Sally’s Sugar Cookies

by Erin

Sally’s sugar cookies are for all the Nightmare Before Christmas fans out there, colorful and stitched up inspired by Sally!

Sally's Sugar Cookies #HalloweenTreatsWeek
This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. This recipe is for adults 21 and older and does contain alcohol.

The 90 degree weather finally broke just in time to prepare for Halloween! I dug out my Halloween decorations this weekend and already want to go out and buy more. Not that we own a house I feel more compelled to because those decorations will for sure have a designated spot for the foreseeable future. Especially since while putting up lights on the front porch we spied our neighbors doing the same and waged neighborly war. Gah, I just love our neighborhood!

Sally's Sugar Cookies Halloween

With Halloween obviously comes all kinds of treats. I am kicking things off with cookies inspired by our favorite Halloween movie (but some may argue it is a Christmas movie), Nightmare Before Christmas. We even have the soundtrack of artists doing covers of the original songs from the movie. Since one of my favorite artists, Fiona Apple, redid Sally’s Song I was inspired to make these cookies. They are just my chewy sugar cookies dyed to look like Sally’s “skin”” complete with stitches made of black icing.

Sally's Sugar Cookies - food coloring

In this recipe I used sponsored products such as granulated sugar from Dixie Crystals, vanilla extract and natural food coloring from Adams Extract, black decorating icing from Wilton, and goodie bags to hand them out from Sweets and Treats Shop. Scroll down for the list of other spooky treats kicking off #HalloweenTreatsWeek today and at the end of this post is the giveaway info and entry!

Sally's Sugar Cookies - icing stiches

Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Sally's Sugar Cookies Nightmare Before Christmas

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Makes approximately 3 dozen


2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to almost room temperature

1-1/2 cups Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 Tbsp milk

1 tsp Adams Extract pure vanilla extract

Adams Extract natural food coloring

Wilton black decorating icing


  1. In a medium bowl, Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  3. Divide evenly into fourths. Add pink, purple, blue, and yellow food coloring, mixing just until evenly distributed. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  5. Roll 1 teaspoon of each color dough into balls. Place on prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 8 minutes, or until edges of cookies are just starting to brown and centers are set. Let cool on sheets for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, draw “stitches” using black icing.

Source: Adapted slightly from my Chewy Sugar Cookies.

Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

Halloween Treats Week LOGO

For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to take a look!

Prize #1

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!

Prize #2

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice

Prize #3

Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set

Prize #4

Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!

Prize #5

Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)

Prize #6

Prize # 6Litehouseis giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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My kids would love these – it’s all about the fun colors!


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