Hey, ghouls and goblins! It’s time for adorable Halloween cookies!
Whatever your Halloween looks like this year, making cookies is always one of those things that can bring some joy, even if it has to be for a virtual Halloween party or to distract the kids from not being able to trick-or-treat.
If you do find yourself looking for things to do to get in the Halloween spirit, why not check out the Trick-or-Sweet Halloween cookie decorating virtual class?
This on-demand class has plenty of spooky fun, three levels (kids, families, and adults) and bake-and-decorate-with-me style tutorials that don’t speed up the decorating and instead take you step-by-step through the process.
If you’re newer to royal icing, have never used it before, or you just want to learn how to make some new designs, it’s a great option.
Halloween Cookies Recipe
To make some Halloween cookies, you’ll want to grab the Halloween cookie printables from the top of this post, and then decide on your favorite cut-out sugar cookie recipe.
I recommend this one, which is designed for the cookies to keep their shapes in the oven and not spread.
How to Use Royal Icing
So many people think royal icing is difficult to use, but it’s really not if you take a few minutes to practice.
At the end of the day, if you mess up the cookie, just wipe off the icing and start again!
To make royal icing, follow this royal icing recipe or use your own pre-mixed royal icing.
Examples of Decorated Designs
You can really get creative with Halloween designs, including options like using the marbling effect to create spider webs.
Don’t forget to let the cookie dry a bit after you do the base layer, as otherwise the detail will sink in.