How to Make Cookies with Edible Images {Halloween Party Idea}

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A perfect Halloween idea for kids, pet-lovers, or anyone with a sweet tooth, these dog “Howl-oween” cookies are deceivingly easy to make, with just a few simple instructions.

Our newest “fun food” contributor, Marian from Sweetopia, shows you how to make these adorable cookies using the latest “Happy Howl-oween” free party printable designs. Just in time for your Halloween Parties!

To make these, you’ll need a cookie of your choice, such gingerbread or sugar cookies.

 You’ll also need:

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Making Your Howl-oween Cookies

Once you’ve made your cookies & made your royal icing, you’re ready to decorate:

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Step 1: Outline cookie with white royal icing using a #3 piping tip.

Step 2: Fill in or flood your cookie using the same piping tip and icing.

You can outline and fill in right away, or do all your outlines first, then go back and flood the cookie.

Here’s a little secret – I don’t worry about how neat my edges are too much because I know I’m going to cover them with an icing border.

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Step 3: Let your icing dry (12-24 hours).  The best way to see if they’re completely dry is to put an extra cookie aside which you can test by biting into the cookie or pressing with the tip of your finger.   

*{Note: You can apply the wafer paper or frosting sheets to wet icing as well.  This method is quicker and not as sticky, however, sometimes the edges curl up a bit.  Buuut, if you’re doing a nice thick icing border that may cover the curling up}.

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Step 4: Cut the edible ink image out and place in a ziplock bag to prevent drying out.

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Step 5: With a paintbrush only used for this purpose, apply a thin layer of clear corn syrup to the surface of the dry icing.

Step 6: Peel the backing from the frosting sheet and place the Halloween image onto the cookie.

Step 7: Adhere image to cookie by gently pressing from the center and outwards.

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Step 8: Use the #2 tip and royal icing to pipe a border around the cookie. This cleans up the edges a bit.

Step 9: Sprinkle sanding sugar in the color of your choice over the wet icing.

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That’s it!  Serve the cookies as is, or let them dry and package in a cellophane bag tied with ribbon.

Have fun decorating!

:) Marian

About Marian Poirier

Marian is a talented baker and Culinary Arts teacher who blogs at Sweetopia, sharing fabulous how-to's and recipes inspired by her sugar art passion. Also find her on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Comments

  1. how awesome are these??? i had no idea you could do that! wow. so fun!

  2. Thanks for your comments guys!

  3. Super cute idea, and it looks so easy!

  4. I love these! I’ve spent a good part of today hunting for an edible printer, paper, etc so I can try it! :) It opens a whole side world of possibilities! Thank you!

  5. Love this cookies and printing the image is brilliant!

  6. Thanks Marian! I love seeing my designs on cookies. These are so easy, even I can make them. Yay! I can’t wait to try this.

  7. what a great idea! would be great fun to do at a slumber party of kids!

  8. Cathie Schafer says:

    Where did you get the cool circle cutter? Does it do more than one size?
    Love the cookies and your ideas! Thanks, Cathie

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