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The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies

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“Boys and girls of every age, Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween.” One of the best Disney Halloween movies is Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. These Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies are inspired by her patchwork dress and are perfect for a family movie night or a Disney-themed Halloween party.

Sally is my favorite character in Nightmare Before Christmas. She is timid in the beginning but still full of spunk. She believed in true love even though she was held captive. When Jack Skellington started going too far trying to take over Christmas she spoke her mind.

Her dress, just like her body is patched together. These Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies are to represent her patched-together dress.

How to Make Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies

I am somewhat obsessed with recipes that use cake mix as a base. There are so many ways to enhance a regular box of cake mix and making cookies is one of the best.

Step 1 – After mixing together the cake mix cookie dough, separate the dough into 4 bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl, For the black color, you will need to add a little bit more so you don’t get a gray color. I learned this while making the Star Wars Galaxy cake.

Step 2 – Take about 1 TSP of each color of dough and form them into small balls. The sizes don’t have to be perfectly equal, it looks better when they are not since Sally’s dress is not at all symmetrical.

Step 3 – Press the smaller balls of dough together to get one bigger ball of dough.

Step 4 – Once they are together, roll the completed dough ball into the sanding sugar. If you do not have sanding sugar, regular sugar is fine. Sanding sugar adds a special crunch and extra glitter to the cookie.

Step 5 – Give the Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies a little punch down to flatten them a little, not too much and bake 7-8 minutes. Let them cool and then enjoy! They are super tasty and perfect for a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night or Halloween party!

Yield: 18

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cookies

Easy to make yummy Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Crinkle Cookie inspired by her dress. This is a cake mix cookie recipe. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 23 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes


  • 1 box of White cake mix
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Pink, Yellow, Black and Teal gel food coloring
  • 1 container of white sanding sugar


  1. Preheat oven at 350º F.
  2. Using a standing mixer, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs until combined.
  3. Divide the batter into four separate bowls.
  4. Mix Yellow food coloring into one bowl.
  5. Mix Pink food coloring into the second bowl.
  6. Mix Teal food coloring into the third.
  7. Mix Black food coloring into the fourth bowl.
  8. Take about 1 TSP of each color of dough and form them into tablespoon-sized balls.
  9. Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl
  10. Roll cookie dough into the sanding sugar
  11. Place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  12. Lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.
  13. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.
  14. Allow cookies to completely cool before Enjoying!

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Monday 5th of October 2020

Do they turn your mouth black?


Monday 5th of October 2020

No, the black part doesn’t color your tongue

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