Make Jack Skellington Cookies This Halloween

by siera on October 31, 2014

jack skellington cookies

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month? If you’re looking to do something special with your family this Halloween or are looking for the perfect snack for your child’s Halloween party, try making Jack Skellington cookies! This Nightmare Before Halloween inspired cookie recipe actually comes from Tony’s Town Square Restaurant inside Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies (Makes 18 cookies)

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Black food coloring paste

For cookies: 

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture in three parts. Once dough comes together, cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a round cookie cutter or an overturned cup, cut dough into circles about 3 1/4 inches in diameter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before icing.

For icing:

  1. Place egg whites in bowl of an electric mixer; whisk until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar a little at a time, until thick but still spreadable.
  2. Place 1/3 of icing in a separate bowl. Add black food coloring paste to reserved icing and stir until color is uniform.
  3. Decorate cooled cookies by covering with white icing and letting it dry (placing cookies in the refrigerator will speed up this process).
  4. Place black icing in a pastry bag or a plastic resealable bag and cut off a tiny bit of the corner to create a very small hole. Use black icing to draw eyes, nostrils and stitched mouth on each cookie.

Will you be making Jack Skellington cookies this Halloween?

Thanks to the Disney Parks Blog for sharing the recipe for Jack Skellington cookies with us!

Siera is a Disney travel specialist. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email for more information. 



As of today, early 2016 Disney Cruise Line itineraries and dates are now available. Disney has added two exciting new destinations in the Caribbean to their itineraries in early 2016: Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique. Disney Cruise Line will also be returning to Puerto Rico to offer Southern Caribbean sailings as well as the always popular Bahamian and Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral and Miami.

From the warm Caribbean culture of Tortola, capital of the British Virgin Islands, to the exquisite French island of Martinique, your Clients will enjoy the chance to relax on pristine beaches, discover natural wonders and indulge in local shopping and cuisine.

Here is an overview of the incredible destinations you can visit on your early 2016 Disney Cruise:

Port Canaveral, Florida to Eastern Caribbean, including Tortola

In early 2016, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on a 7-night itinerary to the Eastern Caribbean, including a stop at Tortola as well as St. Thomas and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

Tortola offers pristine beaches, picturesque scenery, authentic Caribbean fare and fun activities for the whole family, such as swimming with dolphins, exploring ruins, sampling local dishes, and taking in the views from Sage Mountain National Park.

Departure Dates: Disney Fantasy- January 2, 16, 30; February 13, 27; March 12, 26; April 9, 23; or Disney Magic- April 3, 17

Rates start at $1,120 per person for a category 11C standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

San Juan to Southern Caribbean, including Martinique

The Disney Wonder will return to San Juan, Puerto Rico in early 2016 for four 7-night sailings to the Southern Caribbean, including a stop in the French island of Martinique, Barbados, Grenada, Antigua, and St. Kitts.

Martinique is known as the “Flower of the Caribbean.” It offer a unique island experience for guests due to its natural beauty and French and Creole cultural influences. Families can explore the rainforest, waterfalls, or volcanic landmarks, sample delicious French cuisine, or enjoy some shopping.

Departure Dates: January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2016

Rates start at $980 per person in a category 11C standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.


Port Canaveral and Miami to the Bahamas and Caribbean, including Castaway Cay

In 2016, Disney Cruise Line will continue to sail from Port Canaveral and Miami, Florida to the Bahamas and Caribbean on a variety of itineraries from as little as three nights to as long as seven nights. All of these cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay.

From Port Canaveral, rates start at $375 per person for three night cruises, $500 per person for four night cruises, and $1,120 per person for seven night cruises in a category 11C standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

From Miami, rates start at $352 per person for four night cruises or $440 per person for five night cruises in a category 11C standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

Did you know that the earlier you book your cruise, the lower the rates are? You get the best rates and availability now!

Would you like to plan a Disney Cruise with your family? We can help! Plus, we offer an onboard credit for you! Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email for more information.


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