Batty Halloween Cookies by EZtheBakingOwl1

Batty Halloween Cookies

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I love Halloween cookie cutters. I buy just about every Halloween cutter I can get my hands on because with big plans for all the wonderful cookies I’m going to make. Then October rolls around and I use a pumpkin and maybe two or three others. So this year I made a conscious effort to use some cutters I haven’t already used. This is the assortment I pulled out: 

Batty Halloween Cookies by EZtheBakingOwl1

I’m going to show you how I made the bats. To make them you’ll need:

  • black or almost black medium consistency icing
  • black piping consistency icing
  • white medium consistency icing
  • green medium consistency icing (optional)

I say “almost black” icing because as you can see, what I used was not true black. Did you know that if you mix blue and red Americolor gel colors you don’t get purple?! That’s right. This is what I got. I didn’t want the icing to go to waste so I used it instead of black for this set. Start with a bat-shaped cookie. This cutter came from a Wilton set but don’t ask me which one because I honestly can’t remember.

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Then after a few minutes, pipe the rough shape of a little batty body.

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Then add some wings. This cutter makes it pretty easy to figure out how the wings should be shaped.

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Allow the cookies to dry for at least a few hours before moving on. I let mine dry for almost twenty-four hours just because that’s how it worked out. Once yours are dry, pipe two eyeball shapes with the white icing.

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Then immediately pipe green dots right onto the whites of the eyes.

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Followed by black. You can skip the green if you like but I had it handy because I used it in the cauldron cookie.

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Then pipe some lines to add detail to the wings. I’ll admit that I didn’t give how these lines should look much thought so don’t feel committed to this pattern.

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Finally, add a tiny mouth and fangs and there you have it! Enjoy!

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