How to Make Fang Decorated Halloween Cookies
Our friend and brand ambassador Bridget Edwards from Bake at 350 conjured up a decorated cookie recipe perfect for Halloween spiders, snakes and werewolves. Fang decorated Halloween cookies make a spooktacular gift and are sure to add a sweet bite of fun to any party.
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Love at first bite! These vampire fang cookies are spooky and sweet with candy corn fangs.
That lip-shaped cookie cutter you bought for Valentine’s Day will do double-duty for Halloween. Whether you have the shape with the center that is hollow or filled, either will work just fine.
You’ll only need three colors of icing, two if you have the cutter with the open center. While you can skip the white detail on the lips, that little swipe of icing adds just the right touch of dimension. I recommend adding it.
These sweet little fang cookies are just the treat for Halloween parties – or as a special October dessert for the dentist!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- One recipe Dixie Crystals Classic Sugar Cookies
- One recipe Dixie Crystals Royal Icing
- Lip-shaped cookie cutter
- Gel Paste food coloring: black, red, white
- Black sanding sugar
- Small offset spatula
- Icing bags (2)
- Icing tips, #2
- Squeeze bottle
- Candy corn
Roll the dough to 1/4 to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut into lip shapes and bake. Cool completely.
Make the royal icing and divide into three bowls: two small, one medium. Tint the icing in the small bowls black and white. Tint the remaining icing red. Cover each bowl with plastic wrap pressed onto the icing to prevent crusting.
If using a cookie shape where the center of the lips is not cut out, swipe a small amount of black icing onto the center of each cookie. Use the offset spatula to smooth.
Sprinkle black sanding sugar over the icing and shake off excess.
Use a #2 tip to outline the lips with red icing.
Thin the remaining red icing with water, a teaspoon or so at a time, stirring gently. Continue adding water until it is the consistency of glue. If overthinned to more of a watery consistency, stir in more sifted powdered sugar to thicken. A ribbon of icing dropped back onto itself should disappear in a count of one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two.
Cover the icing with a damp dish towel and let sit for a few minutes. Stir gently to pop any large air bubbles and transfer to a squeeze bottle.
Fill in with the thinned icing. Use a toothpick to guide to edges and pop large bubbles. Take care not to disturb the black sanding sugar below if used.
Gently place two candy corn onto the cookies for the teeth.
Let the cookies dry at least one hour. Use another #2 tip and white icing to add a white accent on the lips. Let the cookies dry uncovered overnight or at least 6-8 hours.
Be sure to tell your friends that the flavor of these fang cookies is a vampire favorite: VEIN-illa!
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