These tips for decorating spooky Halloween cookies are not only super simple but also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.
Halloween is all about fun, so why not get the kids involved and make some howling good, creepy spooky Halloween Cookies. It’s easy with these simple Halloween cookie decorating tips.
Here’s How to Start:
• Use Halloween Cookie Cutter designs. Or, use a plain-Jane round cutout like I used for my monster cookies.
• Use Royal Icing. It’s quick and easy to make and allows you to be able to decorate the most intricate of designs.
Cookie Tip: See how intricate you can get with royal icing with the Halloween Owl design below.
• Jimmies, Googly Eyes and Sprinkles–Oh my! You can find almost any seasonal inspired decorations from your local cookie store or baking section of your grocer.
• Allow your cookies to set. Before sharing your decorated cookies with your special ghosts and goblins allow them to set up. Also, be sure to keep leftover cookies (if you have any) in a cool, dry container so as to keep them ready for any trick-or-treating intruders.
• Let the kids join in. There’s nothing like having a decorating party. Include lots of sprinkles, jimmies and googly eyes! It’s a great way to share time with your kids and teach them a little bit about cooking. (Be sure to check out my own kids’ creations below.)
My go-to Halloween cookie resource is Betty Crocker. This is a standout cookbook in that it not only offers over 100 cookie ideas but also offers a photo to go along with each and every recipe.
Plus, it has great ideas for hosting Halloween parties, including hauntingly delicious drinks, positively spooky snacks and chilling main dishes that are sure to please both kids and adults, alike.
Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas
If you need more inspiration for decorating spooky halloween cookies, here are seven more ideas for Halloween:
1. Black Bat Cookies – SweetAmbsCookies (Video)
This is a great tutorial that uses black and white frosting to create the most amazing halloween-inspired designs.
2. Orange and Black and Plenty of Sprinkles Cookies
Who doesn’t love to layer on the jimmies? These ghoulish goodies were created by my own kids. We started out with an orange frosting base and I let them decorate at will. I love the sugared googlie eyes, myself–just saying.
3. Jack Skellington Cookies (Video)
A step-by-step video tutorial how to make your own Jack Skellington Cookies for Halloween.
4. Plain and Simply Spooky Cookies
These cookies were made halloween stamped cookie cutter molds that already have pumpkin faces imprinted on them. With a touch of orange colored sugar, you can see how festive they’ve become.
5. Black and White and Green and Orange–Oh My! Cookies
Mix up several colors that you feel best match your cut out cookies, like these green frosted Frankensteins, orange pumpkins, and black and white ghosts. And be sure to include some black piped frosting to define their frightening features, too.
6. Cookie Eyeballs (Video)
Here’s a simple, three-step process for making spooky eyeballs.
7. Not-So-Spooky but Festive Halloween Owls (Video)
If you want to make Halloween cookies but make it not-so-scary, try this super decorating technique for Halloween Owls. I love the neon colored frosting that makes it perfect for all ages.
So which tips did you enjoy the most? Here’s hoping that you’re inspired to create your own halloween masterpieces. And, don’t forget to get the kids involved. It’s more fun that way. Enjoy!
For more delicious seasonal sweet treats, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section.