Halloween Decorated Cookies

Posted on October 27th, 2009 in Decorated Cookies

I finally got around to making my Halloween cookies with a few days to spare.

Halloween decorated cookies spiderweb ghost cauldron

It’s no secret that I usually need a little help in the drawing department, so I pulled out the KopyKake drawing projector and scrapbooking tags for my decorated Halloween cookies this year.

projector cookie halloween2

You might not be able to tell, but the center of this circle cookie has a clear, candy coating.  Here’s another example:

haunted town decorated cookie

Have you heard of isomalt?  It’s a sugar substitute which I used for the center of my cookies and can be a used to make all sorts of sweet creations such as candy ‘jewels’ (which really only look clear, not sparkly).  If you’d like an easy alternative to boiling sugar or other candies for your sugar creations, isomalt is quick and simple to use.

icing spiderweb halloween cookie

*Note – you can achieve a similar, colorful look by crushing Jolly Ranchers or Life Savers, placing that candy on parchment paper and baking it for a few minutes in the oven.

Before it’s heated, isomalt looks like this:

isomalt

You can either pour it into the center of your raw cookie shape, and then bake them together, or you can boil the isomalt to a temperature of 154 degrees Celsius or 310 degrees Fahrenheit, where it looks like this:

heated isomalt

Then pour it onto parchment paper and use a metal cookie cutter to make the impression of the shape you want.  The isomalt cools rapidly, so when it’s ready to handle, break off the edges and you’re left with your shape.  Adhere the piece of isomalt to your cookie with royal icing.

cut melted isomalt with cookie cutter

I did learn not to pour the isomalt onto a silpat though (See below). It picks up every little impression.  Use parchment paper!

spider web halloween cookie

Of course I couldn’t resist making some other cookies and decorating with disco dust.

Monster decorated halloween cookies skull pumpkin witch

trick or treat halloween cookie

Happy Halloween decorated cookie

Happy Halloween decorated cookies

Wishing you a Happy Halloween!

haunted town decorated cookie2

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