Halloween Spooky Smile Cookies

I LOVE Halloween!!!

I don’t really like the scary movies or the haunted houses (people chasing me with chain saws? No thank you!), but I love the cute spooky things that pop up all over the Internet in the weeks leading up to Halloween!

When I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, there was a little Halloween booklet with these little cookie smiles on the cover. I looked at the picture and decided to go home and make them with my kids that night. These could easily be made with any cookie and any frosting, but I went with what I had on hand.


Serves: 24

Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • Cake
  • 1 (15.25 oz) carrot cake mix
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • Frosting:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 5 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients for cake together until well combined.
  3. Scoop mixture into cupcake liners filling them about 3/4 the way full.
  4. Bake for 18-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, vanilla and sour cream until fluffy.
  7. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
  8. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and top with coconut flakes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Type: Dessert


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3 Responses to “Halloween Spooky Smile Cookies”

  1. [email protected] Diva Dish
    You girls are super cute! Love the video tutorials! :)

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