The Halloween dessert hacks have started to trickle in on TikTok, and some bakers are getting creative with a holiday classic: Pillsbury’s annual Halloween sugar cookies. A quintessential cookie for many ’90s and 2000s kids, the treat is known to disappear off shelves almost as soon as it arrives every fall. For many with nostalgic ties to the cookie, it’s hard to imagine making the spooky treat even better. Thanks to TikTok and Instagram, though, we dug up four Halloween dessert recipes that have us rethinking the way we’ve been eating the cookies our whole lives.
In addition to their adorable designs — most notably, the bright orange-and-green pumpkins and the purple ghosts — the cookies are known for their soft texture and sweet, buttery taste. Though they’re delicious on their own or dipped in a glass of milk, adding frosting, cake batter, and even brownie batter takes the cookies to another level.
From creamy sugar cookie cheesecake to ghostly cookie cupcakes, there’s definitely more than one way to enjoy this classic Halloween dessert. While some recipes require a little bit of mixing and chilling, others are almost fairly effortless. Whether you’re looking for a recipe to try out with your family or a quick Halloween dessert to whip up in between scary-movie marathons, you’ll want to keep your fridge stocked with these ready-to-bake cookies all season long.
See how to conjure up a Pillsbury Halloween cookie dessert for your next costume party ahead.