Simple shapes. Simple techniques.
Lots of Halloween fun!
And its September folks, so Halloween-related posts are absolutely fair game. Hurray!
For getting festive Halloween-style, I tend towards cutesy versus creepy and I’m definitely not into gory. These sneaky little ghost cookies are a perfect example of my slant for smiley-fun Halloween treats.
To make these cuties, I didn’t want to buy a set of mini-Halloween cutters as my cutter stash is getting just a wee bit out of control. I’ve just been having so much fun picking out cutters from Karen’s Cookies, clearance cutters from Jo-Ann’s, cutters at Target, they’re everywhere!
Alas, its time to reinstate the moratorium.
Back to my wee ghosts, I looked at my stash and realized I already had the perfect cutter: the mini tulip from Wilton’s 6-piece Mini Romantic Cutters set. Just a simple flip and I had the cutest little ghost in town!
With the perfect cutters in hand, sugar cookies come together like a breeze, and then a batch of royal icing is all you need to get started!
– Piping icing, Americolor Super Black or Edible Black Marker
– 20 second icing, Halloween Green (Americolor Leaf Green + Americolor Lemon Yellow)
– 20 second icing, Halloween Purple (Americolor Regal Purple + Americolor Fuchsia)
– 20 second icing, Americolor Bright White
Grab the little ghost cookies and pipe and fill with white icing. Set aside to dry a couple hours before piping on their happy smiles and eyes in black icing or edible marker.
Jumping over to the circle cookies, outline and fill with white icing. While the white icing is still wet, swirl on a couple circles in purple and green icing. Immediately drag a toothpick from the center of the cookie towards the outside shaping your spiderweb design. For a great visual on this technique, check out Bridget of Bake at 350’s tutorial.
Now, its time to assemble and watch cookie magic happen! Using a small dab of white icing, “glue” your mini ghost cookie onto the spiderweb cookie.
Aren’t they sweet and just a little bit spooky? My perfect Halloween treat!
The large circle cookie cutter for the Sneaky Little Ghost Cookies is from Wilton’s 101 Cookie Cutter set and the mini ghost is actually a mini tulip cutter flipped upside down from Wilton’s 6-piece Mini Romantic Cookie Cutter set. I swear, I don’t work for Wilton!