How To Make Decorated Witch's Broom Halloween Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some cute and girly witch's broom Halloween decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 

Witch broom and sprinkle cauldron decorated chocolate sugar cookies

I'm not what anyone would describe as an "adrenaline junky." To be perfectly honest, I'd rather sleep an extra hour or seven than go sky diving or discovering a previously unknown underwater nation. But lately I've noticed myself inching towards increasingly risky behavior. 

Last week alone - I added a jolly rancher watermelon flavored drink packet to my soda -- TWICE. I am living the dream, I tell you. 

But that's not all. I've started gambling. 

With. My. TIME.

And all those things they say about gambling being addicting - TOTALLY TRUE. 

I've never really gambled before. Well...except one time on a cruise ship I gambled for like 7 minutes. And it really stressed me out. Like, a lot. 

But time gambling -- it feels like there is a level of skill in it all, and each week when I very nearly pull it off, I'm convinced that the . And I keep telling myself I'll win big this round. 

Here's how it works. I look at all the things I need to get done in a week. And then I figure out exactly how much time it will take me if I squish it all together with no breaks, no distractions, no kids, and no mistakes. And then I waste all the rest of my time...gambling with myself that I can pull it off. 

It's exciting and terrifying all at once!!

Especially because I'm living with the knowledge that "the house" can drop an entire school quarantine on my hand at any moment. 

Step by step cookie decorating tutorial for witch broom sugar cookies

How to make witch broom decorated sugar cookies:

Step 1. 

Pipe the band on the broom with a medium consistency purple icing and a #3 tip. Let it dry for at least 15 minutes. 

Step 2. 

With a light purple icing and a #2 tip, pipe alternating segments on the bottom of the broom. For the largest segment, I follow the curves of the left side of the cookie as I pipe down and I follow the curves on the right side of the cookie as I come back up. Like small children in the back seat on a road trip, these segments don't have to be perfect, they just need to not touch each other.  

Outline and fill the broom handle with a medium consistency brown icing and a #3 tip. 

Let dry for an hour.

Step 3.

Outline and fill the remaining two segments with the light purple icing. Be sure that you do not use a THIN icing for this...or it will crack or sink in the middle. Use your piping tip or a scribe tool to push the icing into the corners of each segment. I like to overfill the segments just a little bit to help avoid sinking as the icing settles. Let dry  for 30 minutes.

Step 4. 

Put a #1.5 tip on the brown icing and use it to pipe squiggly details on the broom handle. You can leave the cookie like this or add a royal icing transfer flower to the bottom of the broom with a dot of icing. See how I make my royal icing flower transfers here!!

See it all come together in this witch broom Halloween cookie decorating video tutorial.


Get the supplies: Broom Cutter, Cauldron Cutter, and Sprinkle Mix.

Have a 3D printer?! You can grab the STL file HERE!!

Make your own royal icing flowers with my tutorial here, or buy some premade flowers here

Add some mummy unicorns to the mix with this tutorial.

Discover four ways to make black icing -- with LESS FOOD COLORING!!

Halloween decorated chocolate sugar cookies with witch brooms and cauldrons of sprinkles

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