Batman Cookies

October 28, 2010

A little boy is celebrating his birthday very soon and when the order came in from his mother for Batman themed cookies I was delighted to fill this order.  Not only because Josee and I are new friends since the Ottawa Cupcake Camp (where her amazing cupcakes won) but also because I’ve only once before baked cookies for a little boy and it was fun to do.  I was looking forward to making these for Josee’s little boy.

Now if Josee’s son is anything like mine was when he was his age, they are very particular about their super-heroes and every detail about them is as familiar to them as the back of their hands.

I decided to make the Batman logo and try to do a likeness of Batman’s head.  I put a small smile on the face.  When my husband saw the finished cookies he said that while he thought they looked good, he never remembers Batman smiling.  Even when they grow up they don’t forget their super-heroes :)

"Holy Joker Batman! Why Are You Smiling?"

I’ll chalk it up to creative license and hope that Josee’s little fellow is forgiving and not embarrassed that he has smiling Batman faces at his super-hero birthday party.

Here’s a photo-tutorial should you have a Batman fan in your household. (One day I will get myself a photography light.  The need is great as most of my decorating is done in the evenings!)

1.  You will need to bake both large oval cookies and large rectangular cookies.  The day prior to decorating your cookies, print off a page-full of the Batman Logo and a page-full of the Batman head sized to fit your cookies.  Lay your print-out under sheets of waxed paper and with a #2 tip and black piping icing outline your two designs.

3.  Flood all the outlines with black flood icing.  While the flood is somewhat damp on the mask, pipe small curved dashes with grey piping and a #1 tip on either side of the masks to make the eye-slits.

4.  Flood the *face* portion of the mask with tan flood icing.  Let dry overnight.  When completely dry, draw on the mouths using AmeriColour Brown Food Colouring Pens.

5.  Using a #2 tip and bright yellow piping icing, outline your oval-shaped cookies.  Let dry.

6.  Using a #2 tip and bright yellow piping icing, outline your rectangular shaped cookies.  Let dry.

7.  Flood all your ovals with bright yellow flood icing.  While icing is still damp, carefully add your Batman logos to the center of the cookies.

8.  Flood all your rectangular cookies with bright yellow flood icing.  While icing is still damp, carefully add your Batman heads to the center of the cookies.

9.  Let dry overnight.  Package in the morning and tie with coordinating ribbons.

I’ll be linking this up at I’m Lovin’ It Friday’s.  Cheryl has Amber from Bluebonnets and Brownies hosting it for her this week.  Come on over and link up with us!

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula October 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Batman’s smile makes me smile. What cute cookies. Bet the little boy will love them.

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Renee (Kudos Kitchen) October 29, 2010 at 11:48 am

I think Batman needs to smile. Heck, he’s saving the world and if that doesn’t deserve a smile, what does? Great tutorial Paula. You are the queen of wax paper piping!

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kidswonderart October 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I just found your blog from Tidy Mom Lovin It Fridays.
Great cookies. Your instructions are very detailed. My son would love these.

Thanks,
Michele

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Barbara Bakes October 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

These are fabulous. He’s going to be one happy little boy.

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Amanda October 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm

LOVE your smiling batman!! Great job Paula!!

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L.A. October 30, 2010 at 1:53 am

So great. IOld cheesy Batman smiled…new hot Christian Bale Batman does not smile….speaking of which does Christian Bale come with these cookies?!?! Lol. So cute..I mean manly cookies!

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Jan @ Family Bites October 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

These are fantastic! And I like the Batman is smiling – seems a little more kid friendly somehow.

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Lisa November 3, 2010 at 3:02 am

These Batman cookies are excellent. You’re so artistic. By the way, I’m holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you’re welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/11/45-csn-giveaway.html

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AL January 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Hi
Just wondering if you sell these? I am also looking for a fondant batman logo to fit on a rectangle ice cream cake. Just inquiring?
Thanks
Anik

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Michelle February 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

these are great! I tried to make them but they broke when taking them off the wax paper :(

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Erica March 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I love these cookies and would like to make some for my son’s birthday this summer. How do you get your designs off the wax paper without breaking?

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runninglisa February 15, 2012 at 12:42 am

Thank you so much for such detailed instructions. My son wants Batman everything for his birthday in April. I’m going to definitely practice with your instructions.

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Choc Chip Uru March 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I love batman (and not because of Christian Bale ;))
These cookies are a fantastic tribute to one of the best superheros ever :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Stella July 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

How can I purchase these cookies for my son’s birthday party?

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Liana October 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I would really like to purchase these batman cookies for my son’s birthday. How can I do that?

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Amy November 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Hi there. What a wonderful blog. These are great and I am planning on making the bat logo ones this week. Your instructions are clear but I do have a few questions. I was going to pipe the outline of the bats directly on the cookies and then flood the yellow around it. However, having seen your idea of making the black bats separately and leaving them to dry, I wonder if I should do this. Do you suggest this method because the intricate shape makes flooding the yellow neatly very difficult? Or is it just so that it sits proud, or for another reason? After drying overnight, do the bats just peel off the paper easily? Is greaseproof paper okay for this? I know thisnis often referred to as wax paper. Do you use royal icing for your piping and flooding icing? On this last point, I will now browse your blog in case it is answered. I would really appreciate your help as I am new to this. Many thanks.

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Amy November 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thank you for your helpful reply. I made them and they were a great hit. I piped the bats onto cellophane and they peeled off perfectly (did a couple on baking paper to compare and they stuck!) so thanks for that tip. Mine were not quite as professional-looking as yours but for a first attempt at icing cookies I was really pleased. Thank you again.

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Marsha February 22, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Hello, I am new to your website. Thank you so much for these instructions. I was just wondering when you use the term “flood” what does that entail? Is that just filling in with that frosting tip you are currently using? Or is the frosting melted a little to make it spread easier over the cookie. Thank you!

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