Spooky Cookies

Spooky Cookies

BOO!

Happy Halloween!

First of all, any and all of you who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Here in CT we didn’t get hit as badly as we did last year, thank goodness. I am not sure we could have taken 2 years in a row with so much damage from all the storms we have had.

Please be safe! There are a lot of crazy things happening right now so just make sure you stay safe and smart.

Can you believe that it is Halloween already?

I can’t. Thanksgiving is going to be right around the corner and I then Christmas will be here!! I haven’t even begun to think about my Christmas shopping.

I think I am getting ahead of myself though.

It has become somewhat of a tradition of mine to make cookies on Halloween. I have done it for 3 years now I think. They are just too much fun.

You can make them scary and use all sorts of dark colors. I just love it.

Not to mention, who doesn’t love a cookie on Halloween?

Or just a cookie in general really haha.

Anyways, the recipe I use can be found here. I use the same sugar cookie and royal icing recipe all the time. I have made all sorts of different kinds of cookies with the same recipe. So have fun with it!

It is fantastic and it never fails me. Especially the cookie recipe. I love it because you don’t need to refrigerate before rolling out the cookies.

I am all about getting more done is a short amount of time because my life is pretty fast paced. So any recipe that takes less time and tastes great? Sign me up!

Sugar Cookie: (adapted from recipe)

  • 227 grams unsalted butter (2 sticks plus a 1/2 a tablespoon)
  • 175 grams confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg {room temperature}
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 400-425 grams all-purpose flour

Leave your butter out about 2-3 hours prior to making this dough. It will help you, I promise.

Preheat oven to 400º.

Cream you butter until it is light and smooth. Add in sugar slowly since it is confectioners sugar. Otherwise you will have one big old mess.

Add eggs and the vanilla and mix well.

Sift together your flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the wet mixture a little at a time until all of the dry ingredients is well incorporated. You have have to use a spatula to scrap down the sides to make sure all the flour is incorporated.

Divide the dough in half and roll out one 6″ round into about 1/4″ thickness. Cut the desired shapes for your cookies

Bake cookies for about 7-8 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, you do not want them to brown. Remove from sheets and let sit for about 2-3 hours before you start to decorate.

Royal Icing:

  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 12 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring of choice

Add the sugar and meringue powder together and mix until combined in mixture. I would advise sifting the sugar at least 2 times before you begin.

Add water and vanilla and beat for 10 minutes or until the icing has lost its shine.

I piped the outline of the cookies first with a #3 tip (consistency of toothpaste) and then let them set and then flooded the cookies by adding water into the icing so it becomes a little runny (consistency of shower gel).

Very cute, very simple (a little time consuming, I will admit) and everyone loves them!

Have spppoooookkkyyyyy Day!!!

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Comments

  1. Glad you’re safe! And those are adorable cookies :)

  2. Glad you guys didn’t get hit too hard!

    These cookies are so cute! I used to love making a similar version with my mom as a kid.

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      That is great that you used to make something similar when you were little!

      Good luck at your competition! I am thinking about ya!

  3. These are so darn cute! I wish I had the patience to decorate like you….dumping sprinkles is more my lazy style!!!!

  4. These are adorable!! I’m so horrible w/food coloring, your colors are so perfect! And love that you don’t have to refrigerate the sugar cookie dough – definitely trying these! That would cut down on cookie baking time for the holidays like crazy :)

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thank you so much Kristina! I was really terrible with colors too and then I found that the Wilton colors really are a no-brainer. You may pay a little more, but they make it SO easy to get the color you want.

      The cookie recipe is AWESOME! I wish I could take credit for creating it, but I am so glad I found it. They are amazing.

  5. WOW! Great cookie decor! Impressive! I can’t pipe, decorate, frost anything without making it look like a big blob. :) Beautiful cookies.

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thank you Kate!! You know I thought I was the same way, but really it isn’t that hard to do the royal icing. It just takes patience, which I admit I lack sometimes haha

  6. So pretty and spooky!

  7. These are super cute!! Love them :)

  8. Um YUM! I would squeal with joy if I got these for Halloween…can we say best treat ever?! =)

    I just got a Facebook page LAST NIGHT (I know, I’m super late in the game, haha) http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Squishy-Monster/103615866469262 find me, and I’ll find you

    XOXO

  9. Your cookies turned out so perfectly. Very professional looking! This is a skill I’ve not yet mastered…

  10. ADORABLE cookies!!! Love em! (And love the gorgeous new site design)!

  11. So glad to hear you are ok in CT! My fam in MA is ok too… they even have power. Thank goodness. Now onto the food… LOVE the cookies… so spooky! :D And LOVE the new site design! HUGS!

  12. These cookies are most definitely spooky! I’ve never been great at decorating cookies with royal icing so I just enjoy looking at the cookies of those who can..like you! Hope you had a safe and happy Halloween!

  13. OOhh!! Liv would have loved those cookies!! She’s all about decorating lately, and I have to admit she’s doing a better job than I do. Patience… I don’t have it when it comes to decorating.
    You both should have so much fun with the holidays in your new house!!!

  14. Hope you had a great Halloween. These are amazing, what a great job with the decorating you did!

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