Halloween Cookies

May 9, 2010 / By Foodland

Halloween Cookies

Dress up your cookies to impress trick-o-treaters
Course Dessert
Servings 24 Servings


  • 8 ounces sugar
  • 1 pound butter (cool not hard)
  • 2 eggs (separated into 5 egg whites and 4 egg yolks)
  • 1.5 pounds all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon orange gel food coloring
  • 1 cup orange sanding sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black gel food coloring
  • 1 cup black sanding sugar


  1. Combine the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and beat with a paddle on high until smooth and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Scrape down the bowl using a rubber spatula to make sure all the butter and sugar are incorporated.
  3. Crack the eggs into a dish.
  4. Turn the machine onto low and gradually add in the flour alternating with the eggs.
  5. Mix until the mixture just comes together.
  6. do not over mix.
  7. Divide the dough into 3 even parts.
  8. Wrap one part in plastic and place in the refrigerator.
  9. Place the second part in the mixing bowl and add in the orange gel food coloring.
  10. Mix until the color is evenly distributed.
  11. Add more if you desire a darker shade.
  12. Remove the orange dough, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.
  13. Place the 3rd dough in the mixing bowl and add in the black gel food coloring, wrap and refrigerate.
  14. Refrigerated dough for about 30 minutes or until the dough is firm.
  15. Roll out the different color dough to 1/8" thickness using a well floured surface.
  16. Cut out desired shapes.
  17. Brush cookie shapes with a light coat of water and dip into orange or black sanding sugar.
  18. Using a metal spatula transfer the cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick sheet.
  19. Bake at 350° for approximately 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  20. Remove from the oven and place the cookies onto a cooling rack.
  21. Note: If you plan to decorate cookies with icing, please let cookies cool for 2 hours before decorating.
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