Halloween Hooters

October 26, 2012

This will be my last Halloween cookie post for 2012.  Believe it or not, I’m already decorating Christmas cookies for a group that is having an early Christmas party next week.  Mainly because most of the guests at the party are heading South for the winter before December arrives.

So, anyhoo…I made these little Halloween owls.  I posted them on my newly launched Facebook page (yes, I caved and joined Facebook after a long resistance) and when my daughter saw these cookies there she commented *….how have I not seen these?!  Hopefully she keeps them a little secret from the grand kids until Halloween.

To make these I first drew a picture of an owl then photographed the picture so I could resize it for using with my KopyKate projector.  Once the image was ready the rest went fairly quickly.  If you don’t have a KopyKate I’m attaching the image at the bottom of this post.  Feel free to use it.  You may have to work with it to resize it for your own cookies but once you do, just cut it out and place it on your cookie then trace the outline with an edible marker and you’re ready to decorate!

Step One:

Pipe around the owl’s witch hat with black piping icing and around the head and body with orange piping icing.  Pipe the tree limb with brown piping icing.

Step Two:

When the piping lines are dry, use thick white flood icing drops to make the eyes, add drops of black flood icing in the center of each eye.  Flood the witch hat with black flood icing and the bottom of the owl with orange.  Flood the tree limb with brown.

Step Three:

Flood the beak with brown or black flood icing, fill in and orange band across the hat with flood icing and pipe the claws with black piping.  Add a cute little pumpkin to keep the owl company (done with piping icing).  Let the cookie dry completely.

Step Four:

When your cookies have dried, brush the witch hat, claws and the *wings* with a small amount of clear corn syrup.  Shake black sanding sugar over the hat and the claws and orange sanding sugar over the *wings.*

And you’re done!  Enjoy and have a safe and fun Halloween :)

Feel free to copy the image below, resize for your own cookies and then print.  Best to use heavy card stock.

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Carrie's Creations October 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

These are so cute!!!


Susan October 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

So adorable Paula! Thanks for the image, I will add it to my KK file. Happy Halloween!


Anne@Have a Cookie! October 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

Adorable! I just bought a KK and am waiting until after CookieCon to put it to use. Love your work!


Renee - Kudos Kitchen October 26, 2012 at 11:59 am

I think these are adorable Paula! The sanding sugar is such a nice touch!
Glad you’re FINALLY on facebook! What took you so long? LOL


Sue {munchkin munchies} October 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm

These are just TOO CUTE! The tiny little pumpkin is adorable:) SO HAPPY to see you on facebook now! <3


Christine (Cook the Story) October 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

These are the cutest owls I’ve ever seen! Looking forward to seeing what you show us for Christmastime.


Choc Chip Uru October 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Awwww these cookies look much too adorable to be scary my friend :)

Choc Chip Uru


Barbara | Creative Culinary October 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I almost spit out my coffee from the chuckle. Are you familiar with Hooters, the restaurant ‘down here’ that is all about scantily clad young women who basically are showing off their ‘hooters?’ I didn’t think so!

I will never forget leaving my young girls in my father’s care once and he took them to a Hooters. Those cookies would have a whole different look to them. :)

They are too cute…but then they always are!


Debbie- Mt Lookout Sweets October 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

ADORABLE!! Love them!


Cheryl (Grandma Coco) October 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Very cute! (But the idea of Christmas is way scarier!) Will find you on FB, stalker that I am.


Kathleen@CeliacBaby! October 26, 2012 at 10:29 pm

You have some great ideas, and I love that you also provide instructions for making some of them.

I also love that you offer gluten free options. This is important in my house!


The Partiologist October 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

Oh my goodness, these little owls are sooo cute!! I’ll have to find you on facebook !!


Rita October 27, 2012 at 10:06 am

Cute little owls! I’m glad you joined FB. I can’t wait to find you there. Hugs!


elisabeth@foodandthrift October 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

Paula, you really should sell your creative and very talented, yummy, and totally ‘artistic’ perfect cookies…seriously! You would do so well with them. I don’t know of anyone that makes these kind of decorative cookies like you do, other than specialty shops. So adorable for every occasion, and oh, so pretty, and yummy as well:)


Lora October 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

These are just darling Paula. I love them.


Sharon October 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Who is so cute! Your Grands will love them!


TRISHA October 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm

HOOT HOOT! Happy OWL-EEN! I am so excited you are on FB – I had to drop twitter b/c I was so overwhelmed with all the social media stuff but FB is fun – I love looking at all the photos of everyones creation. TAKE CARE!!!


Jacquee October 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

And what cute little hooters they are! :) So good to see you on FB!


sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more October 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

too cute, love it.


Karen @ Trilogy Edibles October 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

These are absolutely adorable, just like you!


Jodie October 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm

These are adorable, Paula!


Baker Street October 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

OH MY! You are so talented, Paula! These are absolutely adorable!


Georganne October 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Paula — These guys are so so so so cute!! I love that you added sanding sugar. It just makes them pop! And… FACEBOOK? Really? I’m off to go find you!!


victoria November 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Thank you for sharing your oh-so-cute owl artwork. It’s just so darling I can’t wait to give it a go.


Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles November 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Yay, you’re on fb!! Awesome cookies, too, Paula. :)


Marjorie (Sugar for the Brain) November 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

Wow they are so cute!!!


Amanda November 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

so cute!!!


Urvashee November 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

These are absolutely adorable!!


elisabeth@foodandthrift November 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Paula, these cute little Halloween Hooters are so adorable…just can’t get over how creative and talented you are! Hope your sweet little ‘princess’ granddaughter had a wonderful birthday, and enjoyed her special treats. (loved the sleeping photo)


Stephanie November 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm

ohh those are so adorable! I love their hats


HAni November 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

These are fantastic. I love owls! Love the first picture!


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