I have always wanted to make sugar skull cookies but I figured it would be challenging. I found a way to do easily and it is a great activity for kids.
-5 cups of flour
-2 tsp of baking powder
-1 tsp of salt
-1 1/2 cups of softened butter
-2 cups of sugar
-1 tsp of vanilla extract
-2 egg whites
-1 cup of powdered sugar
-1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
You will also need gel food coloring for decorating.
Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Then add the eggs and vanilla. Continue to mix.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and slowly add to the wet mixture.
Once mixed well make the dough into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight or for 6 hours.
Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Take the dough out of the fridge to soften. Then flour your surface and rolling pin and begin to roll out the dough. Use a skull cookie cutter to cut into skull shapes.
Place cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown.
Combine the ingredients of the royal icing in a bowl. once the cookies are cool. dip the front of the cookie into the icing and place on a wire rack to dry and harden.
Once the icing is hard go ahead and decorate the skulls with gel food coloring.
I have shared this once before on my blog but it is such a fun Sugar skull idea that I have to share it again. The dollar store sells plastic skulls that can easily be made into sugar skulls. You can spray paint them or paint with acrylic paint. You can also add glitter, jewels and accessories. this is a very inexpensive and fun craft idea.
What is a Zombie party without some brains!!
Brain cupcakes are super easy to make. Just add a few drops of red food coloring to white frosting. Place the frosting in a pipette bag and cut the tip. Draw a line down the middle and some squiggles to the edge across the side of the cupcake. Then repeat to the other side. To make the brains look bloody add some red gel food coloring.
Intestines never tasted so good! Pizza intestines make for a great recipe for your Zombie affair.
-1 box of Puff Pastry Sheets
-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
-Make sure the puff pastry sheets are thawed and cut the sheet(2 come in a box) into 3 strips,
-Place tomato sauce down the middle, then add pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
-Pinch the edges together to close the pastry sheet(you can apply a little water to the edges). Then place the "intestine" on a greased pan. Apply this same method to all the rest of the sheets to form intestines. Connect them to each other in the pan making the pastry sheets into an "S" like shape to form intestines.
- Cut a few slits and apply extra tomato sauce the make the intestines look more bloody. You can apply an egg wash finish to make the dough shiny.
-Bake for 20 minutes.
You will need:
-Red fruit punch
-Plastic brain mold
-Fill the brain mold with water and freeze. Once frozen remove from mold and place in the punch bowl.
-Fill the bowl with the fruit punch first and then add the soda.
-Lastly place some plastic eyeballs in the bowl.
Who doesn't love a tasty green Witch finger? If you have a Halloween party coming up, here are some easy Witch themed treat ideas.
Shortbread Witch Fingers
-1 cup of softened butter
-1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
-2 tsp of vanilla extract
-2 cups of flour
-green food coloring
-Whole almonds for the finger nails
In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and a few drops of green food coloring. Mix well and gradually add the flour.
Flour your hands and grab about a tablespoon of dough. Shape into a finger. I created two knobs on the finger to be knuckles.
Place on a greased cookie sheet. With a butter knife on the surface of the finger slice a few lines on the knuckles. At the tip of the finger place an almond to be the creepy finger nail.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until the edges are brown.
Super easy and tasty!
You will need:
-Decorative stripes straws
-Black foam paper
Make whatever kind of cupcakes you want (homemade or store bought). To make the Witch Hat split in half an Oreo and scrape away the filling. On the top of the Oreo place a drop of frosting. Then place an unwrapped Hershey kiss in the center of where you put the frosting(you will want enough frosting to secure the Hershey kiss and when you press it frosting comes out underneath). Then cut off the yellow of a candy corn and place on the front of the Hat where there is some frosting(this is the buckle).
For the Witch feet, cut in half a striped straw. Then with black foam paper cut out two Witch shoes. Then glue the Witch shoes to the end of the straw (I used a glue gun).
Then simply insert your Witch feet and hat on your cupcake.
Enjoy these WICKED Treats!!
Super easy and gory.
You will need:
- red jello,
-clear plastic cups
-gummy candy body parts
-edible candy blood or red food coloring mixed in corn syrup
Follow the directions of the red jello and put in the clear cups. I found from the dollar store some gummy candy body parts. While the jello was still a liquid I placed the gummy candy eyeballs in it and then placed in the fridge to set. Once the jello is set I placed some finger gummy candy on top. To add a more bloody effect I did some dribbles of candy blood on the body parts and rim of the cup.
These cookies are so soft and delicious!
What you need:
-1 stick and 1/2 of butter softened
-3/4 cup of sugar
-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
-2 1/2 cups of flour
-1/2 tsp of baking powder
-Halloween cookie cutters
-3 cups of Confectioners Sugar
-1/4 tsp of cream of tartar
-2 egg whites
Directions for the cookies:
In a large bowl mix the softened butter, egg, sugar and vanilla until nice and smooth. Mix the flour and baking powder in a separate medium bowl and then add to the butter mixture ( add a little bit of the flour at a time).
Once the dough is mixed well divide the dough in two equal parts. Roll out on parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to 1 day(You MUST do this step).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
Remove the dough, roll out(I placed the dough in between parchment paper and then rolled) and cut out your Halloween cookie cutter shapes and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. 8 minutes seemed to be perfect!
Royal icing is great because it hardens.
Beat the egg whites and slowly mix in the confectioners sugar and cream of tartar.
Once cookies are cool decorate with icing and sprinkles. Enjoy!
This is a super easy and quick Halloween appetizer.
You will need:
-mayo & mustard
-sliced black olives
-blue food coloring
-red food coloring
Boil the eggs and once they are done let the eggs cool.
Peel the eggs and cut in half. Scoop out the yolk in a bowl.
Mix in some mayo, mustard and seasoning of your choice to create your favorite deviled egg recipe,
Next add in some blue food coloring to the egg yolk mix.
To create the red veins on the white of the eggs simply dip a fork in red food coloring and brush on the egg.
Now assemble. Place the blue egg yolk mixture in the center of the boiled egg halves and then place a sliced black olive on top as the pupil.
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