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Halloween Decorated Cookies

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


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:


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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  1. Davett Lee McClain
    August 8, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    HI!….May I ask what you do for a living??? i think I read earlier, in one of your blogs you do this for fun,family,friends..Girl. why on earth wouldn’t you want to make a business from your beautiful work! your very talented!!! you would make a killing! lolololoo….I was a cake Decorater for 7 years in a local bakery, and later did wedding cakes and birthday cakes on the side….I’m seriously thinking about getting in volved in starting my own bussines{homebased} making only Decorated cookies, n cupcakes…everyone at work calls me the “cake lady”..from the many treats i have brought in…friends keep pushing me to start my own bussiness, and well, since my work is going thru many changes, that most of us don’t care for….maybe, this is good timing..lololo…You, are an inspiration to me!! Gail, is an inspiration to me, sugarbelle as well, I didin’t know these blogs existed till this past week, I punched in cookies on fb..and you all popped up! I wished i known sooner….i could have saved some money on books..lololol.Thankyou! for ur encouraging website! ur all AWESOME! God Bless!!!

  2. Davett Lee McClain
    August 8, 2012 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    p.s.. How in the world did you do the lettering on ur Halloween cookies??????? it looks like royal icing?? but, such perfect lettering…is it hand written???? also..ur Halloween cookies are AWESOME…they remind me of a “Bethany Lowe” Decoration..whom I love!!…very old fashioned!like 1900’s LOVE IT! Great Job!!!!

  3. marian
    August 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi @ Davett Lee McClain: That’s so wonderful! I think you should start your business again! And yes, I don’t do this for a living, but kinda secretly want to. 😉 I do love my day job – I teach Culinary Arts at the High School level.
    p.s. The lettering is hand piped with royal icing. Thanks for all your nice comments!

  4. September 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marian,
    I love how you have written on the cookie. What icing consistency did you use? Do have a tutorial on it?

    • September 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

      Hi Asmita,
      I do have a tutorial on piping lines in my video categories or you can find it on my youtube channel. xo

  5. May 22, 2015 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Spider cookies are the best.

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