I dedicate this post to all who struggle with a harsh reality: Halloween won’t be back for 363 days. I invite you to sit back for a virtual tour of many spooky cookies I’ve baked and donated in the weeks before the greatest cookie holiday of all times…
Perhaps my favorite of all…
Some additional cookies got the “zentangle” treatment I am so fond of…
Moving on… some cookies made with the help of a mini-projector and pictures found online (artprojectforkids is a favorite source of mine)
Basic white cookies for a black-and-white spooky look, painted with food pen, free-hand, as it’s such a simple design. Bat and skull are fondant additions.
Zentangle can be interesting to change the background, and particularly for a Halloween cookie, no need to strive for perfection. Or so I hope.
A little more spookiness, the bat cookie was inspired by Haniela…
I really love the candy corn shape, so versatile! The purple ones below are not iced, just sugar cookies painted with Sugarprism, or with little fondant ghosts.
Below, a couple of crackled cookie attempts using Sugarprism once again. I will re-visit the technique soon and blog about it once I get it right.
Shortbread is also wonderful to decorate using cookie stamps like these from Nordic Ware. After baking, they were painted with luster dust diluted with vodka.
Linzer Cookies can be scary too! Just use your favorite recipe and create a spooky face. I painted the edges with luster dust and vodka.
And finally, a couple of macarons, because… how could I NOT include them?
That’s all for now, folks! I am really sad that Halloween is over, and all the cookies I did not get a chance to make will have to wait. But hey, there’s always Thanksgiving… and Christmas… and when you blink twice, Valentine’s will be knocking on your door!
Sally, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your Halloween cookie designs. Such talent! I was thinking I wouldn’t mind your continuing to post Halloween decorated cookies (and macarons), but, you are right, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day are just around the corner. Thanks for the smiles you bring to my face.
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Thank you so much, Virginia! so glad you enjoyed this post, and yes, it is so hard to stop, because I love the Halloween baking, but… there will be other things to keep my baking obsession going!