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Mummy Halloween Cookies

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Homemade mummy Halloween cookies are a delightful and spooktacular treat that combines the warmth of a lovingly baked cut-out cookie with the artistic touch of royal icing decorations. Crafted with care and creativity, these cookies are perfect for adding a festive and playful touch to your Halloween celebrations.

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The heart of these homemade mummy cookies lies in a from-scratch cut-out cookie dough. A harmonious blend of all-purpose flour, baking soda, and baking powder creates a cookie base that is both tender and flavorful. The addition of high-quality vanilla extract imparts a rich aroma and taste, elevating the overall cookie experience.

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The pièce de résistance is the royal icing decoration that brings the mummy characters to life. A smooth layer of pristine white icing serves as the backdrop, creating a blank canvas for the intricate detailing. The royal icing, made with powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water, is skillfully piped onto the cookies to emulate the distinctive bandages of a mummy. The irregular lines of icing give the appearance of wrapped cloth, adding a touch of whimsy and creativity to each cookie.

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The devil is in the details, and these mummy halloween cookies embrace it wholeheartedly. The application of the royal icing is a meticulous process, as each line contributes to the overall charm and character of the mummy. Eyes, carefully placed on the mummy’s face, add a mischievous or endearing expression, making each cookie a unique work of edible art.

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Once the royal icing has set, these homemade mummy Halloween cookies are ready to take center stage. Whether displayed on a festive platter at your Halloween gathering or individually wrapped for sharing, these cookies are a delightful and tasty embodiment of the Halloween spirit. Homemade with love and creativity, they promise to be a memorable addition to your spooky festivities.

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Mummy Halloween Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Mummy Halloween cookies are a delightful and spooktacular treat that combines the warmth of a lovingly baked cut-out cookie with the artistic touch of royal icing decorations.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Icing

  • ¾ cup Warm water
  • ⅓ cup Meringue powder
  • 1 ½ TBSP karo corn syrup
  • 32oz. Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined. Gradually add the flour and salt, mixing until the dough comes together. Form it into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out round cookies using a 6" round cookie cutter.
  4. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Let them cool completely before decorating.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water until smooth.
  6. Leave 3/4 of the icing white and ice all of the round cookies with a white icing base. Let dry until hard.
  7. Color 1/2 cup of icing lime green, another 1/2 cup aqua, and another half cup black. Add to a plastic piping bag,
  8. Using green or aqua icing, make two ovals on the white cookie for the mummy's eyes.
  9. Then, once the eyes have hardened, add a smaller oval of black icing in the center of the eye.
  10. Once the black icing has hardened, add two small white dots for the eyes.
  11. Next, take white icing and pipe strips of white over the cookie, in random directions, to make the mummy wrap.

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