Start with EASY, rich 3-ingredient chocolate cake mix cookies and top with icing to make simply mummy cookies for Halloween.
mummy cookies from chocolate cake mix
Looking for a super-easy Halloween treat to whip up? These chocolate cake mix mummy cookies are perfect.
You can choose any cookie you like to make mummy cookies, including any of our cake mix cookies. I stuck with the chocolate cookies, although the Andes mint chocolate cookies would be delicious, too.
To pipe the icing to make mummies, you can use any frosting you like, even store-bought. I'll provide a very simple sugar cookie icing recipe you can make in minutes.
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tools and ingredients to make chocolate mummy cookies
To make cake mix cookies, you only need a box of chocolate cake mix, large eggs, and vegetable or canola oil.
You’ll need a couple baking trays.
Line your trays with parchment paper for best results and transfer baked cookies to a baking rack to fully cool.
A one-tablespoon cookie scoop helps portion your dough perfectly.
While our recipes provide both the metric and non-metric amounts, for best results, we recommend a digital scale.
I use an oven thermometer for accuracy. (This is how I know my oven runs 25 degrees cold.)
how to make icing and decorate cookies
For the icing, you'll need powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar) and milk. You may use any type of milk desired, including plant-based.
Add a pinch of salt for best results.
You may also add some vanilla extract for flavor. Keep in mind vanilla will tint the icing a bit, unless you add clear vanilla extract. You may also brighten icing with white food coloring.
To pipe the icing on the cookies, I suggest using a 12-inch disposable decorating bag.
And of course you'll need candy eyes! (TIP: If you can't find candy eyes, use mini chocolate chips.)
Fill the decorating bag with the icing, close tightly with a rubber band, and snip the tip. Pipe icing back and forth and add candy eyes.
Icing will dry to the touch within a few yours. (But will not dry hard.)
For tips on basic cookie decorating, check out these how-tos.
chocolate mummy cookies recipe
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