Frankenstein Halloween Cookies
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of the year. I think it’s because we get to be so crafty between our costumes, our food and our decorations. All the spooky treats are fun to make and fun to eat too. These Frankenstein Halloween cookies were a huge hit at our Halloween party last year.
These Frankenstein Halloween cookies tend to be a bit easier than most cookies because you are only working with a few colors. You can purchase the candy eyes to make it just that much easier. Just be sure to pick up a Frankenstein cookie cutter and all the food colors you need before you get started. I personally use the Americolor Gel food color set found here on Amazon because the price is the cheapest and this product is amazing. My local cake shop wanting almost double that amount for the same kit! You will find these products at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s too. There is always a weekly coupon out to there to take advantage of some savings there too. I keep those apps on my phone and the weekly coupons are on the front page for both apps. It’s worth it when you are buying bigger items like paint sets or in this case a gel starter set.
Tip: don’t use regular food coloring with this recipe. It will be too watery and ruin it. I remember when I first started making these types of cookies I didn’t understand there were differences in the food coloring types.
I’ve got one more thing to mention. I always, and I mean always, use my silicone baking sheet when making cookies. The cookie comes out perfect every single time. I bought this exact set of two silicone baking sheets more than 5 years ago and I use them often. Best money I’ve ever spent.
Frankenstein Halloween Cookies
- Cookie Ingredients:
- 5 C flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- Cookie Cutters:
- Frankenstein Face
- Tips Needed:
- #5 round tip
- Icing Ingredients:
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- Black green, ivory,grey, yellow, and red gel food coloring
- Candy eyes
- Cookie Directions:
- - Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- -Add all 4 eggs at one time...Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- -Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
- -Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- -Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- -Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- -Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- -Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- -Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- - Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if necessary).
- -Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- -Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- -Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- -Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
- -Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- Icing Directions:
- -Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- -If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- - Pull out 6 bowls and begin to divide the icing.
- - Bowl #1, put 4 TBSP of icing in , add several drops of grey gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #2, put 4 TBSP of icing, add several drops of red gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #3, put 3 TBSP of icing, adding several drops of golden yellow gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Divide the rest of the icing into thirds. Bowl #4, put 1/3 of icing, add several drops of black gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl#5, put 1/3 of icing, add several drops of green gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
- Bowl #6, put 1/3 of icing , add several drops of ivory gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
- -Spoon each of the icings into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips.... twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
- Basic Directions for icing:
- -Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.
- -First step for each cookie is to outline them .
- -Allow the icing outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies you squeeze some the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .) Leave some of the icing in the frosting bag for additional accent work on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.
- -Outline Frankenstein's head with the green icing in the frosting bag. Don't outline the top of the head or sides of the head ( follow the picture of Frankenstein's hair line or bolts)
- -Fill in the outlined part of Frankenstein's head with the thinner green.
- -Outline the bolts in grey then fill them in with the thinner grey icing.
- -Allow to slightly dry.
- -Outline Frankenstein's hair line on the top and sides with the black icing, filling in with the thinner black icing.
- -On the right side of Frankenstein's face draw a scar by drawing one line then crossing that line with three other small lines. Across from the scar draw a line starting from the bottom of the scar to close to the top of the grey bolt.
- -On the left side of the face close to the hair line, using the black icing in the frosting bag, draw one line then crossing that line with four small lines.
- -Using the green icing in the frosting bag, draw a nose by using a smaller design of a witches hat making this thick.
- -Allow to dry for about 30 seconds.
- -Apply the two candy eyes.
- -Allow to dry for 5-10 hours.
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.