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Growing up, Halloween was my favorite day of the year. Like any child, I looked forward to staying up later than usual on a school night, dressing up as something I planned, and counting my candy when I got home. Each year the anticipation and excitement of this eventful holiday built so much, and each year I had the most amazing evening. Until I stopped trick-or-treating, this holiday was my absolute favorite. Now as an adult, I live vicariously through my dressed-up students and enjoy each Halloween night watching scary movies on my couch. Making cookies to celebrate this holiday brought back so many Halloween memories that somehow stopped when I grew older. These Halloween bat cookies gave us such nostalgia and brought us some Halloween magic as we made them together.




Halloween bat cookies

When coming up with the idea, we knew that we wanted to make some sort of simple cookie. We came up with what seemed like thirty different ideas. Each of them quickly got vetoed as we realized that they sounded much too complicated. It was not until we were strolling the isles of the store that we finally decided on making some sort of bat. After purchasing a small bat cookie cutter and some black fondant, we finally made some sort of progress. When we got home, I remembered our circle cookie cutter and went to town making sugar cookie “moons”. My favorite aspect of these Halloween bat cookies is that the idea came from last minute items and things we found in our home.




Halloween bat cookies




No matter how old you are, making cookies is one of life’s greatest treats! The eagerness paired with sweet aromas coming from the oven, makes baking cookies an incredible experience. Add in the celebration of Halloween, and you have got yourself a fun time. I can imagine kids having a wonderful time frosting the cookies, cutting out the bats and choosing how many to put on each one. Even as a big kid, these cookies were a whole lot of fun to make. The best part is, they are incredibly easy and look much better than the effort put in. Enjoy making these cookies and I hope they bring you some Halloween magic.




Halloween bat cookies




 

Halloween Bat Cookies

Halloween Bat Cookies

Ingredients

  • For the Cookies
  • 2 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 stick of Butter, melted
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • For the Buttercream Frosting
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Milk
  • For the Bats
  • 1 container of Black Fondant (we found this in the cake decorating isle of Walmart)

Instructions

  1. For the cookies, preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until it becomes smooth in texture. Add the egg and vanilla to the same bowl and beat the egg.
  2. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until dough is softened. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin and a floured surface. Cut out circles from the dough using a cookie cutter (the opening of a glass could also work) and place spread apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Make sure to fully let cool before adding the frosting.
  4. For the frosting, use an electric mixer to blend the powdered sugar and butter in a medium sized bowl. Add the milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  5. For the bats, read the instructions of the fondant to properly heat the container (we put ours in the microwave for just 10 seconds). Roll out the fondant and cut out the bats.
  6. Frost the cookies and place a few bats on each one. Enjoy!
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