Mummy Cookies: Super-Easy & Allergy-Friendly


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
  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

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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.


  1. Will the white icing harden on the cookies? I have to travel with them and make a lot so I need to be able to stack them. Thanks!

  2. I made these for for a Halloween party for the teachers at my daughter’s high school. She is 17 and has been GF for 4 years and vegan for one so she is very sympathetic to the teachers with food allergies who often get left out of the traditional treats. I was worried my cookies would not turn out this cute, but they did! Not only was this recipe super easy, our mummy cookies were the first treats totally gone and many teachers raved about how good they were! Thanks for this great recipe! Oh, I had leftover melted chocolate and my non vegan DH and DS scraped every drop out of the pot and ate it!

    I am about to bake again for our high School pie day and am going to give the vegan caramel sweet potato pie a shot. Found vegan pie crusts today. Woo hoo!

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  5. These are so so cute and since you are just buying the cookies and chocolate, it is SO doable! So freaking adorable, love the idea and I would gladly eat a whole tray of these, haha!

  6. Hmmm…favorite Halloween treat? Mine used to be Reeses Pieces. Now I think I’d go for anything with dark chocolate 🙂 YUM! My 5 year old figured out that Skittles were vegan and he’s pretty much obsessed with those!

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