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Halloween Cookies

Every year I try to come up with new ideas for all of my holiday cookies.  These cookies were made using my White Chocolate Roll Out Sugar Cookies  

For the skull and witch’s hat cookies I used  cookie cutters that I found in AC Moore.  The cat silhouettes were made using a plastic template that I made from these pictrures. Check out my Birdhouse Cookies to see how I make templates

  

I used the below picture as a decorating guide for the skulls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennywise the Clown Decorated Cookies

Pennywise the Clown Decorated Cookies.

I thought I’d try something different for my Halloween cookies this year.  Rather than do the normal witches, vampires, skeletons, pumpkins, etc; I wanted to do something a little different.  The creepy clowns.  I succeeded fairly well with Pennywise, from Stephen King’s Novel called It.  My Twisty the Clown cookies, from American Horror Story, turned into a diseaster so they didn’t make the video.  That’s too bad because Twisty is my favorite creepy clown.

I made the templates by downloading a picture of Pennywise from Google and traced the picture and all of the details onto a piece of acetate using an edible pen.  For more on how I make templates check out my Birdhouse Cookies and to learn how to transfer the details onto the cookie check out my Krav Maga Belt Testing Cookies where I show you how to do that.

What am I mixing in the video?  To make the teeth look rotted, I mixed together a few drops of vodka with brown gel paste color and painted it on the teeth with a small brush.

I made these using a basic rolled out sugar cookie.   Recipe here

Also check the archives of this site for previous years Halloween cakes and cookies.

Butterfly Gingerbread Cookies

While these Butterfly Cookies look complicated, they really aren’t that difficult to make.  It takes a few easy to learn tricks.  One the icing consistency has to be just right.  Check out my Birdhouse Cookies post to learn more about consistency and how to color icing.

NOTE:  This video was filmed with my Gopro which doesn’t have a zoom lens. To see the details better, watch this in full screen.

I used the Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

For these cookies I didn’t use any template but I did make a few outlines with an edible marker.  I could have just eye-balled it.  I also used very small tip (0,1) because my butterfly cookies were small.  The technique used is known as  “wet-on-wet” because the icing should still be very wet when adding the next color.  You have to work fairly quickly so the icing doesn’t set.

If you don’t have a scribe, no worries.  You can use a clean(never before used) sewing needle or a toothpick.

 

 

Lucille, The Walking Dead Cookies

As you can see, I’m a Walking Dead fan and while some express their creativity on paper, I express mine in cookies and cakes.  And while he’s a bad guy, I really love this new character, Negan. This was a very easy to make cookie.  I made a template using a picture I found on Google but if you have a Baseball Bat or Oar cookie cutter, that will work.

To learn how to make a cookie template and tips on icing consistency see my Birdhouse Cookies

Wonder Woman and Superman Decorated Cookies

For all of the real life superhero’s out there.  I made these gingerbread cookies using my favorite recipe which you can find at Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

To make these cookies I downloaded the superman logo and made a template.  To learn how I make templates and royal icing consistency, check out my  Birdhouse Cookies

I mostly used tips 1, 2, and 3 for outlining and piping and a small star tip for Wonder Woman’s belt.

Tesla Gingerbread Cookies

It’s a rainy, lazy day for me and while I should be doing other things that need to get done, I’m sitting around decorating cookies.  Not just any cookies either, Tesla cookies.  If you can’t afford to buy one, make a cookie.  I made these using my gingerbread recipe

To make the stencils for these cookies I used the following pictures.Tesla Logo Tesla Silhouette1 Tesla Silhouette2

To learn how to make the stencils and for icing tips check out my Birdhouse Cookies For the small details such as the logo and lettering, I used a tip 0 and 00.

 

Loaded Cookies with Nutella and Ricemellow

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Roll out sugar dough is the number cookie recipe I make.  Not because I love them.  In fact, out of my top 10 favorite cookies, they would rank closer to 10. But they are good cookies for decorating as they roll out nicely, can be cut evenly with cutters or templates, and they don’t spread and lose their shape when baked.

That’s why I use roll out cookie dough to make loaded cookies.  Adding interesting toppings makes the cookie more exciting.

Loaded Cookie 3

For this recipe, you can use any type and any shape of flat cookie.  Gingerbread works well.   If you don’t feel like baking your own cookie, a store bought brand (Nabisco and Keebler come to mind) will also work.  You can also use any extra icings or frostings you have leftover.  In the video above, I happened to have about 1/4 cup of Ricemellow leftover.  Not enough to make a full recipe of anything else, but enough to hold onto.  So I used it.

If you are looking for a very good roll out cookie dough recipe check out my post on  Birdhouse Cookies.

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