Is it weird to say I don’t like candy? Because I totally don’t. Unless we’re talking about chocolate bars which I consider in a whole league of its own. Gummy bears, lollipops, chewy, fruity, hard, soft it doesn’t matter it’s not my thing. Even when I was a child the thought of sugary candy just didn’t appeal to me. As I said, I’m a chocolate kind of girl. Occasionally if the chocolates were gone I’d resort to tootsie rolls. Let’s be honest tootsie rolls are chocolate wannabes, but its as close to candy as I get. Even though I am not a fan of actual candy, that didn’t stop me from making Halloween candy sugar cookies. Because, cookies. And oh how cute are these cookies!
You guys know I’m obsessed with foods that look like foods. Particularly cookies that look like foods. No, really I have an entire section for them, check out my food lookalikes here. It was only natural that I needed to make some Halloween candy cookies. I made some Valentine’s Day chocolates years ago and I have been wanting to make a Halloween candy sugar cookie set ever since. Hey, good things take time!
I made the candy sugar cookies with a hodgepodge of cutters. Here are the cutters I used, but I’m sure if you check your stash you can come up with some cutters that will work as well! Some of the candies took combining two cutters, like half of the rectangle plus the wrapper edges of the round candy. For these Halloween candy cookies, the rectangle candy, suckers, and circle candies were all decorated using the same process so I will show you how I made one. Let’s take a closer look at how I made the wrapped sucker cookies!
HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN CANDY SUGAR COOKIES!
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ROLLED COOKIES 101 + ROYAL ICING 101
- small oval cutter
- wrapped candy cutter
- lollipop stick
- piping bags
- #2 tips
- icing bottles
- bat stencil
- light orange outline icing + light orange flood icing
- black airbrush color
- light orange – AmeriColor Peach + a touch of the darker orange icing
- black airbrush – AmeriColor Super Black
Step 1: Bake your sucker cookies. To create these I used a wrapped candy cookie cutter and the small oval cutter. First cut the candy cookies out. Then place the oval cutter just above the wrapper part of the shape, remove everything around the two pieces you want to keep. Before baking we need to insert the lolipop sticks. An easy way to do this without causing damage to the cookie shape is to first place your cookie dough cut-outs in the freezer for about 5 minutes. When they are pretty firm you can gently push the sticks in without causing too much damage to the dough. Remember you will need to add a few minutes to your bake time for the colder dough.
Step 2: Using light orange outline + flood icing, outline, and flood the top circle of the cookie – the sucker portion.
Step 3: Once the first section has crusted over, outline the wrapper portion of the cookie. Only fill in the two outside sections. Let them crust over and then fill in the final section. Giving them time to crust over keeps the sections separate and creates dimension.
Step 4: Once the cookies have dried entirely use a stencil + airbrush to give your wrapper a spooky print!
And that’s a WRAP on the Halloween Sugar Cookies! Get it, a wrap!
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