This easy Peanut Butter Mummy Halloween Cookie Recipe is so cute and easy. The cookies are made with only 3 ingredients and then decorated to look like little mummies! Happy Halloween!
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
These mummy cookies are way cute. As if that weren't enough, the cookies themselves only need THREE ingredients! Who knew that you could make peanut butter cookies with only peanut butter, sugar, and egg?
If you're looking for a simple project to do with your family to get into the spooky spirit, this easy mummy Halloween cookie recipe is a fun and easy way to do it! Pair them with some Witch Hat Cookies for even more Halloween festivity!
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- peanut butter - you'll want to use creamy here.
- egg - helps bind the peanut butter and sugar into a simple cookie.
- chocolate chips - what's better than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter?
- candy eyes - adorable little edible eyes that give your mummies so much character!
- white chocolate chips - you'll use these to create the mummies' "bandages."
- Place peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl.
- Stir until combined.
- Scoop the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Flatten the dough into ovals.
5. Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees F until the cookies are matte and the edges are slightly brown.
6. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and spread about a tablespoon of chocolate on each cookie, spreading it to cover the whole surface. Place the candy eyes on the cookies and freeze until the chocolate sets.
7. Repeat the melting process with the white chocolate and spoon it into a piping bag.
8. Pipe the white chocolate in strips onto the cookies and allow to harden at room temperature or in the fridge.
Once the dough is no longer shiny and the edges have taken on a nice golden-brown hue, this is typically a good indication that your cookies are done.
If you've let them sit and they're getting cool but still don't seem done, put them back in the oven at 300-325 degrees F. Aim for the lower temperature if you don't want them to take on any more color, but if you don't mind then go for 325. Give them a couple minutes and check on them again.
Yes, these cookies freeze well! Make a big batch now and whip them out once Halloween gets closer.
💭 Other Helpful Tips
- Pop a couple of these cookies into little baggies and hand them out as adorable Halloween treats!
- If you don't have a cookie scoop, use about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie.
- You can use candy melts instead of white chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate if you have trouble melting the chips.
- A double boiler is also a great way to melt your chocolate.
- No piping bag? Just spoon your melted chocolate into a plastic resealable bag and snip off one of the corners!
This easy mummy Halloween cookie recipe is perfect for a day spent baking and decorating with your loved ones. Have fun wrapping these mummy cookies in chocolate!
- White decoration icing can be substituted for the melted chocolate. Just be aware it might not harden as fully as the chocolate does.
- If you can't find candy eyes, try piping two dots of white chocolate and using mini chocolate chips instead.
🍲 Hearty Fall Dishes
While this mummy Halloween cookie recipe is irresistible, you might want to eat dinner first! These main courses are perfect for chilly autumn evenings, like these Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes! For a complete and hearty meal, make Garlic Butter Steak Bites and Potatoes, and for something that the whole family is sure to love, try this simple and tasty Homemade Mac and Cheese.
🍮 More Dessert Recipes
- Monster Mash - This unique and tasty treat is another recipe perfect for Halloween festivities!
- Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake - A simple but tasty fall dessert.
- Vanilla Wafer Christmas Bark - If you're already starting to look ahead to the winter holidays, check out this recipe for Christmas bark.
Mummy Halloween Cookie Recipe
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📋 Recipe Card
Easy Peanut Butter Mummy Halloween Cookie Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine the peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl.1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and place on the parchment paper.
- With the back of a spoon or a spatula, flatten the balls of dough and shape them into roughly rectangular ovals.
- Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the surface of the cookies is no longer shiny and the edges are lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
- When the cookies are completely cool, melt the semi-sweet morsels in the microwave by microwaving on 50% power, 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Place about a tablespoon of melted chocolate on each cookie, and spread it evenly over each, almost to the edges.12 oz semi-sweet morsels
- Place the candy eyes on the chocolate and press gently so that they stick, then freeze the cookies for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate sets.24 candy eyes
- Melt the white chocolate chips using the same technique as the semi-sweet. When the white chocolate is melted, spoon it into a candy decorating bag.12 oz white chocolate chips
- Remove the cookies from the freezer, and, working quickly, pipe bands of white chocolate over the cookies to look like mummy wrappings. Wait for the chocolate to harden at room temperature or place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
- If you don't have a cookie scoop, use roughly 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie.
- Sometimes I have trouble melting the chocolate chips with the microwave method, especially the white chocolate chips. If you have a double boiler, that really works best. Or you can use white candy melts which also work well even in the microwave.
- If you don't have candy decorating bags, you can use a sturdy plastic bag (like a freezer bad), fill it with the melted white chocolate, and cut the corner to pipe the bands of white chocolate onto the cookies.
- You can substitute white decorating icing for the white chocolate. Often you can find the decorating icing already packaged in decorating bags, which makes it super easy. Just make sure it comes with a flat tip so you can pipe on strips of icing for the mummy wrapping!
Update Notes: This post was originally published in October 2016, but was republished with tips, step by step photos, and a recipe change in September 2021.
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