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Easy Mummy Sugar Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (per batch)
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x
  • Category: Halloween
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Looking for a unique cookie recipe for Halloween?  These yummy mummies are homemade using the best soft sugar cookie recipe tinted green for a spooky glow and wrapped in white buttercream "bandages"!  Let your kids take over cutting out and decorating these Halloween sugar cookies!


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and powdered sugar.
  2. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts.
  3. Stir in the flour.  
  4. Add enough avocado food coloring to make it the shade you want. 
  5. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare baking sheets by either lining them with parchment paper or spraying them with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Roll the cookie dough out on a floured surface.  The dough may be a little sticky at first, just sprinkle the top of the dough so the rolling pin doesn't stick.  
  8. Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut out into gingerbread man shapes. 
  9. Place the cut outs on the prepared baking sheet and push their legs together tapping the leg seams together slightly.
  10. Press 2 mini M&Ms on each cookie for eyes.
  11. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.   The cookies shouldn't brown except for on the very bottom edges very lightly.  
  12. Cool cookies completely before frosting.
  13. Using a #47 tip, pipe the white buttercream frosting using back and forth motions onto the mummies.
  14. Once the frosting is set up, store between layers of wax paper in an airtight container.


  • I like to make these at least a day ahead and let them sit overnight to also the frosting to soften the cookies to perfection.
  • Nutritional Disclaimer

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