Monday, August 22, 2011

Halloween Cookies --NO cutter required!

I have been wanting to make Halloween cookies for way longer than is culturally acceptable this year. I'm still not completely sure that it is, in fact, okay yet. But I have two excuses. And I'm just going to pretend that they are both valid reasons for messing up the seasonal continuum by forcing fall holidays to be celebrated during Beach Season.

1) It dropped about 10 degrees here and all the humidity in the entire country went to Japan. Or somewhere else that is decidedly NOT here. So, you know, it's basically fall in Korea now.

2) Umm, this is a little embarrassing to admit, but I noticed on Pinterest that someone had pinned some Halloween cookies I made a long time ago. Like, a LONG, LONG time ago. Pretty much the second set of cookies I ever made. And THEN about 14 or 20 people re-pinned those cookies. So that pretty much sealed the deal for me. Because it's like how my mom always used to tell me to change my underwear in case I got hit by a car. (Because then somehow everyone would KNOW.) I mean, what if I get cookie decorating amnesia tomorrow and NEVER make another cookie? Then everyone would wonder how often I change my underwear. I mean... those cookies would be the last thing they remember about me. And I can't take that kind of stress. So....Halloween cookies in August it is. Take that world.

And the best part about these cookies is that you don't have to have any cookie cutters. AND... I have a tutorial planned for each of them. Just to make up for talking about underwear. Because that's probably worse than making Halloween cookies so early.


Get all the tutorials here --

Frankenstein and Monster Cookies

Mummy and Cat Cookies

Candy Corn, Pumpkins, and Vampire Cookies 


NEED MORE?





 Recipe for chocolate cookies that won't spread in the oven.









Royal Icing recipe using powdered egg whites




If you decide you DO want to use cutters... these are by far my favorite square cutters.

35 comments:

Sugary Flower said...

These are so awesome! Love them.

Elizabeth @ Lone Stars And Stripes said...

Fantabulous! I love the ghosts and kitties the most ... oh, and the candy corn ... yeah, and the Frankensteins -- love 'em all!

Monica Portmann said...

They look so cute...and it is a great idea for me, who can`t find cookie cutters that easy.
Hugs from Switzerland!

Susie said...

Once again you made me smile....here is my confession. I bought a Christmas ornament last week. I know, but I was afraid it'd be sold out byDecember!....I think these are great...I can't wait for fall!!!!

sweeteatscakes said...

Love it! I can't wait for Halloween to get here! One of my favorite holidays!

Michelle said...

I totally love these and I will absolutely be making them for my girlies this year!!! I can't wait for the tutorial!

Jenny said...

These are the greatest.

Glora said...

Oh my goodness, you are hilarious! And better than that you are an amazingly talented lady. These are perfect, beautiful and yummy looking! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

Sue said...

Thanks for starting my day with a laugh and a smile! Love the adorable Halloween cookies!

Nurainie said...

Cool!!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Great Idea!

Kenni said...

These are adorable! I can't wait for the tutorials!

Glory said...

Haha I know how you feel. I have a window decorating idea I'm really excited about and want to start NOW.

"Doing it for my blog" is going to be my excuse for doing it early. Which means the neighbors get to see it for an extra few weeks. Haha!

I'm restraining myself 'till kiddo start's school (8 days and counting)

Yay Halloween Goodies!

Nisson Family said...

I love these cookies! I love that they are all square, they seem to blend so well together. Not sure if that makes sense. lol :) Very cute. I love the little purple monster and the Mummies.

Great job as always!
Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Fantastic, even for a COOKIE DUMBBELL like moi....LOVE THEM.

Bernice said...

Me encantan, en verdad me encantan! Thank you for sharing.

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Such fun Hallowe'en cookies and your are never too early when inspiring others. Looking forward to your tutorials.

P.S. My Mom always said the same...about the clean underwear I mean.

bellacakes said...

These are soooo great! Hey, the decorations are already in the stores so why not Halloween cookies in August??? :) Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try them!

Charlene Austin said...

I am so pinning these right now! Hee.

SweetSugarBelle said...

G you made my DAY with these...but you pretty much always do that! THEY ARE GREAT!

Anne said...

Love these!

Oh Sugar Events said...

Love these. You've got me inspired now! And I love your writing :) You crack me up! Thanks for the laugh and the kick in the arse to get in the spirit!

Anita said...

What can I say, what can I say? Just so you know, in case you don't already, these cookies are ALL over Pinterest. You be a Pinterest celeb today!

cookies and cups said...

love these! bring on halloween :)

Patricia O'Flaherty said...

Thanks for sharing! These are spooktacular!! Fab!

The Cookie Corner said...

Love! Love! Love! The square cookies seem like the wa to go!

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Great! super love it.

Christine said...

I just changed out my pin to this post. The new and improved Halloween cookie version :D

Sherrene said...

Love these! So cute and creative!

Katie said...

The cookies are great, the commentary may be greater....the jury is still out.

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

These are too cute! You did a fantastic job!!
I also wanted to let you know I featured them on my blog today. Feel free to grab a button :)
http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff_25.html

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your halloween cookies. Please post the tutorial. Thank you. Kathy

LilaLoa said...

Kathy -- You're in luck! I have posted the tutorials. Here are the links to the tutorial posts --

http://lilaloa.blogspot.com/2011/08/candy-corn-pumpkins-and-vampire-cookies.html

http://lilaloa.blogspot.com/2011/08/mummy-and-cat-cookies.html

http://lilaloa.blogspot.com/2011/08/frankenstein-and-monster-cookie.html

Happy Baking!!

Michelle @ MakeMeCake.me said...

I absolutely love this square cookie series! Multi-tasking cutters at their finest!

greenpalm said...

This is so much fun. I have been making Halloween costumes for my daughter's insulin pumps, which are little pods, all month long. Basically, it's the same idea as these cookies. Each pod has the same shape, but by decorating it differently, I can make them look like different characters.

Some of my pod costumes, and these square cookies of yours are astonishingly similar!

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