Luckily for all the Harry Potter fans (and busy moms) out there, Harry Potter cookies are deceptively easy to whip up! Even if you’re a baking beginner, there are plenty of options available out there – and I’ve gathered the best of them up into this article just for you. With that being said, let’s get that Hogwarts hankering fixed!
Table of Contents
- Harry Potter Cookies Ideas
- Harry Potter Cookies Recipe
- From Cookies to Crumbs
Harry Potter Cookies Ideas
1) Sorcerer Hat Cookies
Cookies based on the sorcerer’s hat make the perfect Harry Potter Halloween cookies. To up the spooky theme even further, you can even serve them alongside some Jamaican carrot juice!
If you’re wondering how to make Harry Potter sorcerer hat cookies, check out the recipe below.
2) Harry Potter Monster Book Cookies
As with the sorcerer’s hat cookies, instructions on how to make Harry Potter monster book cookies are included in the video below! The process is the same for actually making the cookie, but the decoration is dependent on using the right cookie cutter and decorating with icing. However, I have seen another fun variation that makes smore-like cookies! Check out the pin below for more information on how to make these.
3) Butterbeer Cookies
If you consider the decoration, these are easy Harry Potter cookies compared to some of the other ideas on this list. All you need to do is make some butterbeer icing for these cookies! Alternatively, if you make your own cookies, you can make them entirely butter beer flavored. If you’re interested in doing something like this, I’ve linked this lovely recipe below.
Remember, if you do decide to make your own, be careful to keep the dough from turning sticky, and keep in mind how long homemade cookie dough lasts in the fridge. If you’re interested in other easy-to-make Harry Potter treats, have a look at some of my Harry Potter cupcake ideas and recipes.
House-inspired cookies, in my opinion, are the best choice for Harry Potter birthday cookies. It’s fun because you can pick and choose designs for different guests – or even just the celebrant!
On top of that, their designs are a little less complicated, making them friendlier to beginners. They’re just as easy to make as putting a picture on a cake, so there’s no reason not to try them. Besides, the bright, royal red of Gryffindor is also in-theme if you’re thinking of Harry Potter Christmas cookies instead!
Check my recipe below for links to the cookie cutters and equipment needed, as well as instructions on how to make and decorate these cookies.
5) Harry Potter Valentine Cookies
This adorable cookie might just be the easiest kind you can make! To make these deceptively simple cookies, simply follow my sugar cookie recipe below and ice according to the pin.
The wedding cookie cutter set below has a heart cutter, but if you’d only like to purchase one I’ve linked to it here.
6) Harry Potter Baby Shower Cookies,
Pastel and pretty, these gorgeous treats can also double as Harry Potter wedding cookies. The base sugar cookie recipe is simple to follow, just take a look at my recipe below and go off the image I’ve linked here when decorating. While the Harry potter cookie cutters are already linked in the recipe below, I’ll also be providing some links for the baby shower and wedding cutters used here.
Harry Potter Cookies Recipe
Makes: 24 cookies
Storage: To retain soft texture, store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to five days. Lasts for ten days in the refrigerator.
|Preparation Time:||Baking Time:||Decorate Time:|
|2 hours||12 minutes||1 – 2 hours|
Struggling with how to make cool Harry Potter cookies? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered with this amazing recipe.
Below, I’ll be teaching you how to make Harry Potter sugar cookies as I’ve found that this kind of cookie is best for icing and making decorative cookies. Rest assured, I made sure to put together the most delicious sugar cookie recipe possible.
With that said, let’s get started!
|– 2 & ¼ cups of all purpose flour (or an all purpose plain flour substitute)|
|– ½ teaspoon of baking powder|
|– ¼ teaspoon of table/finely ground salt|
|– ¾ cups of softened, unsalted butter|
|– ¾ granulated sugar|
|– 1 large room temperature egg|
|– 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract|
|– ¼ – ½ a teaspoon of almond extract (optional)|
|– Royal icing (more on this under the decorating section)|
Harry Potter Sugar Cookies Method
Step 1. How to Make Harry Potter Cookies
- To begin, sieve all the dry ingredients together into a medium sized bowl. Once they’re all in the bowl, use a whisk to mix them into each other. Then, set the bowl aside.
- Now take a large bowl and add in just the butter (make sure its softened) and the sugar (sieve it first). You will need a hand mixer with a paddle attachment for this step. Beat the sugar and butter together on the high speed setting until the mixture is completely smooth (two minutes).
- To the butter/sugar mix, add your egg, two teaspoons vanilla extract and any almond extract. Beat again at high speed until fully incorporated – this should take around a minute. Make sure to pause in between and scrape the bowl so that all the ingredients are properly combined.
- Once your mixture is ready, carefully add in the dry ingredients. Mix these (with the same attachment) on the low setting until they’re completely combined. When you’re done, the dough should be relatively soft – but not overly sticky. If you find this to be the case simply add a tablespoon of flour until the dough is corrected.
Step 2. How to Chill the Dough
- Take your dough and divide it into two equal parts, making sure to place each section onto a floured surface. In my experience, using some parchment paper or a professional baking mat will save you a lot of hassle!
- Next, use a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough – you want to roll it to about 1/4-inch thickness. Make sure that this is even across the dough. If it’s sticking to the pin, just sprinkle on some extra flour. Repeat this with the rest of the sectioned-off dough balls.
- Once all your dough has been rolled out, lightly dust each one with flour. Place a piece of parchment on top before stacking the next flattened dough over it and repeating with the rest.
- On the last piece of dough, place one more piece of parchment paper over it before wrapping the entire bundle with seran wrap. Make sure to wrap it well or your dough will dry out and turn crusty. Once ready, refrigerate for at least one hour (two or three is better). You can keep the dough in the fridge in this state for a maximum of two days before rolling it out if you wish.
Step 3. How To Bake Harry Potter Cookies
- Once your dough has been chilled, start preheating your oven to 350°F. As it heats, line enough baking pans to fit your cookies in with some parchment paper.
- Next, carefully unpeel the sheets of dough from one another, taking care not to remove their individual bottom baking paper sheets. If they’re sticking together, gently run your hand in between the sheets until they come apart.
- Next, we’re going to be cutting the cookies. Check under the decorating section below to find the best Harry Potter cookie cutters available. Once you have your cutters, all you have to do is cut all of the flattened dough into shapes. Make sure to re-use the remaining dough scraps too!
- Once your cookies are cut, carefully peel them off of the old baking sheets and place them onto the lined baking pans set out. Make sure each cookie is three inches apart from the other.
- Next, bake your cookies at 325°F – 350°F for roughly 12 minutes, though this may vary from oven to oven. Make sure to rotate them about halfway through baking. You’ll know they’re done when the cookies are lightly browned just around the edges.
- After baking, allow your cookies to cool on the baking pan for five minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool completely. Once cooled, you can begin to decorate!
How To Decorate Harry Potter Cookies
As decorating benefits from a visual guide, I’ve found a video that demonstrates how to decorate your Harry Potter cookies. This clip from the dedicated baking channel Cookielicious NZ is not only perfect for guiding you, but also has easy to access materials! You can get the round cutters used for the face here and the square cutters here.
The rest of the cutters and stencils can be found on Macstencils, sweet Savannah, and Etsy. They’re also linked in the description of the video. If you don’t want to make your icing, I’ve also linked to my favorite Royal icing below. And don’t worry, you can easily adjust the consistency to work for flooded sugar cookies! It’s also a creamy white so it’s easy to dye with food coloring. I find that coloring icing is best done with gel food coloring, but regular food coloring also works.
From Cookies to Crumbs
Regardless of which Harry Potter cookie names you choose to go with, anyone looking to make these treats is pretty much spoilt for choice. There are a myriad of cookies you can choose from – even ranging from different events to different flavors! The cherry on top is the versatility of it all – you can swap any cookies using the sugar cookie base for another kind, just change the design. It’s as simple aws swapping out the cutters, which is why I’ve come to love this sugar cookie recipe.