Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is an iconic Halloween (Christmas) classic. Sally is one of my favorite characters so I’m so excited to share these adorable Sally cookies with you. I’m always looking for fun Nightmare Before Christmas recipes that are easy for the kids to make. The cookies are made to look like Sally’s patchwork dress and stitching.

My kids love to bake and these cookies are super easy to make and decorate. After you make your sugar cookie dough, divide it into four parts and color the dough, teal, purple, orange, and pink. Chill your dough for half an hour before forming the cookies to look like Sally. This ensures that the dough doesn’t “bleed” or marble together and looks more like the patches on Sally’s dress.

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies

Pinch 2-3 colors together and roll them into a ball. You don’t want to roll them too much, you want the colors to stay separated in the ball. Sally Cookie Balls

After you bake the cookies, let them cool completely before piping on the icing for her stitches. Make sure you follow the lines where the colors meet.

Sally Cookies

A delicious Nightmare Before Christmas recipe that is easy to make and look like Sally. 
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What you will need

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Food Coloring - teal, purple, pink, orange
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Melts


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add the butter and sugar.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed.
  • Beat until very pale and fluffy (about 3 to 5 minutes).
  • Add the egg, and beat until well combined.
  • Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract beat until combined. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat on low until well combined.
  • Divide dough into 4 bowls and add food coloring, mixing well with a fork
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes or more
  • Make golf ball sized dough balls using 2-3 colors of dough for each cookie
    Sally Cookie Balls
  • Bake the cookies 8-12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes
  • Cool cookies on a baking rack
  • Melt a small handful of chocolate melts in a piping bag according to instructions on the bag.
  • Snip the tip off the piping bag and use it to add stitches to the cookies.
  • Follow the lines of different colors on the cookies.
  • Allow to dry for 30 minutes.


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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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