I love Halloween! It’s so much fun! It’s the one holiday each year where you can act like a kid, eat candy and other treats, and wear silly costumes. Halloween is the beginning of the baking season for many, although baking is a year-round hobby for me.
There are so many ideas out there for Halloween cookies. But for me, the choice this year was clear. I just had to make Ghost Trick-or-Treater Cookies with the new cookie cutter I got from Cheap Cookie Cutters. Here’s the link: http://www.cheapcookiecutters.com/collections/frontpage/products/ghost-costume-cookie-cutter. And my inspiration came from sweetdanib.com.
They’re not very hard to make. You can keep it simple or add lots of details. It’s up to you. Since I had plenty of icing colors already made, I chose to make a variety of “feet” for my trick-or-treaters.
Here’s what you need:
- Your favorite sugar cookie recipe
- Your favorite royal icing recipe in white, flesh-colored, black, orange, and whatever colors you choose for your trick-or-treaters’ shoes.
- Ghost costume cookie cutter
- Food color markers in black and your choice of colors.
Here’s what to do:
Outline and flood the white ghost costume. Let dry.
Once dry, pipe on eyes and feet with flesh-colored royal icing. Let dry.
Pipe on shoes in the color of your choice, either over the piped feet or directly on the cookie if your trick-or-treater is wearing high tops. Let dry.
Pipe on the whites of their eyes. Let dry.
Pipe on the jack-o-lantern trick-or-treat bag with orange royal icing.
Once that is dry, you can pipe on the black handle and the face of the jack-o-lantern. I used a black food color marker for the face.
Pipe on the shoe details in your choice of color. I also used a food color marker for this too when I could.
I also drew the black eyeballs on the whites of the eyes with a food color marker.
Once I was done, I decided to outline the ghost costume in white as well as outlining the eyes in white. I also piped on arms to hold the trick-or-treat bag.
That’s it! I think these are my favorite Halloween cookies of all-time!
Here are some of my other favorite Halloween cookies from past Halloweens: