More halloween treats anyone?
Making these cookies at Halloween has become a tradition with my kids
ever since Martha taught me (on her show) how to do them 4 years ago.
The kids are really good at them and the ones they do actually turn out really cute.
Here is what I’ve learned if you want to give it a try.
Then you make the royal icing. Scroll down, I put the recipe in my very first post.
You need to make it a little thicker at first. I put some in the small bottle since you use less of the thick stuff.
Then set some aside and tint it black.
Then add a little water to the white to thin it out and this will be your “fill” bottle.
Experimenting with consistency is the learning curve in this project.
Add more powdered sugar if you get it too watery.
Now outline your cookie with the thick white.
Here’s comes fun….
With a toothpick, start at the center and drag it to the edge.
The trick is to do this right away, when it is good and wet.
Then it flattens itself out and dries smooth, glossy and beautiful.
No excuses now.
Set your butter out to soften for that sugar cookie dough.
p.s. This go around, Justin requested some bats too. So we did bats and I thought they needed a moon.
I used a bowl to cut a huge moon and made the bats fly on it. They turned out cute too.
p.s.s. I made a little cake for the cake walk at a Halloween party.
Just made a plain old cake and put 3 huge spiders crawling up the sides. Kinda creepy.