigerator overnight.
  8. Remove from refrigerator. Scoop out one fist-sized ball at a time and place onto parchment paper. Knead with hands. Sprinkle flour onto rolling pin and dough as needed to avoid sticking. Use rolling pin to flatten dough evenly.
  9. Using the bat fondant/cookie cutter press, begin to cut each shape into the dough as many times as possible. Do NOT press down on spring button.
  10. Place all of the bat cookies onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes per batch.
  11. Remove from oven. Let cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  12. Knead white fondant in hands for a few minutes.
  13. Add a few toothpick dabs of black icing color. Knead fondant with your hands until color is completely blended.
  14. Use fondant roller or regular rolling pin to flatten into a thin layer.
  15. Using the bat fondant/cookie cutter presses, begin to cut as many bats as possible from the fondant. Be sure to press down on the spring button when cutting each shape, this will create 3-dimensional detailing and indentations for your bats.
  16. Using the blood red sparkle gel, fill the eye indentations with red dots. Add fondant bat cutouts to each cookie and press down gently to secure.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Who do you know that would love these bat sugar cookies?

sheila ressel

Sunday 25th of October 2015

These are so cute and look easy enough to make. Gotta give these a try. I'm sure they'll be a hit at our party.

Crystal Rogers Walker

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

HOW CUTE ARE THESE COOKIES I THINK I WILL DO THESE FOR MY GRANDKIDS FOR HALLOWEEN THEY WILL LOVE THEM

CR Williams

Thursday 8th of October 2015

These looks scary and yummy at the same time lol.

Darla Peduzzi

Monday 5th of October 2015

These cookies are so amazing! They look like 3D cookies. I'm sure they'd be a big hit with the kids!

Kate

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

These cookies are so adorable...I mean scary! Thanks for linking up to the Wake Up Wednesday link party! Hope to see you next week! Kate | The Organized Dream

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