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Halloween Double Decker Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookies With Sugar Cookie On Top

Halloween Double Decker Cookies combine two kinds of cookie dough to make one unique Halloween-themed cookie. You don’t even need to be a baker to make these easy Halloween cookies!

Halloween Double Decker Cookies

These easy Halloween cookies use two types of prepared cookie dough to make one delicious cookie.

This is one of those recipes where the sum is greater than the sum of its parts.

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You could eat these two cookies separately, but they’re so much better when you combine them.

Everyone will think you slaved all day, these cookies really only take about 15 minutes start to finish!

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Chocolate chip cookies with Pillsbury sugar cookies

Pillsbury produces sugar cookies in a variety of shapes, including Halloween-themed ones.

You can find them in the refrigerated foods department of your neighborhood supermarket or large box retailer.

The majority of the time, they are pre-sliced, however, occasionally you might buy them in a slice-and-bake roll.

Even though they are little and unimpressive, these cookies taste fantastic on their own.

When you mix in some chocolate chip cookie dough, they get significantly better.

You are free to use whatever cookie shape that you choose. There are many additional alternatives besides the Pumpkin shapes that I used.

They constantly release new designs. This year, I came across some cookies with really cute Monster faces on them!

Halloween Double Decker Cookies

I like to use a roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough for these simple cookies since it is quick and handy.

You have the option of making your own chocolate chip cookie dough or using pre-sliced chocolate chip cookie dough from a package.

The chocolate chip cookie dough roll should be sliced fairly thin.

You should be able to cut a 16-ounce roll of cookie dough into 20 cookies.

Halloween Double Decker Cookies

Cut the roll in half so each half is 10 cookies.

Then cut each half into half again and then each portion is 5 cookies.

Cut the four quarters into 5 cookies each and you’ll end up with exactly 20 cookies.

It is sensible to cut the chocolate chip cookies into the same number of slices since each package of sugar cookie shapes contains 20 pieces of dough.

If you are using pre-sliced break-apart cookie dough, it’s very important that you press the dough into a thin disc before you put your sugar cookie dough on top.

If you don’t flatten the chocolate chip cookie dough, the sugar cookie dough will likely slide off when your cookies are baking. 

On an ungreased cookie sheet, space the chocolate chip cookie dough two inches apart.

I enjoy making cookies on AirBake cookie pans because they bake evenly and are naturally non-stick.

Halloween Double Decker Cookies

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Center the Stack then Bake ‘Em Up

This simple dish is almost too simple for the third key to success.

All you have to do is stack the small sugar cookie on top of the larger chocolate chip cookie dough before baking your cookies

It really is that easy.

These adorable tiny cookies may be made by anybody who is not a baker.

But there are a few things to bear in mind.

To begin with, there are correct and incorrect ways to arrange the sugar cookies on the baking pan.

The side with the cleanest design is the top.

If the design has any streaking in it, this side should be placed face down.

Second, try your best to evenly center the sugar cookie dough over the chocolate chip cookie dough.

Try to place the sugar cookie in the center for the nicest and cleanest appearance.

However, it doesn’t have to be flawless.

Additionally, you do not need to form the chocolate chip cookie dough into a round.

If it is a little off-square, it will even out when baking.

Halloween Double Decker Cookies

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Halloween Cookies with PIllsbury Shapes
Halloween Double Decker Cookies on an orange plate, sugar cookies on top of chocolate chip cookies

Halloween Double Decker Cookies

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Halloween Double Decker Cookies recipe is a game changer for your Halloween snack tray. Simply stack the Pillsbury shape sugar cookies on top of chocolate chip cookie dough then bake until golden brown and crispy. Winner, winner!


  • 1 pkg (16 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 pkg (9 oz) Pillsbury Halloween shape sugar cookie dough


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. If using a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough, slice the roll into 20 even slices. Place the dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. If using break-apart cookie dough, break the dough apart and place it on an ungreased cookie sheet then use the bottom of a glass to flatten the dough.
  3. Center one shape sugar cookie dough onto each disc of chocolate chip cookie dough.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until cookies are lightly browned.
  5. Cool for 1 minute then remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a sheet of wax paper to cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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