We love the cooler weather of October; the beautiful fall colors and we really love all the fun Halloween treats. Everywhere you look there’s some kind of festive fun with ghoulish goblins, ghosts and witches. We’ll be sharing with you every Friday and Saturday this month some kind of fun Halloween treat you can make to take to a tailgate party, the office, a get together with friends or to share with a neighbor.
Try our mummy sugar cookies. These adorable little mummies are a breeze to make!
You can go all out and make your sugar cookies from scratch from your favorite sugar cookie recipe or pick up some readymade sugar cookies in the bakery section at the grocery store.
You will need googley eyes, this time of year you can find these at walmart in their specialty holiday section; it’s usually at the front of the store or you can find them in the cake decorting section of your favorite craft store. You’ll need white frosting again to make it easy on yourself you can purchase it at the store or go rouge and make a delicious butter cream frosting from scratch, it’s super easy and really worth the fresh flavor. You’re going to need a frosting bag and a straight flat tip, we used #47 by Wilton, you can pick both of these up at your local craft store in the baking section as well. Put your tip on and fill with frosting. Here’s a littl tip when it comes to filling your frosting bag; put the bag in a tall glass and fold the edges of the bag over the edges of the glass. Trust us…this will make filling your frosting bag so much easier.
Now that your bag is full it’s time to decorate those cookies; frost your cookies first with a thin layer of frosting. Add your silly googley eyes make your mummy-rific stripes by just pulling your had across the cookie as you squeeze out the icing.
Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
2 Sticks of unsalted butter, softened
8 Cups (2 lbs) powdered sugar
1/2 Cup milk
2 Tsp real vanilla – real Vanilla makes all the difference when it comes to flavor.
With either a stand mixer or hand held cream your butter until it is super smooth. Add most of the powdered sugar, the milk and the vanilla and mix on low speed. Pastry Chef’s will tell you the most common error when making frosting is over-mixing icing. So, if you never go over the first speed on your mixer once you put the powdered sugar in you wont over-mix it. Keep adding the rest of the sugar until its smooth and creamy. Sometimes depending on elevation and humidity you may need to add a little more liquid or sugar, just look at the consistency and make the call. This recipe is pretty foolproof, we use it for everything!
For decorating the mummies i first iced the cookies with a nice thin layer of icing, then added the eyes and then using a flat tip (#47 by wilton, if you are interested) in a pastry bag i made the mummy strips by just pulling my had across as i squeezed out the icing. It’s really pretty easy and looks super cute!
Life is Delicious!