After sharing our Halloween cookie baking activities this weekend on my Instagram stories, I received lots of questions with regard to sources and techniques which I'm happy to provide here. The recipe I always use for cut out cookies is the sugar cookie recipe from Martha Stewart's Christmas cookbook, the original edition. The dough comes together beautifully, cuts out nicely, and the cookies keep their shape after baking. Most importantly they taste delicious.
Many of you enquired where to purchase this "trick-or-treater ghost" cookie cutter. It is designed by Sweet Dani B and can be purchased online from Copper Gifts. Copper Gifts carries an incredible selection of copper cookie cutters and decorating supplies. You can also visit Sweet Dani B's site here to view a tutorial on decorating this particular cookie. Her site is filled with wonderful images and instruction. The pumpkin is a mallow pumpkin candy that can be purchased in your local grocery store. It's sliced in half before placing on the cookie.
The spider web design is from the original Martha by Mail copper cookie cutters. Copper Gifts has a similar one available on their site. I also usually use Martha Stewart's royal icing recipe which I love. This weekend, we tried the recipe that came from Copper Gifts which uses meringue powder in lieu of fresh egg whites. It performed beautifully and I would recommend the meringue powder especially if you will be serving your cookies to younger children or seniors. If you missed my instagram stories, you can create the spider web by placing a spiral of frosting down on the wet base of the cookie and then drawing a clean toothpick from the center out towards each of the points.
I hope you'll all find time to bake up some spooktacular cookies this Halloween season. Your kids will love it!
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