I don’t know about you but I love homemade sugar cookies. With Halloween nearing I wanted a cookie that was as cute as it was delicious so I came up with these Homemade BOO Sugar Cookies and I wanted to share them with you all today. Okay, not the actual cookie but the recipe rather.
I love these cookies because they are so easy to make so even if you are a beginner at baking, you can certainly make these! Plus aren’t they just adorable and perfect for serving at a Halloween party? I think so!
What You Will Need to Make BOO Sugar Cookies:
For Homemade Sugar Cookie Dough:
- 5 Cups Flour
- 2 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 1/2 Cups Unsalted Butter, softened
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 4 Eggs
For Homemade Royal Icing:
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- Orange & Black Gel Food Coloring (For these cookies you may have to make two bowls of icing).
You will also need round cookie cutters in a variety of sizes and a Wilton #5 tip for icing.
How to Make BOO Sugar Cookies:
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 4 eggs at one time and continue to mix. Then add the vanilla and continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl (except your food coloring) and mix on medium speed for 4 minutes. Note: If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 Cup powder sugar.
- Leave icing in large bowl. Take out 3 bowls, put 1/3 of icing in the first bowl. This bowl of icing remains white.
- For bowl #2 add several drops of orange gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
- For bowl #3, add several drops of black gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
- Spoon each of the icings into individual frosting bags with a #5 tip. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
Basic Directions for Icing:
- Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.
- First step for each cookie is to outline them. Allow the icing outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies you squeeze some the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency.)
- Leave some of the icing in the frosting bag for additional accent work on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.
“BOO” Sugar Cookies
- After each cookie is outlined and filled in with the orange icing while the orange icing is still “wet” using the pastry bag with the white icing begin making the white dots on each cookie.
- Allow the cookies to partially dry before adding the small black dots around the edges of each cookies.
- Add the word “BOO” with the black icing.
- Set these aside and allow to completely dry about 5-10 hours.
- Serve and Enjoy!
I know this may seem like a lot of steps but I wanted to be as thorough as possible so you can recreate these adorable cookies and really wow or scare your guests!
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Lauren @ Mom Home Guide
Saturday 29th of August 2015
Your cookies look wonderful! Any kid would love these!