Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Cookies!

After a wonderful end of summer trip to Maine, the flurry of getting the kids back to school, and some last minute gardening and room painting, I feel I am finally getting into an autumn state of mind.

Mini Halloween Cookies by Melissa Joy

Halloween items are out in force, so inspiration abounds for creating festive cookies. I’ve got a few ideas at the ready, but here’s the first I’ve made so far!

Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Cookies by Melissa Joy

Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe! I love cookies that double as games, like the domino cookies I made for Valentine’s Day. Gives you permission to play with your food and not get into trouble.

Halloween Tic Tac Toe Cookies by Melissa Joy

The options are endless for the minis you could make to go with the tic-tac-toe “board”….eye balls, candy corn, colored leaves, acorns. I’ve also been thinking that other themes or holidays would be super cute as well. Oooooo, the possibilities!

how to make a mini spider cookie

FYI, here is the way I created my little spider friend. Using a mini flower cookie cutter I already owned and giving the dough a little trim, I easily made an eight legged friend. This is the only spider I would gladly like to see…

Halloween Cookie Tic Tac Toe by Melissa Joy

I would like to give a shout out to one of my favorite cookie artists, Michelle at Make Me Cake Me, who came up with the idea for the teeny ghosts in her blog post here. Once I saw ’em, I knew I had to try ’em! I decided to add sanding sugar to mine this time around. Minis can be a bit of a pain, but you can’t deny their cuteness.

Halloween Cookies by Melissa Joy

My littlest was delighted to play a few rounds with ol’ Mom! His favorite pieces to use were the little owls, but I forgot to take pictures of those. My bad. No matter, we’ve got some more mini cookies saved for his playdate tomorrow. All they’ll need is some milk, and their after school snack is set!

24 thoughts on “Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Cookies!

  1. I absolutely love this idea! What a fun idea to help kids gets in the Halloween mood! Thanks so much for shouting out my lil ghosts (you’re one of my faves, too!) and I totally agree re: minis being both a pain and incredibly cute. Also, I’ve got to say, I love your googly-eyed spiders best! So goofy cute!

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  6. I love your idea about this spider using a flower cookie cutter. And I also say that is the only way I want to see a spider too! My grandson was Spider-Man for Halloween and I really wanted to make him a spider cookie. Thanks for the great idea! 🤗

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