In this post, I’ll give you 2 cookie recipes and 2 decorating methods, all fun. If I were smarter, I would probably have made 2 posts out of this content! Oh well, you get twice the value today and I had twice the fun working on the post!
Here’s what I’ll give you:
2 Cookie recipes:
- Chocolate Cut Out cookies (just yummy)
- Sugar Cookies (with a tip for added flavor)
- Color it on
- Paste it on
I had a lot of fun trying these recipes and techniques and it’s my recommendation that you have fun with them, too! After all, food is about fun, family and friends. Your kids will love doing the decorating as well. And it’s a bit of ‘coloring out of the lines’ in that the main idea is use what you have or can easily find and have fun with it!
Plus everything I suggest is food safe, food grade and tasty.
In most food blogs, you’ll find the recipes at the end of the blog, but I’m starting with them because you have nothing to decorate until you have cookies. I know this is arse backwards but just call it a Halloween trick!
By the way, to all Nevada readers, Happy Nevada Day!
Now for the 2 Cookie recipes:
- Chocolate Cut Out cookies (just yummy)- unlike so many cut out cookies, these have loads and loads of flavor making them extra special for chocolate lovers. And another advantage is that you can make ‘black’ cats and bats for Halloween and not have to use a lot of frosting on them. In fact, maybe none.
- Sugar Cookies (with a tip for added flavor)- This is a good and really not over sweet recipe. I like to use Penzeys double vanilla to give added flavor, but that’s optional. Just don’t over bake these.
You can get pdf copies of the two recipes by clicking on the following links:
Now that you have the recipes, we’ll look at some fun and easy ways to decorate your Halloween cookies. But first, I want to brag on one of my favorite bloggers. Lila Lola can make a cookie look like anything she wants and as fancy or fun as you can imagine. Take a look at her site. The link goes to a page with about 30 different Halloween tutorials. Have fun with this, too!
Lila Lola Halloween cookies: http://www.lilaloa.com/p/halloween-tutorials.html
1. Color it on. For this one, I stared with the Sugar Cookie Dough. In one portion I actually added orange food color before I cut out pumpkins. In the rest, I cut Candy Corn and Ghosts, using cookie cutters and natural colored dough. (You could free-hand these too!)
They say coloring and color books are the ‘in’ thing now for adults.That’s a new one on me! These cookies were decorated by coloring- but unlike a coloring book, the results are edible so it’s practical coloring for adults and kids.
The bats have similar decorative eyes and mouth.
All the eyes, noses, mouths and ear shading were bits and pieces from a jar of Wilton Sprinkles called "6 Mix Sprinkle Assortment, Flowerful Medley" and you can get it here, or of course in the grocery store.
So, now you have 2 recipes and 2 decorating tricks for your Halloween treat bag. I hope you enjoyed this post and even more, I hope you and your family have fun with cookies!
Happy Halloween, and stay safe and happy!