Jack Skellington Cookie Cake

I love decorating cookies and cakes inspired by my favorite fandoms — but I love even more when it’s an easy process!

That’s why I love baking cookie cakes so much! One giant cookie with a simple design and you’re done!

It’s not my first time to do this dessert — I love sugar cookies — and you may have previously seen my Happee Birthdae Harry cookie cake or my Watchmen Smiley Face cookie cake.

Whatever way you choose to decorate your giant cookie, it’s a win-win in my book.

Nightmare Before Christmas Cookie Cake

This is Halloween! This is Halloween!

So of course a new Nightmare Before Christmas recipe is in order for the season.

Last year I made an Oogie Boogie Candy Charcuterie Board for Halloween (yum!), but this year it’s all about Jack Skellington.

I made it even easier on myself by using all store bought ingredients — making this a quick and easy Halloween dessert when you don’t have a lot of time.

Pre-made cookie dough, white frosting, and black icing — that’s all you need!

Jack Skellington Cookie Cake from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington Cookie Cake from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Nightmare Before Christmas cookie cake is the perfect treat for Halloween or Christmas - you decide!


  • 2 rolls of pre-made sugar cookie dough
  • 1 jar of white frosting
  • 1 large tube of black icing
  • Round baking sheet


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a round baking sheet, spread out two rolls of pre-made sugar cookie dough. (I had a little left over and kept that for snacking.)

Bake according to the directions on the packaging, but you may need to add a few more minutes to bake all the way through depending on how thick your cookie is.

After your cookie is out of the oven and cooled (slightly warm to touch), frost the cookie with white frosting.

Next, use black icing to add Jack Skellington's eyes, smile, and nose.

For reference, here are a few process shots.

Grab your ingredients.

Bake your giant sugar cookie.

Frost your cookie with white icing.

Bring Jack Skellington to life with black icing,

Smile — this Nightmare Before Christmas Cookie cake is that easy!

Pair this giant Jack Skellington cookie cake with an Oogie Boogie Candy Board for your Nightmare Before Christmas watch party this Halloween! Or maybe even for Christmas — that’s the ongoing debate…


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