Mummy Cookies: Super-Easy & Allergy-Friendly

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What scares me most about Halloween? Craftiness. But these simple mummy cookies helped me overcome some creative fears without pushing outside of my comfort zone.

Mummy Cookies Recipe - Super Easy! Made dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan & allergy-friendly

Growing up, I witnessed my mother’s ability to hand-sew our clothes and create beautiful paintings from photographs. But her perfectionist nature eventually stopped her artistic hobbies. I inherited her stickler attitude toward details, but my father’s very analytical nature (read: zero artistic talent). So the very idea of a holiday that focuses so heavily on visual crafts is quite frightening to me.

Nonetheless, I was determined to do something spooky this year, rather than playing it safe with pumpkin recipes. But you need not worry about me getting too elaborate. If I can make these Mummy Cookies, then I guarantee that anyone can!

Mummy Cookies Recipe - Super Easy! Made dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan & allergy-friendlyThis post is sponsored by Enjoy Life, but the mummy cookies idea, recipe, and photos are all me. 

These mummy cookies are a cute, fun, and super-easy treat for parties or even making with kids. And since they use convenient ingredients, you can whip them up in less than 30 minutes.

To keep them vegan, gluten-free, and free of top allergens, I use Enjoy Life crunchy cookies and chocolate chips. But if you’re like Tony and can’t keep your hands out of the chocolate chip bag (sometimes it’s hard to finish a chocolate recipe around here!), Enjoy Life also has new single-serve snack packs of their Mini Chips and Dark Morsels to keep you satisfied.

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Mummy Cookies Recipe - Super Easy! Made dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan & allergy-friendly

Special Diet Notes: Mummy Cookies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Please note that the allergy-friendly nature of this recipe is based on using Enjoy Life products, which are made in a top allergen-free facility.

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Mummy Cookies
 
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Serves: 1 dozen cookies
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  1. Melt the chocolate chips with the oil or shortening. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Dip the tops of the cookies in the chocolate (go ahead, get your hands chocolaty!), letting excess drip off . Turn them right side up onto a wire rack or sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.
  3. Place the cookies in the refrigerator while you make the icing..
  4. Add the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and drizzle in the vanilla. Add the milk beverage, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you get a thick, but slightly drizzly icing. You might need just 3 teaspoons or you might need 5. I use exactly 4 teaspoons.
  5. Place the icing in something with a narrow opening for piping. I love using squeeze bottles and bought ones like these at the grocery store.
  6. Pull the cookies from the refrigerator once the chocolate is set.
  7. Pipe two icing dots on each cookie for the eyes. Press a mini chocolate chip, upside down, in the center of each icing eye.
  8. Pipe icing across the cookies in a random fashion like mummy bandages.
  9. Store in a single layer until ready to serve. Because our place is warm, and I don't temper the chocolate, I keep them chilled. But they should keep at room temperature, too.
Mummy Cookies Recipe - Super Easy! Made dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan & allergy-friendly

What’s Your Favorite Homemade Dairy-free Halloween Treat?

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

121 Comments

  1. My favorite Halloween treat is pumpkin peanut butter truffles. Love this chocolate! Gives people with food allergies a little taste of normalcy. Most of the time I just eat them out of the bag ?

  2. We love to make chocolate covered pretzel rods. Of course with enjoy the life choc. Chips mmmmm decorate them with sprinkle.

  3. I like to make “puppy chow patties” w DF chocolate chips, coconut oil, peanut butter & Chex cereal or rice krispies. Delicious!

  4. A must at our house is homemade sugar cookies. We use a recipe passed down from Grandma and is super easy and really good. The cookies are soft and tasty. We found out later Grandma got the recipe in her cooking class in junior high. No wonder it is easy if 12-15 year olds are making it, lol. It only has 6 ingredients, way simple. We have a family party and everyone decorates a cookie and then we take a picture of them with their creation. It is something all the kids look forward to every Halloween.

  5. Tracy Criswell on

    Our favorite is homemade peanut butter cups with dairy free chocolate chips. That’s one of many things that we missed when we found out we have to go dairy free.

  6. Those are absolutely adorable!! All three of my kids are allergic to dairy, soy, gluten, eggs and nuts. I have adapted a pumkin chocolate chip scone recipe to make it vegan/gluten free/nut free. The kids gobble them up … and me too since I’m still nursing my one year old.

  7. My favorite dairy-free Halloween treat is sugar cookie cutouts. We have a few Halloween themed cutters, and our kids probably enjoy decorating those more than they enjoy carving their pumpkins.

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