If you need a fun dessert for a Halloween party make these Dracula Dentures! They start with cookies made from a packaged mix that are decorated with mini marshmallows, red frosting and almonds to make them look like a pair of Dracula’s teeth.
If you’re in need of a spooky sweet treat, I’ve got the solution for you! These creepy and fun Dracula dentures are super easy to create and taste scary good. A soft and scrumptious oatmeal chocolate chip cookie is turned into the most perfect Halloween creation.
Plus, this easy spooky treat is made with a box cookie mix! Doesn’t get more simple than that. Your Halloween party dessert never looked so good…and have never been more easy to throw together.
Serve up the scary Dracula denture cookies with a smattering of Halloween sugar cookies and you’ll have the best Halloween dessert table in town!
Why You’ll Love Dracula Dentures
- This is a super great make ahead recipe. So go ahead, plan your party and get this quick dessert out of the way. Spend more time on your Halloween costume instead!
- Dracula dentures are kid-friendly and just spooky enough for Halloween. If you are hosting a family friendly party, these cookies will be a hit with both children and adults.
- You can prep these cookies in just 20 minutes. No more standing in the kitchen for hours on end to make desserts that take far too long!
Ingredients for Dracula Denture Cookies
- Oatmeal cookie mix – Using cookie mix makes this recipe extra easy and quick. If you don’t have cookie mix or prefer to make from scratch, use my yummy recipe for soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
- Salted butter – Salted butter helps enhance the flavor of the chocolate. Using unsalted butter? Add a pinch of salt to the cookie dough.
- Chocolate chips – Semi-sweet chocolate chips are typically my favorite choice for most baked goods, but reach for milk chocolate and dark chocolate if you prefer those!
- Large egg – Egg acts as a binder in cookies and will hold them together making them soft and chewy.
- Water – You’ll need a bit of water to help the ingredients come together and mix well.
- Vanilla frosting – A can of store-bought vanilla frosting is an easy way to build each of the dracula denture cookie sandwiches.
- Red food coloring – Use red food coloring to make the frosting red. If you can find a can of red frosting at the grocery store, you can grab that instead!
- Mini marshmallows – Mini marshmallows will mimic teeth in these funny denture cookies!
- Sliced almonds – Sliced almonds mimic the vampire teeth of Dracula for Dracula dentures cookies.
How to Make Dracula Dentures
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Beat together oatmeal cookie mix, softened butter, water, and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl with a hand mixer. Beat until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and then use a 2-inch cookie scoop to place cookie dough onto the previously prepared baking sheet. Be sure to leave an inch or two between the cookies.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are golden brown around the edges. Place the cookies onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
- Scoop the vanilla frosting into a bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring. It will need to be plenty of dye to make a deep red color like blood.
- Use a knife to cut the cookies in half. Then, spread the frosting over each cookie half and set them aside.
- On one side of the cookie halves, line up mini marshmallows along the curved edge of the cookie. Stick them down into the frosting so that they stand up straight.
- Next, grab the remaining cookie halves and place them on top of standing marshmallows. Place them together so that the curved and straight edges line up with one another and the marshmallows look like teeth inside a mouth. Hence, the dentures!
- Lastly, slide two slivers of sliced almonds at the edges of the front 3-4 teeth to create fangs.
- Serve immediately or store for later!
How to Store Dracula Denture Cookies
Place cookies into an airtight container and store for one to two days at room temperature.
FRIDGE: Extend the life of your cookies by storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.
FREEZER: Yes, you can freeze Dracula cookies! Store in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months.
It’s really important to store your finished cookies in a single layer. Make sure container is tall enough so that the marshmallows don’t get mushed and cause the frosting to squish out of the cookies.
How to modify this recipe
This Dracula dentures recipe is made with a classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. However, you can really use any kind of cookie you want! It is important to choose a cookie that is sturdy though. You’ll need something that can hold up to the cutting and decorating you’re doing.
Make things extra silly and fun by using a different color frosting for the gums. How creepy would it look to make chocolate cherry cookies and then use purple frosting for the gums!
Really, you can add whatever you want and change up anything to fit your preferences.
- If you’re having an issue keeping the cookie half on top of the marshmallows, smush one or two extra marshmallows into the frosting on the straight edge of the cookie for extra structural support.
- For a faster and less messy icing job, scoop the red icing into a piping bag and pipe it onto the cookies.
- It is really important that you allow the cookies to cool completely to room temperature before cutting them in half and frosting them. Letting them cool will make them more sturdy and the icing won’t warm up and slide off the cookie.
This dracula dentures recipe will be a go-to for many years to come! Just think, your Halloween parties will now forever have a signature dessert. And no one will ever know how easy they are to make!
More Recipes Using Box Mix That You’ll Love
- Turn a yellow cake mix into the most incredible Strawberry Dump Cake ever! Just a few simple steps and you’ll have a refreshing fruity dessert in no time.
- Another delicious creation with yellow cake mix, Pineapple Cake. This recipe is a classic that everyone has to try!
- Chocolate brownies are super yum, but have you ever turned box cake mix into Strawberry Brownies? You’ve got to try it!
- Cake Mix Cookies are like the easy button on the perfect chewy and moist cookie.
- 1 package oatmeal cookie mix (17.5 ounce)
- ½ cup salted butter softened
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 16 ounces vanilla frosting
- Red food coloring
- 1 cup mini marshmallows about 6-8 marshmallows per cookie
- 2 Tablespoons almond slices 2 almond slices per cookie
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Use a mixer to beat the oatmeal cookie mix, softened butter, water, and egg together until combined.
- Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and then use a 2-inch cookie scoop to place batter onto the sheet pan. Leave about 2-inches between the cookies.
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown around the edges. Set aside to cool off when they are done baking.
- Prepare the frosting by putting it in a bowl and adding red food coloring to the frosting. Add enough food coloring so that the frosting resembles a blood color.
- Use a knife to cut each cookie in half. Spread a thin layer of frosting on the flat side of both cookie halves. Set aside half of the cookie halves.
- On the other cookie halves, place a line of mini marshmallows around the curved edge of the cookie half, in the frosting. The frosting should hold them up, and the marshmallows should be touching and resemble teeth. Stand 2 or 3 more marshmallows on the straight edge of the cookie as extra support, optional.
- Once done with the marshmallows, grab the remaining cookie halves that were set aside and place them on the top of the marshmallows on the other cookie halves. The frosted side will be face down, resting on the top of the marshmallows. The curved and straight edges should match up with each other. It should resemble a mouth with teeth once assembled.
- Add two almond slivers in between the marshmallows, as bookends to the front 3-4 “teeth.” These create the fangs.