I don’t particularly love Halloween, but I do love making Halloween Cookies! I also don’t like to spend a lot of time and energy finding fun and creative decoration items, so I’ve made a list of my favorites that I’ve used in the past few years.
Let’s start with sprinkles! My kids have always loved sprinkles on all their cookies, way more than me. I’m a pretty simple cookie girl. Give me a solid cookie and some great icing. Everything I’m listing here I get from Amazon.
Assorted Halloween sprinkles. Actually these come in all kinds of colors and designs, so if you’re looking for Christmas cookies early, these are a good bet!
Royal Icing really does make for some great looking Halloween Cookies, however…it’s not always the easiest to make. To save time..check this brand out. You’ll thank me later. Shop HERE.
Don’t want to make Halloween cookies? These dessert toothpick will make anything ready to display for a party or classroom gig. Shop HERE.
Halloween is a perfect time to get creative in the kitchen with your kids and decorate some spooktacular cookies! Here are some tips and ideas for Halloween cookie decorating with kids:
- Prepare the cookies: Bake a batch of your favorite sugar cookies or any other cookie recipe you love. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating. My favorite sugar cookie recipe is HERE.
- Gather your supplies: Set up a decorating station with all the necessary supplies. Here are some essentials:
- Assorted Halloween sprinkles: Sprinkles add a fun and colorful touch to Halloween cookies. Let your kids sprinkle them over the cookies to create different designs.
- Royal icing: If you don’t want to make royal icing from scratch, you can use a pre-made mix. It saves time and still provides a smooth and shiny finish.
- Food coloring: Use gel-based or liquid food coloring to create different colors for your icing.We prefer Gel in our house. the color pops much brighter!
- Piping bags or ziplock bags: Fill the icing into piping bags or ziplock bags with small holes cut in the corner to easily pipe the frosting onto the cookies.
- Toothpicks or small decorating tools: These can be handy for adding details and creating different effects on the cookies.
- Let the creativity flow: Don’t censor!! Let the mess commence. Encourage your kids to let their imaginations run wild while decorating the cookies. They can create ghosts, pumpkins, witches, bats, or any other spooky designs they like. Provide them with different colors of icing and decorations to make the cookies uniquely theirs.
- Start with a base coat: Help your kids spread a thin layer of icing over each cookie as a base coat. This will give a smooth and even surface to decorate on. Let the base coat dry before adding more details.
- Get decorating: Once the base coat is dry, your kids can start adding their desired decorations using different colors of icing, sprinkles, and candies. They can create faces, patterns, or even write Halloween messages on the cookies.
- Have fun with it: Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process of decorating together. Encourage your kids to experiment and try different techniques.
- Display and enjoy: Once the cookies are decorated, let them dry completely before serving or packaging them. You can arrange them on a festive platter or individually wrap them as treats for friends and family.
Enjoy the Halloween cookie decorating process, and don’t worry too much about perfection. Happy Halloween!