Sugar Cookie Mummies

Simple sugar cookies get scary with the help of Challenge Vanilla Fudge Dessert Snack Spread. Combined with a bit of powdered sugar, it becomes a flavorful buttercream to wraparound spooky mummy eyes.







  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 sticks Challenge Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar plus ½ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 6.5-ounce tub Challenge Vanilla Fudge Snack Spread
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • candy eyes


  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  • 2

    Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl. Place butter and 1 ¾ cup sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Cream on medium-high speed until very light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.

  • 3

    Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in dry ingredients until just combined.

  • 4

    Put remaining ½ cup sugar in a wide, shallow bowl. Scoop the dough into walnut-sized pieces (about 2 Tablespoons each), roll into smooth balls and toss to coat in sugar. Store on a baking sheet in the fridge.

  • 5

    Evenly arrange 6 balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until firm on the sides and light golden brown. Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • 6

    Repeat baking cookies, 6 at a time, until all of the dough balls have been baked.

  • 7

    When the cookies are cool, make Vanilla Fudge buttercream. Scoop Challenge Vanilla Fudge Snack Spread into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat 30 seconds to smooth out. Add all of powdered sugar, attach a splash guard, and slowly mix until it comes together (mixture will resemble breadcrumbs at first). Increase speed and beat until buttercream is stiff and smooth. Transfer to a piping bag fitting with a ribbon tip.

  • 8

    Place two small candy eyes on a cookie, securing with a small dab of buttercream. Pipe Vanilla Fudge buttercream in angled strips across the cookie to look like a mummy. Repeat decorating remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator for best results.

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