Who can resist these adorable and tasty Frankenstein Cookies for Halloween! From scratch sugar cookies recipe with easy to follow decorating instructions!
Frankenstein Cookies for Halloween
Who doesn’t love sugar cookies? Particularly sugar cookies shaped like Frankenstein’s monster for Halloween, oh my gosh, aren’t they the cutest! These fun green-tinted Frankenstein sugar cookies not only taste delicious but look ridiculously adorable, too! This fun, non-scary Halloween recipe for a Halloween party is perfect for littles ones to enjoy! Easy to make for any Halloween parties, class parties, and other Halloween-themed get togethers!
Easy and Simple Frankenstein Cookies Recipe for Halloween
Using our easy-to-make and easy-to-duplicate from-scratch sugar cookie recipe, these Frankenstein Cookies are a breeze to make and easy to get the kids involved! Homemade Halloween treats like this are just so special, you know? Memories are made with your kids in the kitchen when creating recipes just like this one! This recipe pairs perfectly well with our other Halloween recipes, like our Frankenstein Cupcakes, Spider Cupcakes, or our huge list of 25 awesome Halloween recipes you can’t miss!
Halloween Frankenstein Cookies Recipe
These monstrously good cookies are just begging you to make ’em for your next get together! If you’re attending a Halloween party and in need a dish to bring, you simply MUST make this easy Frankenstein Sugar Cookies recipe! This recipe yields about 24 or so cookies (depending upon how big you make and cut each cookie) and is easily double-able should you need more! Who wouldn’t love to snack on those adorable faces this fall?
Tips to Make From Scratch Frankenstein Sugar Cookies Recipe
You don’t need any fancy equipment to make these Frankenstein Cookies for Halloween, hallelujah! By using both ends of popular Wilton decorating tips, you can create the cut-out eyes from ready-made fondant! Be sure to have the kids join you in the kitchen for this one, it is so fun to prepare! I recommend using a Wilton decorating mat to decorate a cut onto. It makes this recipe so much easier to prepare and also helps to keep your workspace neat! I also highly encourage you use a good quality sharp knife or pizza cutter for a nice clean cut when creating with the ready-made fondant and cutting out your cookies initially, the sharper the better!
How to Make Frankenstein Cookies for Halloween
To make these incredibly adorably made Frankenstein Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
- Softened butter
- Granulated sugar
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Kelly green gel food coloring
- White fondant
- Black fondant
- Black decorating frosting
You will also need the following tools and equipment:
- Mixing bowl set
- Plastic wrap
- Rolling pin
- Sharp knife or pizza cutter
- Baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- Wilton decorating mat
- Wire cooling rack
- Wilton tip #12
- Wilton tip #3
- Wilton tip #233
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. To prepare the adoooorable cookies, cream together your stick of butter, sugar, and egg in a large mixing bowl.
In a smaller mixing bowl, sift together the all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together well. Your cookie dough will start to form!
As the cookie dough starts to take shape, add in the Kelly green gel food coloring. Knead with your hands until the dough is formed and completely tinted through by the food coloring. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in your refrigerator for at least one hour.
Remove dough from fridge and roll onto a floured surface (like the Wilton decorating mat) with a floured rolling pin until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut dough into squares, about 2 inches x 2 inches in size using a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool fully on a wire rack to cool completely before decorating. (Any dough that’s left over you can mash together, re-roll out, and cut more cookies until you’re out of dough.)
Roll out the white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use the base of a Wilton #12 decorating tip to cut out 30-48 white fondant circles (depending on how many cookies you’ve baked, you will need two white fondant circles per cookie). Next, roll out the black fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use the tip of Wilton #12 decorating tip to cut out 30-48 black fondant circles, also depending on how many cookies have been baked. We opted to make our own eyes here instead of using candy eyes (this way we can control how they look).
Place one black fondant circle on each white fondant circle. Dot black decorating frosting on the back of each fondant “eye” piece. Place two on each cookie.
Attach Wilton tip #3 on black decorating frosting and draw a smile on each cookie. Knead remaining black and white fondant together to blend a piece of fondant that’s grey in color. Roll out spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size. Flatten slightly. (You could also use mini chocolate chips here if you wanted to, too.)
Attach Wilton tip #233 on black decorating frosting and frost hair on each cookie.
Dot black decorating frosting on each flattened grey fondant sphere and attach one on each side of the cookie – these will act as Frankenstein’s monster’s bolts.
Serve and enjoy! Look at these freaking adorable things! Aren’t they perfect? Look at those Frankenstein faces!
What do you think? Could you pull off these easy to make Halloween Frankenstein Cookies recipe? Come back and share your creations with me! I’d love to see how you did! While you’re here, why not check out our other Halloween posts if you’re in need of further Halloween inspiration along with our other dessert recipes perfect for entertaining and parties! Don’t forget about our Frankenstein Cupcakes, too! Happy Halloween!
For the cookies:
- 1 stick butter softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- Pinch salt
- ½ tsp Kelly green gel food coloring
- 2-3 oz. white fondant
- 1-2 oz. black fondant
- Black decorating frosting
To prepare the cookies:
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and egg.
- In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix – cookie dough will start to form.
- As dough starts to take shape, add gel food coloring.
- Knead with your hands until dough is formed and completely tinted by the food coloring.
- Wrap in plastic and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Remove dough from fridge and roll with a rolling pin until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
- Cut dough into squares, about 2 inches x 2 inches in size.
- Place on a lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven (375 degrees F) for about 7-8 minutes.
- Allow to cool before decorating.
- Roll out white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
- Use the base of Wilton #12 to cut out 30-48 white fondant circles (depending on how many cookies you’ve baked – 2 white fondant circles are needed per cookie).
- Next, roll out black fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
- Use tip of Wilton #12 to cut out 30-48 black fondant circles, depending on how many cookies have been baked.
- Place one black fondant circle on each white fondant circle.
- Dot black decorating frosting on the back of each fondant “eye” piece. Place two on each cookie.
- Attach Wilton tip #3 on black decorating frosting and draw a smile on each cookie.
- Knead remaining black and white fondant together to blend a piece of fondant that’s grey in color.
- Roll out spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size. Flatten slightly.
- Dot black decorating frosting on each flattened grey fondant sphere and attach one on each side of the cookie – these will act as Frankenstein’s monster’s bolts.
- Attach Wilton tip #233 on black decorating frosting and frost hair on each cookie.