I am so excited for Halloween. There is so much about Halloween that I absolutely love. 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.
I made by favorite, go-to sugar cookie dough, and that is when the fun began. I rolled the dough out to about 1/4 - 1/3 inch thick, used the Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Cutter Set and then carefully transferred to the baking sheet.
I baked the cookies for their recommended time, and they already looked cute and fun without any frosting. The cookies didn't hold their shape perfectly, but spread out a little. I thought it was ok, I thought they were still cute even though they were 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 were finally cool (I swear it took forever!), I began the fun part of decorating. The Cookie Icing was a little difficult to use until I got 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.
I added more frosting inside the lines on the cookie and then 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 was filled with frosting to my liking, the next step was to add the candy eyeballs.
I let the cookies set overnight because it does take a little while for the frosting to harden. This is what one of the cookies look like when 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 giveaway!
Would you like to see what the other 12 bloggers came up with to celebrate the 13 Days of Halloween Treats?
Here is the schedule!
October 1st: Skip to My Lou
October 2nd: Blissful and Domestic
October 3rd: Positively Splendid
October 4th: The Crafty Blog Stalker
October 5th: The Girl Inspired
October 6th: 4 You with Love
October 7th: That’s What Che Said
October 8th: Family Ever After
October 9th: Baby Loving Mama
October10th: Sweet C’s Designs
October 11th: A Pumpkin and A Princess
October 12th: Polka Dot Chair
October 13th: I Don’t Know How She Does It
Are you getting in the Halloween mood? Here is a great coupon that you can take to Jo-Anns and save 50% any regular priced item, and it doesn't expire until October 31!
What yummy treat are you going to make for Halloween?
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