Let your creativity flow in these festively creepy Day of the Dead cookies!
With Halloween just a few short days away we’ve been busy filling our bowls with candy and getting our jack o’ lanterns carved. We’ve had our fair share of pumpkin desserts and squash soup and I’m not done yet because I’ll be back next week with a super easy recipe for butternut squash ravioli (hint…we’re gonna cheat a little by using wonton wrappers). But I figured we needed to break up all the pumpkin and squash love and inject a little color. Well, a lot of color to be exact.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (and if you don’t, please do 😉) then you may have seen these Day of the Dead cookies that I posted a couple days ago. I try to post something new on social media close to every day, and a lot of those posts don’t ever make it to the blog. Well, I thought these cookies were worth sharing with you here. And not just because they took just about forever to pipe (they did), but because they were so much fun to make.
I’ve shared my recipe for cookies decorated with royal icing here and here and it’s the same one that I used for these Day of the Dead cookies. I used a skull cookie cutter and then flooded the cookies with white icing. While that layer dried, I got busy tinting the remaining icing red, blue, yellow, pink, green, purple and black. I gave them big black eyes and a rose crown and then just starting piping a bunch of dots and squiggles. No rhyme or reason really, just had a little freehand fun with it. This is one of those instances where more is more. So let loose and just have fun with it. And remember, even if you mess up, at least it’s a tasty mistake!