Bats, Pumpkins, jack-o-lanters, and spider webs. Spooky!

Halloween Cookies

It might be a bit early for most people to celebrate Halloween, but the camp I work at had a theme day, so of course I brought cookies to help everyone get into the mood. I ended up making about 90 cookies and they were gone about 20 minutes after I left the box in the staff lounge.

I love how these cookies worked so well together as a set. Seeing them all together on the plate just made me so happy!

How could I resist making goofy faces on all the jack-o-lanterns?

Boo!

The spiderwebs were made by piping the spider blobs on top of (mostly) dry marbled royal icing.

I had so much fun with the evil bat faces.

I never thought a spider would look so cute!

Patriotic 4th of July red white and blue sugar cookies

4th of July Cookies

Alright, I admit. I went a little crazy with these. I got home from work at 4:30, started these right away, and worked through dinner until 10:30 at night. What? You mean that doesn’t happen to everyone? But they were so much fun! Just about ever cookie is unique. I decorated with dragees, piping, and marbling techniques. Take a look at how I did the cookies with the marbling:

Immediately after outlining, then flooding the cookie, I piped circles of color onto the cookie. I tapped it against the table a few times to make it settle, then immediately dragged a toothpick in the direction I wanted. Ta da! This method is very forgiving and quite a bit of fun to do because of the endless possibilities.

Anyways, lots of stars and stripes.

Tons of swirls

And, of course, lots of red white and blue!