I simply can’t let a holiday pass by without making decorated sugar cookies, especially in the case of Halloween! There are just too many possibilities and fun designs. I really loved the cookies I made last year but I also had lots of new ideas. I ended up making a couple old favorites as well as some new designs.
The mummies are definitely my favorite of this year. They were so easy to do and I loved the end result. (I used a Wilton #45 tip to make the bandages.)
Of course, the spiderwebs were the popular favorite last year so I had to make them again. Ben still thinks they look like something I bought at the store and stuck on the cookie, so this year I made him watch me so he could see that it is, in fact, made of royal icing. See this step-by-step photo guide on making your own spiderwebs.
I couldn’t resist doing a black cat cookie since my wonderful cat Zoe is a black cat. (I already have more black cat ideas for next Halloween. I really do have a problem.)
The tombstones are a good example of being resourceful with your cookie cutters. I didn’t want to purchase new cutters for this Halloween(and also didn’t have time), so I went through my collection to see what I could use. I found one that is supposed to be a gift tag with a pretty scalloped edge and used that as a starting point. Then I just cut off the edge to get the mound at the top of the tombstone. I did most of these with cracks in the stone but I also did one with a cobweb. I like them both ways.
The pumpkins were easy and added a pop of color to the overall cookie display. Plus Andrew had a ton of fun watching me sprinkle the orange sugar on, and then “coloring” with the leftover icing bags on a paper towel :)
Hopefully these provide some fun cookie inspiration if you are searching for ideas. My go-to sugar cookie recipe is here, and my step-by-step royal icing tutorial gives the basics on decorating cookies. Enjoy!