Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies
Skull Cookie
I took a vacation day Friday so I could bake in celebration of Halloween, so I made cookies and a Boneyard Cake. It took two days since I wanted my Royal Icing to dry completely before I continued decorating the cookies. I used various cookie cutters: tombstone, coffin, cat, bat, skull, witch hat, pumpkin, ghost and round cutter. I also used various Wilton sprinkles and some stencils to decorate.

Halloween Cookies
Coffin Cookie
Sugar Cookie Ingredients
2 packages Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

2 Extra Large Eggs

4 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour

2/3 cup Butter, softened

2 teaspoons Whole Milk

2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract (You can substitute with Almond Extract if you wish)

Halloween Cookies
Black Cat Cookie
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together Cookie Mix, Flour, Eggs, Butter, Milk and Vanilla until a stiff Dough forms.
Halloween Cookies
Witch Hat Cookie
On a floured surface, take Dough and form into a ball. Cover in plastic wrap and place in freezer for about 30 minutes so it can harden and be easy to roll out..

Take a rolling pin and rub Flour all around it.

Halloween Cookies
Ghost Cookie
Take a quarter of the Dough and keep the rest in plastic wrap in the fridge until you need to use it. Roll Dough with rolling pin and use cookie cutters to make shapes. Repeat until you run out of Dough.

Place Cookies in sheets lined with parchment paper and space far enough so they do not spread together.

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

Wait 2 minutes before you remove Cookies to wire rack to cool completely before you decorate.

Halloween Cookies

Orange Cat Cookie
Royal Icing Ingredients and Instructions

I used Wilton Orange Gel Color and made a lot of White Royal Icing. I used Wilton Cookie Icing Black and just had to microwave for a few minutes before using.

Use a funnel to pour Royal Icing in Squeeze Bottle
Go to Joy Of Baking, for Royal Icing ingredients and instructions.

Squeeze Bottles filled with Royal Icing, have small tips to make great borders
Witch Hat Cookie
I made 2 consistencies of Royal Icing for borders and to fill the cookies. Joy of Baking has great information about Royal Icing and this is a great recipe. I made the Royal Icing with Egg Whites, Lemon Juice and Powdered Sugar and poured into Squeeze Bottles. I loved using the Squeeze Bottles and recommend you try them if you haven't yet.

Outlined Cookie with Royal Icing
Pumpkin Cookies with Orange Royal Icing 
My Bat Cookies were inspired by

Bat Cookie, Royal Icing needs to dry!

Bat Cookie
Have a happy and safe Halloween!

-Sophia/Two Frys

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