It’s October and Halloween time. What’s more perfect than these chocolate cookies to celebrate Halloween! Have fun making these Halloween chocolate cookies with your kids and serve them at your Halloween Party or distribute these cookies among your friends. Delicious chocolate chip cookies topped with candy eyeballs & chocolate candies which make it perfect for the occasion.

As a child, I haven’t had the opportunity to know or experience much about Halloween as it’s not a tradition back in India. After moving to Germany, I got to experience this tradition and found it to be a lot of fun! Right from wearing spooky costumes, pumpkin carving, going for trick or treat and eating numerable candies and Halloween treats, there is so much to look forward to! Both children and adults participate with equal enthusiasm which makes it all the more fun and interesting.

Halloween Cookies

If you are a chocolate lover, you will love these cookies. Cocoa powder, chocolate chips, chocolate candies make these cookies super chocolatey and delicious. I have also added in a little bit of Espresso Powder to make these more yum! These cookies are rich, slightly crisp and chewy. What more is needed for a perfect cookie!

These cookies don’t need any fancy baking experience or equipment. These are easy cookies that can be made within 30 minutes on any day. Also, just leave the candies out and these cookies will be perfect for an everyday snack.

halloween chocolate cookies

These cookies are so fudgy and delicious. Serve these cookies to your guests at the Halloween party and I am sure it will be loved by all age groups.

The candy eyeballs are so awesome! It gives a scary feel and seems like the eyeballs are staring right at you. It’s a lot of fun to bake these cookies with kids during Halloween.

How to make these Halloween Chocolate Cookies

First, cream the butter & sugar. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined.

In another bowl, add the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Combine them slowly.

Once done, add in the chocolate chips. Mix until completely combined.

Scoop them and bake these cookies by placing the candies on top!

You can refrigerate the scooped dough for 30 minutes minimum before baking them. This is optional but recommended!

Tips & Suggestions for these Chocolate Cookies!

Halloween Chocolate cookies

Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.

Line the baking tray using parchment paper or silicone baking mat. This ensures the cookies don’t stick to the baking sheet.

If you want to have a dark, black cookie, you can use a dark cocoa powder or black icing colour. It is totally optional!

If you have a hand mixer or a stand mixer, it makes the job easier to use them to make these cookies.

You can use any candy of your choice to decorate on top. You can also leave these candies out if you just want to make regular chocolate cookies.

Scoop the cookie dough using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to have uniform cookies.

Use all purpose flour or any gluten free flour in place of wholewheat flour.

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for 5 days at room temperature.

Freezing the cookie dough

Scoop out the cookie dough and store them in a zip lock bag. Freeze the dough for up to 3 months. Later when the cookie needs to be baked, thaw them at room temperature for a few minutes and bake the cookies.

Halloween chocolate cookies

I had so much fun baking these cookies this Halloween!


Halloween Chocolate Cookies

Rich, fudge wholewheat chocolate cookies with candy eyeballs to give the Halloween feel.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate cookies, Halloween Chocolate Cookies, Halloween Special Cookies, Wholewheat Chocolate Cookies
Servings: 25 cookies


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups Wholewheat Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Instant coffee powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 & 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • Candies to decorate


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  • Cream the Butter and Sugar using hand mixer, stand mixer or a spatula.
  • Once combined well, add in the eggs & vanilla extract. Beat again until well combined.
  • In another bowl, sift and add the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients little by little to the wet ingredients and beat on slow speed until well combined. Do not over beat.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and make mix once.
  • Scoop the cookie dough using an ice cream scoop and place them on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Make sure you give enough space between the cookies . It may expand while baking.
  • Place the candies on top and bake for 10-12 mins or until done.
  • Serve once cooled.


All-Purpose Flour or any gluten-free flour can be used in place of Whole Wheat Flour. 
Optionally, the candies can be placed on the cookies once they are out of the oven. Place them while the cookies are still soft. 
Feel free to use any candies of your choice or you can omit the candies if you prefer.