Halloween Skull Cookies

October 3, 2012

Later this month I’ll be heading up to Petawawa.  This trip will be to join my grand-son Austin in celebrating his 8th birthday.  While I was there at the end of August he helped me bake and decorate some colouring book birthday cake cookies for his guests to decorate at his party and take home with them.  As his party is being held close to Halloween, his theme will contain many of the things associated with special day.

I decided to make some extra cookies for him and his party guests and given that they will all be boys, skull cookies seemed to be an appropriate choice.

Using my Kopykake and a colouring book image of a skull, I piped the outline with white piping icing.

The outline was then filled in with white flood icing.

Black piping icing was then piped around the skull and bones, the mouth, eye and nose sockets and then used to fill in the eye and nose sockets and though not shown below, for outlining the teeth.  A jagged line of black piping was also made for the *cracked skull*

When the white flood icing was dry, clear corn syrup was brushed along the bones, nose and eyes.  White sanding sugar was sprinkled over the bones and black sanding sugar over the eyes and nose.

After enough cookies were decorated for all Austin’s party guests, I had a few left over so I made some more colouring book cookies in Halloween designs.  I would have had more left over if I hadn’t eaten three of them while decorating!

You may have noticed that the cookies are not my usual vanilla bean sugar cookies.  These cookies were made using Bridget’s new Chocolate Hazelnut cut-out cookie dough recipe.  It’s in her new book Decorating Cookies which was officially released yesterday.  They are deliciously addictive!  You have a chance to win copies of Bridget’s new book and get your hands on this recipe right now.  She is holding a fabulous book and Kitchen Aid mixer give-away and one of her guest bakers in the book, Amanda from I Am Baker is also holding a Decorating Cookies giveaway together with the chance to win an Amazon gift card.  Oh, and this morning Meaghan is also offering you a chance to win a copy of Bridget’s book!

If you don’t win a copy of Decorating cookies from either ladies, don’t fret.  I’m sure there will be several more chances from other baker’s/bloggers.  I myself will be hosting a giveaway and review of Decorating Cookies in the very near future and I’m pretty excited for one of you to win Bridget’s first book.  For now I will just tell you that it is a wonderful book, you’ll want to have it in your kitchen and you will definitely want this Chocolate Hazelnut cut-out cookie dough recipe!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

bridget {bake at 350} October 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thank you, Paula!

Those cookies would be perfect for pirate parties OR Halloween! Multi-taskers! :)


melissa {thebakedequation} October 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

I hope you have a wonderful time at your grandson’s birthday. I think coloring book cookies are just about the coolest thing!


Jocelyn Pascall October 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

These are SO cute! I know I could never make them look that great, but it does seem like something I could attempt. Great post.


Jacquee October 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I used to love coloring books when I was a child ( I still do). I thinking I’ll get less questioning looks coloring cookies instead, now that I am an adult. :) These are just adorable and just in time for Halloween. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your grandson, Paula.


cquek October 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

What an inspiring post! they are so cute.. i think my niece would love it.


Tasmeea October 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Wow, they look perfect for a kids Halloween party. Must have taken ages to decorate! Where can I find the recipe for the icing?


Lynne October 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

As always Paula … so impressive! You have totally inspired me to decorate a cake like this too! or maybe cupcakes. AWESOME!


Helene October 5, 2012 at 10:44 am

Your cookies always amaze me. Happy Thanksgiving!


Paula October 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

Gotta get my hands on the cookie recipe while I still have hazelnuts in the pantry! Thanks for the recommendation.


Monet October 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

What amazing halloween cookies! These are so much fun to look at…and I’m sure even more fun to eat. Thank you for sharing!


CCU October 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Wow these cookies look gorgeous my friend – and right on time for halloween too :D

Choc Chip Uru


Barbara | Creative Culinary October 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

I can only imagine how lucky your grandkids must feel; you always honor their events in such a sweet, personal way. I’m sort of in the tweener stage; kids too old for Halloween cookies and no grandkids…but that recipe sounds perfect!


elisabeth@foodandthrift October 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Paula, your skull Halloween cookies are so darn adorable, so perfect for a fun Halloween party! Love your creativity with all your decorative cookies, You are an artist!


Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I’m sure your grandson will love these – how fun it must be for him to have such a thoughtful and creative grandma!


Lora @cakeduchess October 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

It’s exciting for Bridget to have her book out:)Yes-super fun cookies for the boys. My little one would be thrilled with these any day:)


Natalie October 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

Excellent Halloweeenie treats!


Sue {munchkin munchies} October 9, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I still have the coloring book cookies on my “to make” list! Yours are great! I have Bridget’s book and just love it, which is no surprise:)


Audrey Gebhardt October 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

These are beautiful! I wish I had the patience that you do to decorate cookies!


Amanda Kelly October 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Ohhhh! Spooktacular! They are great!


Rita October 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Paula, what are you up to? Those boys will will fall in love with you if you gave them such amazing cookies! Hope that you will have a wonderful time at Austin’s birthday party. Your grandchildren are so lucky having such a loving artist grandma. Kisses to you and happy birthday to Austin.


Karen @ Trilogy Edibles October 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

wow Paula these are fabulous. I love the colouring page ones too! I made some for a the girls to decorate this weekend!


Warning Sugary Goodness October 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

These skulls are perfect. Not to scary if you ask me. I’ll use this as a reminder to self-use something other than a sugar cookie recipe!


Lora October 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Austin is going to just love those skulls. They are way cool.


hani October 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

He is going love these cookies, they are so fun.


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