Halloween Cookie Houses Are the New Gingerbread Houses—and You Can Buy Them Right Now

We're all about these haunted cookie houses this fall.

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It's a bit too early to start decking your halls for Christmas—well, depending on who you ask, of course—but Halloween will be here faster than you can say, "Trick or treat!" To get you in the mood for the spooky season, and to hold you over until Christmastime tidings, you can now decorate your very own Halloween cookie house.

Besides being a blast to put together, these houses are budget-friendly—some are so inexpensive that you could order one for each member of the family and hold your own decorating contest! Once they're finished, the edible decorations will make a wicked addition to your Halloween mantel, or they can even take center stage as a festive Halloween centerpiece.

Plus, decorating these edible houses make a good activity for the kids if you're looking for an alternative to trick-or-treating this year. (But don't worry adults, you're more than welcome to get in on the fun too!) Of course, you can eat the cookie house after you've finished decorating, but to curb your cookie cravings during the building process, we recommend whipping up a batch of homemade Halloween cookies to eat while you complete your spooky candy-covered houses.

To help you get started on the Halloween fun, we've rounded up some of our favorite options available online.

Halloween Tavern Kit

halloween cookie house
Courtesy of Target

Target is selling a few different delicious dwellings, which are part of its Hyde & EEK! Boutique. You can choose between this festive Twisted Tavern kit which retails for just under $5, or a moonlit cottage that's only $3. Each house is made from large chocolate cookies that come "pre-baked and easy to assemble." They also come with all the icings, candies, and sprinkles you need.

Spooky Haunted House

amazon halloween gingerbread house
Courtesy of Amazon

This chocolate-flavored cookie house measures 7 inches tall once assembled and comes with prepared cookie pieces that make up the home, as well as a variety of candies and icings—including black and orange icing, hard candies, and gummy treats—to adorn your home.

Buy It: Gingerbread Haunted Cookie House Kit ($14, Amazon)

Halloween Haunted Manor

target halloween cookie house
Courtesy of Target

This is one haunted house that the whole family can enjoy! The pre-baked cookie pieces come with white, black and orange icing for easy decorating and assembly. And of course, the kit includes plenty of festive candy and sprinkles too.

Oreo Graveyard Kit

oreo house kit
Courtesy of Michaels

This not-so-haunted graveyard is made up of Oreo cookies (yum!) and comes with all the icing and candy pieces you need to transform the plain cookies into a colorful display. Decorate the house and graveyard scene with as many of the included Oreo cookies as you can—unless you eat them all during the decorating process, in which case you may just want to invest in an extra package of the cookies.

Chocolate Cookie Crypt

amazon halloween cookie house
Courtesy of Amazon

Another Amazon creation we'll be decorating this year is this tasty chocolate cookie house. Kids will enjoy decorating this daunting dwelling, and the cookie display comes with everything you need for easy decorating and assembly—including plenty of M&Ms!

Buy It: M&Ms Haunted House Cookie Kit ($20, Amazon)

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