Learn How to Make Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies as a ghoulish Halloween treat. This is an Easy DIY Tutorial Idea. Scare up some fun! This Post is sponsored by Wilton on behalf of JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. All Opinions are 100% my own.
Do you love Halloween too? I LOVE Halloween and am so excited about all of the scary festivities. I love the costumes, the fun, spooky and silly decorations, but my most favorite is all of the treats. I definitely have a sweet tooth!
That is why I was so excited when I was asked to participate in the 13 Days of Sweet Halloween Treats using Wilton products from Jo-Ann.
Wilton offers almost everything you need to make fun Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies to give to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. I just supplied the cookie.
Here are the supplies I used to decorate my cookies:
- Wilton Jack-O-Lantern Cutter Set
- Wilton Black Cookie Icing
- Wilton Orange Cookie Icing
- Wilton Sprinkles
- Wilton Candy Eyeballs
How to Make Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
You can use any sugar cookie recipe. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 – 1/3 inch thick, used the Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Cutter Set and then carefully transfer to the baking sheet.
Bake the cookies for their recommended time, and they already look so cute and fun without any frosting. My cookies didn’t hold their shape perfectly but spread out a little. But it’s okay, they’ll be cute even though they are a little squinty and buck-toothed.
Right out of the oven the cookies were still soft enough that I was able to use the mouth and triangle shapes to re-cut them to give some that “perfect” look.
When the cookies are finally cool you can begin the fun part of decorating. The Cookie Icing is a little difficult to use until you get the hang of it. It is very important for it to be at the right temperature. If it is too hot it will be too runny, and if it is too cold it will be to thick to deal with. Once I got that figured out I was good to go. The first step is to outline the cookie with the Cookie Icing.
Add more frosting inside the lines on the cookie and spread it out using the back of a spoon. The Cookie Icing dries flat with a bit of sheen to make your cookies look beautiful. I do wish that the Cookie Icing had a bit more of a frosting flavor to it, it is not very sweet tasting.
When the pumpkin is filled, the next step is to add the candy eyeballs.
Let the cookies sit overnight because it does take a little while for the frosting to set. This is what one of the cookies look like all complete.
Now, I can’t just hand someone a cookie! No! That just wouldn’t do. So I took some clear cellophane bags, ribbon, twine and stickers and made some quick Halloween tags.
Tied them up all cute, and now they are ready to give away!
What yummy treat are you going to make for Halloween? Share and leave a comment below!
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