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
I used the below picture as a decorating guide for the skulls
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I mostly used tips 1, 2, and 3 for outlining and piping and a small star tip for Wonder Woman’s belt.
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.
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.
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.