I tried designing a version of a haunted house that takes only a few steps to decorate, but also carried enough character to put anyone in the Halloween spirit.
Haunted House Cookie Cutter
The haunted house cookie will fit in these great 4″x4″ gift boxes if you would like to present them as a single party favor to guests.
I provided a downloadable template for the all the Halloween design ideas this season. In the template file, I’ve included designs for the haunted house, as well as the ghosts, the pumpkin, the candycorn, and the basic witch cookies.
You can download the haunted house and the other Halloween cookie templates HERE.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
To decorate these cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
Yellow flood royal icing (I used Americolor Egg Yellow.)
Light Purple outline icing (I mixed Americolor Regal Purple a touch of Super Black.)
With yellow flood icing and a food-only paintbrush, paint the middle and bottom area of the haunted house, as shown below. Let the icing dry.
For those without a projector, etch guidelines where the window areas should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a scribe to etch the guideline in the yellow icing.
(Note: I used a scribe instead of a food marker because I didn’t want the marker lines to be visible. If you happen to have a yellow food marker, that might be a nice discreet alternative, as well.)
Next, with outline icing, outline around the windows and around the edge of the cookie. Then flood the house section will flood icing. Be careful as you flood around the intricate windows. Let this icing dry completely before moving on.
The last step is to add the detailed outlines with the light purple icing. Because the line details are intricate and kinda close together, I used #1 PME tip.
I started with the center house detail, then worked my way around the sides.
The steps above are demonstrated in the time-lapsed video below.
One more thing, these haunted house gift tags made by OwlHouse.Co are perfect for adding an extra special touch to your Halloween gift set.
I hope everyone is excited about Halloween as I am!