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Make Jack Skellington Cookies This Halloween

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 siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information. 

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013 is Coming in Just a Few Weeks

Can you believe that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties will return to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in just a few short weeks? This year’s Halloween parties will celebrate Halloween with a special parade, fireworks, trick-or-treating, a rare character greeting opportunity, new Halloween entertainment, and more! Boys and ghouls of all ages are invited to enjoy a spooktacular time at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013.

This year’s event will mark the first appearance of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) at Magic Kingdom. You can find these two in the Town Square area of Main Street, U.S.A for meet and greets.

Phineas and Ferb will also be on Main Street, U.S.A., to take charge of the Creepa Crew this year and get you warmed up for fun while you wait for the arrival of the Boo-To-You Halloween Parade. This party favorite is back, complete with the Headless Horseman, Disney Characters in their Halloween costumes, as well as some ghostly friends from The Haunted Mansion.

Over in Tomorrowland, your favorite “Monsters, Inc.” scarers, Mike and Sulley, will be hosting their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance party on the Rockettower Plaza Stage.

Trick-or-treating will also be improved this year with more than 220 tons of candy! In addition to trick-or-treat stations, there will also be two treat trails – pathways that you can trick-or-treat through with multiple candy stops along the way. Plus, there may be one or two surprise treat locations to stop at along the way as well.

Two returning party favorites are the Boo-to-You Halloween parade, which features the Headless Horseman, Disney characters in Halloween regalia and the ghostly inhabitants of The Haunted Mansion. Another is the Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular, which illuminates the night in glittering color and light.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013 will take place from 7 p.m. – midnight on September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1. This event does require a special ticket and is not included in theme park admission.

Remember, dressing in costume (for all members of the family) is encouraged! It’s not too late to plan your family’s vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort and enjoy one of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween parties!

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