Hocus Pocus Spooky Cookies

Looking for a fun spooky treat for your next Halloween party? Consider making these Hocus Pocus cookies! Inspired by the Spellbook in the movie, these Halloween cookies are covered in sprinkles and eyes that seem to always be watching you.

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If you’re anything like me, you probably start watching Disney’s Hocus Pocus on repeat as soon as the fall hits. And, after watching Winefred Sanderson utter “Booooooooooook” for the 100th time this year already, I figured it was about time that I whipped up some themed cookies for my movie marathons!

That’s how this Hocus Pocus Halloween Cookie was born!

This cookie is chocolatey, colorful, and themed perfectly for the season with spooky candy eyes staring you down no matter where you stand in the room. They may not come alive like the Spellbook in the movie, but they are sure to give you a sugar high that will get you through a night of trick-or-treating!

Note: For a list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this post and save the recipe card!

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This recipe is perfect for those who are:

  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Fish-free
  • Shellfish-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Tree nut-free
  • Soy-free

Note: I do offer tips on how to make this free of other common allergies below.

stack of halloween cookies

✨ Baking tips

  • Don’t skip chilling the dough for 30 minutes before you decorate! This will ensure that your cookies don’t overspread when they’re baking and create the perfect shape.
  • I recommend using a silicone baking mat when making these Hocus Pocus cookies. Here’s one of my favorites from Amazon.
  • Get your kiddos involved when it’s time to decorate with the sprinkles and eyes!
  • Be sure that you’re watching your cookies carefully in the oven so that they don’t over bake! I like to set my timer for 5 minutes less than the recipe calls for so that I can keep a close eye on them and catch them when they’re just right.

✨  How to decorate the Hocus Pocus cookies

Decorating your Hocus Pocus Halloween Cookies starts before you even put them into the oven!

First, follow all of the instructions to make the cookie dough. Then, it’s time to make these look spooky!

Grab an ice cream scoop and start by scooping out small portions of cookie dough. Roll these into balls with your hands.

Next, grab a small bowl and empty all of the sprinkles into it. Place the cookie dough balls into the bowl one by one, ensuring that each is evenly coated with sprinkles.

Place the sprinkled dough balls onto a baking pan and randomly add the candy eyes to each Hocus Pocus cookie dough ball. This is really where you can be creative, so have some fun with those eyes!

Finally, get these spooky cookies into the oven following the baking instructions below.

✨ FAQs

Here are the most common questions I get any time I share this Hocus Pocus Cookies recipe. If you have any more questions, drop them for me in the comments below or DM me on Instagram!

How do I make these cookies dairy-free?

Just use vegan butter in place of the sweet cream butter and opt for dairy-free chocolate chips.

Can I make the Hocus Pocus Halloween cookies egg-free?

If you want to make this recipe without eggs, use a special egg substitute like Ener-G’s Egg Replacer, replace the egg with baking powder and milk, or use applesauce as a substitute.

Can I use a different type of flour?

Yes! I chose to use the 1-to-1 gluten-free flour to keep this recipe gluten-free but any type of flour will work to create these cookies! Just keep in mind that the consistency of your cookies may differ based on what you use.

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Hocus Pocus Spooky Cookies

  • Author: Vee
  • Total Time: 48 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Looking for a fun spooky treat for your next Halloween party? Consider making these Hocus Pocus cookies! Inspired by the Spellbook in the movie, these Halloween cookies are covered in sprinkles and eyes that seem to always be watching you. 


Units Scale

Spooky Cookies Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup COLD unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups 1-to-1 gluten-free flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Halloween sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup candy eyes


Make Chocolate Cookie Dough:

  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugar.
  • Mix on high until fully combined and it’s light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs to the sugar mixture 1 at a time.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Add the vanilla extract and continue to mix.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture 1 cup at a time.
  • Mix on medium speed until flour is fully combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips to the batter and use your hands to mix to combine.
  • Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes.

Decorate and Bake Cookies:

  • Preheat your oven to 420 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
  • Use an ice cream scoop and scoop out your cookie dough.
  • Roll the cookie dough into a ball.
  • Continue until all of the cookie dough has been rolled into balls.
  • Set to the side.
  • In a small bowl, add sprinkles.
  • Roll the cookie dough into the sprinkles until evenly coated all over.
  • Place the cookie dough balls on the baking pan allowing 1-2 inches apart from each other.
  • Randomly add candy eyes to the cookie balls and lightly press in to secure.
  • Bake 1 baking pan at a time for 13-14 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes

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