Love is in the air – and sometimes you can be so in love it hurts (plus, you love things with a dash of spooky!)! For all of you spooky lovers, I have a fun Valloween cookie recipe and ideas for you and your sweetheart to enjoy!
Keep reading for the recipe, ideas and tips to create this ghoulish treat:
You can use store bought sugar cookie dough or whip up one yourself (I have the instructions for an easy no chill sugar cookie dough below). I had to go grab some heart shaped cookie cutters and found a package with varying sizes at my local Walmart for $0.98! You can make your own red or pink frosting, but I am not too bit on heavily frosted cookies (to each their own!) and I opted for a red gel to decorate with (also found in the seasonal baking aisle in Walmart).
No Chill Sugar Cookie Dough
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups of flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Cream butter and sugar together with a mixer; add in eggs and vanilla
- Add baking powder and flour gradually while mixing
- Do not chill!
- Separate dough into two balls; roll and cut! (it helps to coat the cookie cutters and rolling pin in flour)
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden
- Lett cool completely before decorating!
The best part (besides eating the cookies!) is decorating them! To draw a dripping blood effect is fairly simple – it helps to outline the drip (see photo below) and then squeeze the bottle to fill it in. If you’re using icing, consider putting it in a sandwich bag and cut a small section off the tip to pipe it on and use a toothpick to help drag and shape the design.
I wanted to change up my designs a bit – and these cookies needed some Halloween-inspired conversation heart phrases! I piped on the following phrases:
- Bone Head
- Cool Ghoul
I hope you feel inspired to whip up some spooky Valloween cookies for a frightfully delightful Valloween! Enjoy!