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Easy Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

These Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies are super easy to make and fun for Jack Skellington lovers! Simple ingredients for a yummy cookie!

What is the Nightmare Before Christmas?

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop motion musical film directed by Tim Burton. It was released in 1993 and tells the story of Jack Skellington, the “Pumpkin King” of Halloweentown, who becomes bored with his job. He stumbles upon Christmastown and decides to kidnap Santa Claus and take over Christmas.

What are some fun nightmare before Christmas themed treats?

Some fun nightmare before Christmas themed treats include Jack Skellington cookies, gingerbread houses decorated like Halloweentown, and cupcakes with ghosts and ghouls on them.

What is your favorite Nightmare Before Christmas treat?

My favorite Nightmare Before Christmas treat would have to be the Jack Skellington cookies! They are super easy to make and always look great. Plus, they taste delicious!

What ingredients do you need for these Jack Skellington Cookies?

  • Sugar Cookies
  • Black Icing 
  • White Frosting 

How do you store these cookies for later?

To store these cookies for later, simply place them in an airtight container. They will last for up to 2 weeks.

What is your favorite thing about the Nightmare Before Christmas?

My favorite thing about the Nightmare Before Christmas is the stop motion animation. I think it’s so cool how they were able to create such a detailed world using such a simple technique. Plus, the songs are amazing!

Can I use a different color frosting for the cookies?

Of course! You can use any color frosting you’d like. I think green would be perfect for Christmas, but you could also use orange for Halloween.

Do you have any other Nightmare Before Christmas themed recipes?

Yes! I also have a recipe for Jack Skellington cocktail that is great for Halloween parties!

I hope you enjoy these Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Easy Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies
Yield: 12 cookies

Easy Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These adorable Jack Skellington cookies are super cute and easy to make!


  • Sugar Cookies
  • Black Icing
  • White Frosting


  1. Coat each cookie with white frosting.
  2. Draw two ovals for eyes onto the cookies using the black icing. 
  3. Draw two dots for a nose
  4. Draw a smile for a mouth and then add small lines to create a skeleton mouth.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 3mgSodium 86mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 20gProtein 1g

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