Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Sugar Cookies with Eggless Royal Icing

No tricks, just treats!!!!! Happy Halloween



Halloween is an annual feast usually celebrated on October 31 which includes activities like trick-or-treats, costume parties, carving pumpkins, playing and telling scary & horror stories.

To treat this Halloween holiday I made these Sugar Cookies. These cookies are full of flavor, fun to decorate and make a spooktacular display at Halloween parties!!! For this Halloween themed cookies I decorated them as pumpkins, ghosts, black cats.
I enjoyed and had so much fun decorating these Halloween cookies. Isn’t there are scary and cute :)

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies - Nearly 2 dozens cookies
All purpose flour – 2 ½ cups
Unsalted Butter – 1 cup
Superfine Sugar – 1 cup
Egg – 1 no
Egg yolk – 1 no
Vanilla extract – 2 tsps
Salt a pinch



Preparation

  • In a large mixing bowl take butter,sugar,salt and mix well until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolk and beat until fully integrated.
  • Mix in the whole egg, vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Divide the dough into three parts and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Store in fridge at least 2 hours and upto 2 days until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. On the floured surface, roll the dough to ¼ inch thick, sprinkling with additional flour or powdered sugar as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Use cookies cutters to cut into shapes and place on parchment paper.

  • Bake until cookies appear light golden brown on the edges about 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool them before decorating.


Eggless Royal Icing

Ingredients:

Icing Sugar – ½ cup
Cornstarch – 1 ½ tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Food coloring gels – very little
Milk – 2 tsps



Preparation

  • In a mixing bowl, sift the sugar, cornstarch together.
  • Add lemon juice and milk and mix well until thick paste.
  • Divide the Icing into different bowls and add the colors accordingly.
  • Keep for 10 minutes.

  • We can adjust the icing accordingly based on our requirement. If thin icing is required add a bit of milk or for thick icing add more icing sugar.
  • Keep the icing in piping bags or ziplock bags and use them for decorating cookies.
Sending these cookies to Halloween Fiesta hosted by Vardhini, Food Palette Series - Rainbow colors hosted by Akheela , Decorating Challenge - Royal Icing and to my event CC-Festive Food













48 comments:

  1. Thanks for dropping by at my space and following me,will be following u too :)
    Cookies looks so pretty and cute.Perfect for Halloween !

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  2. What a cute Halloween cookies:-) Absolutely lovely!!

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  3. Delicious cookies,luks very cute n perfect...

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  4. Wow looks yummy and delicious .... Very tempting clicks ....

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  5. I want to lick the icing off the cookies.Sooooooooo Cute. Just tell me is that chocolate spider's web you have there? Can I have some of that too?
    I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

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  6. Perfect for Halloween,cute cookies

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  7. Beautiful cookies . Thanks for visiting my space.....happy following u too dear!

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  8. Wow.. looks super cute and perfect.. beautiful clicks too !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  9. So cure do they look. Wonderful effort.

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  10. So cute and elegant sugar cookies, fantastic..

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  11. Halloween cookies looks perfect and cute.

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  12. Haloween Sugar Cookes luk yumm.Deliciously coloured Luv it

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  13. cookies looks so cute and delicious...well done and presented as well...lovely clicks dear...

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  14. thank you for linking this delicious looking cookies

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  15. they looks awesome. puts u in halloween mood right away :)

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  16. Happy Halloween Sravs. The cookies are perfect for the day and also they damn cute.

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  17. wow.. sugar cookies look so delicious and beautiful... perfect..

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  18. These cookies will surely please kiddies..they are so cute and tempting.

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  19. Looks so tempting and delicious. Trick or Treat :)
    Uma@Trendy Relish

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  20. Wow very cute cookies with eggless version...looks very appealing to the eyes!!

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  21. very cute and tempting cookies

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  22. this is a visual treat for us. cute looking cookies

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  23. Cookies look so beautiful and lovely pictures!

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  24. Happy Halloween! Cookies look scary :) And delicious, may be lil R and I should come trick or treat to your place..

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  25. Aww. they look so sweet :) belated halloween wishes :)

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  26. cookies look so cute n delicious, sure kids delight..

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  27. OMG...all the cookies are very tempting and cute...loved it..

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  28. absolutely stunning...I think its delicious..
    An award is waiting for you..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  29. Those cookies are colourful and scrumptious! Yum!

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  30. wow Sravs, those cookies r perfectly done and luks so good. Seems like a lot of fun on Halloween day. Thank a lot for stopping by space and following me, I'm ur new follower. U have got a wonderful space....

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  31. Looks so cute ...nice idea and presentation

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  32. That luks awesome..great job dear!

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  33. Hi,

    I'm hosting a giveaway @ my place.
    Please see the link for more detials
    http://thesaji.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogoversary-giveaway.html

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  34. Nicely decorated cookies .. Thx for linking to the Halloween event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Bake Fest
    Event: Dish it Out - Soy and Tomatoes

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  35. Definitely a kids' delight! those fake scorpions r scary! ;) Lovely cookies...great effort:)
    TastyVegCooking

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  36. what a nice kiddo affair....lovely decoration
    do send your entries to the event
    Bake with your heart

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  37. They look so cute...perfect with the Halloween theme.& glad to find eggless version of Royal Icing.
    Thanks a lot for linking with Decorating Challenge-Buttercream Icing

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  38. sorry,event is 'Decorating Challenge-Royal icing',I made a mistake in above comment...

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