Updated on October 10th, 2016
My favorite kind of cookies are sugar cookies! I have lots of memories growing up rolling dough, cutting out the cookie shapes, and baking and frosting cookies with my grandma. It’s still a tradition we have carried forward each year for the holidays. This year, you can add to your holiday fun decorating adorable witch hats & brooms Halloween Cookies following this yummy soft sugar cookies recipe and step-by-step tutorial!
Witch Hats & Brooms Cookies
- 5 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- Witches hat and broom cookie cutters
Cream together the softened butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, then continue mixing.
Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt into the mixture until well blended.
Form a ball from the dough and wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the dough ball and put in the refrigerator overnight or 6+ hours to chill.
Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and allow to soften just a little bit. Sprinkle flour onto a wood cutting board and coat a rolling pin lightly in flour. Work some flour into the batter as you roll out the dough so that it is still tacky in texture, but doesn’t completely stick to the rolling pin. Don’t over add flour or the cookies will be stiff.
Roll out the dough and use your witches hat and broom cookie cutters to cut out your cookies. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
Homemade Royal Icing
Royal Icing Ingredients:
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- Black, green, tan, golden yellow & orange gel food coloring
For these cookies you may have to make three bowls of icing). (One bowl of icing will be divided into thirds, 1/3 will be dyed black for use for the icing of the witches hat and the other two for the broom (1/3 icing) tan for the broom stick and golden yellow(1/3 icing) for the bristles of the broom.)
Combine all ingredients, except food coloring, in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
Divide the icing to allow each to be colored for the five different food colors. Blend in several drops of food coloring to each portion of icing and mix until well blended. Spoon the icing into individual frosting bags with a #5 tip. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing down to the tip.
To Make the Witches Hat:
Outline the Witches Hat cookie cutouts in black. Allow the outlines to dry (at least 30 seconds) before filling the body of the cookie in with the thinner black icing.
After outlining all of the witches hat cookies, push the remaining icing into a bowl and add 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency. Use a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center. Allow this layer to dry for several minutes before adding the hat band and hat buckle.
Start with the hat band by outlining it in green and then filling it in. Allow the band to dry for several minutes before starting the hat buckle.
The hat buckle is a single line in a square in orange on top of the hat band.
Decorating the Brooms:
Outline the bottom half of the broom in the tan, filling it in with the thinner tan colored icing. Allow to dry for several minutes before starting on the bristles of the broom.
Outline the bristles of the broom in the golden yellow, filling it in with the thinner golden yellow colored icing. Allow to dry for several minutes before adding the bristle lines.
Punch out little circles from your extra dough to round off the serving platter, and enjoy! These adorable decorated soft sugar cookies will be a perfect addition to your Halloween parties and festivities!
Try our fun pizza cookies idea next!