I’m not sure if these are spooky or super cute mummy Halloween cookies! They’re so easy to make that my nine year old daughter and her friend made them all on their own!
I always joke that whenever Little One has friends over for a play date or a sleepover, the parents should know that their kids will be bringing home something that they’ve made (Ugh! Like SLIME!) or baked (like these Halloween cookies). I must be a glutton for punishment, because I absolutely cannot stand mess, yet I continually let Little One create in the kitchen. Whether it’s science experiments gone awry or edible kitchen concoctions, I’ve resolved to not hold her back when it comes to creating. She’s getting better at cleaning up her work station. Now, if only she would be as diligent with keeping her room tidy!
Anyway, Little One and her friend wanted to make Halloween cookies. We have a simple cookie recipe that is easily adaptable for any occasion. As long as you have cool embellishments, these cookies can be great for baby showers, birthday parties, Christmas, Easter, and yes…Halloween.
These Spooky Mummy Halloween Cookies are so easy to make that Little One and her friend made them without my help. Not bad for two nine year old kids if I do say so myself!
- ½ cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Buttercream frosting (3 cups confectioners' sugar, ⅓ cup butter, 1½ tsp vanilla, 2 Tbsp milk)
- 1½ cups Melted chocolate chips
- Crushed Oreo cookies
- Candy Googly eyes
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients and combine well.
- Drop teaspoon of batter 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. We use a silpat mat on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Do not over-bake the cookies. Cool on rack before decorating.
- To decorate, melt chocolate chips (and a pat of butter) in microwave-safe bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals, mixing to make smooth. Once chocolate is melted, dip cooled cookie facedown in chocolate. Shake off excess, and dip in crushed Oreos.
- Put icing in piping bag (we used a plastic sandwich bag and cut off the tip of one corner) and pipe the icing to look like the bandage of a Mummy. Add two candy Googly eyes.
- Repeat with the remaining cookies, and you're done!
The girls know that they need to cream the wet ingredients together and then mix in the dry, and combine everything until smooth.
I’m pretty sure that their favourite part is decorating the cookies!
I’m so glad they can make these all on their own, but it’s yet another sign that the girls are growing up fast! They no longer need me!
They decided to be even more creative and their edible creations were not limited to Mummy Halloween Cookies.
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If you’ve got a Halloween party or a class party coming up, try making these! Easy. Quick. Super cute. Do you have any favourite Halloween cookies you like to bake?