As a kid, Halloween was a candy holiday for sure. We would spend weeks deciding what we wanted to be, and then creating our costumes. As adults, we still love candy and dressing up for costume parties. Thankfully, all the nostalgic candy options are still available from chocolate bars to gummy candies. Although, I will never understand what is “fun” about fun-size candy bars. Since we are bakers, we like to make cookies for Halloween. We created Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats cookies for this year’s parties. Create glow in the dark pumpkins and spooky cats and bats that are sure to be a hit for the young and (cough, cough) older generation as well.

Supplies needed for Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats Cookies:

Supplies for Halloween pumpkins, bats and cats cookies

Pumpkin Cookie

Use a paint brush to apply white royal icing around the center of the cookie
Draw the outline of a pumpkin face
Outline the pumpkin and flood cookie with black icing avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth, allow cookie to dry
Paint the eyes, nose and mouth with yellow gel paste food color solution diluted with vodka, ever clear or lemon juice
Glow in the dark pumpkin for Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats Cookies
Next, outline the edges of the eyes, nose and mouth with orange gel paste food color solution
Pumpkins for Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats Cookies

Bat Cookie

Outline the bat body and wings
Flood the wings with black icing and allow to dry for 10 minutes
Flood the body
Outline the bat wings and add vein lines
Beady eyed bats for Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats Cookies
Add eyeballs
Bats for Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats Cookies

Cat Cookie

Outline the cat leaving room for a curly tail
Flood the body of the cat with black icing
Spooky cats for Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats Cookies
Add eyeballs
Cats for Halloween Pumpkins, Bats and Cats Cookies
Watch this video to see the complete process of decorating Halloween pumpkins, bats and cats cookies: