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!
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.
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.
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.
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.