We are getting in the Halloween spirit here at the Bakery! We made a fun video of our fantastic decorators creating some delicious and downright spooky Halloween cookies!
Here is a short recipe for recreating the Mummy eye cookies at home!
1 dozen 4” hard cookies that don’t crumble (Sugar, shortbread or gingerbread cookies work well)
White chocolate chips
Buttercream (either store bought or homemade)
4 sticks non-salted, softened sweet cream butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2-3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Piping bags with cupler and ring
48 and 6 tip for piping bags
Various icing colors or food coloring for your buttercream
Begin with your 4” cookies, either store bought or homemade. Sugar, shortbread or gingerbread cookies are good options as they are hard and won’t crumble easily.
Heat white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave to melt. If you are melting the chocolate in the microwave, be sure to stop the microwave every 10-15 seconds to stir. Continue starting and stopping until the chocolate is fully melted.
Dip one side of the cookie in the melted chocolate. Set aside for 5-10 minutes while the chocolate hardens on the cookie.
Once the cookie is dry, you’ll need buttercream icing. You can purchase this, or you can follow this simple recipe to make your own: Blend your butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar together, until you get swift peaks, but make sure the buttercream isn’t too soft and airy. Purchase food coloring in a few colors of your choosing, or purchase icing in various colors. For our cookies, we white, black, yellow and 2 shades of green icing.
To actually decorate your cookies, you’ll need piping bags. If you’d prefer to use Ziploc bags and cut a hole in one of the corners, you can, but the easiest route is to purchase piping bags which should come with the cupler and ring, as well as 48 and 6 tips, from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.
Now it’s time to decorate! You’ll begin with the eyeball. Make sure your first icing color (we use yellow) is in a piping bag with no tip attached. Create a large, raised circle in the center of the cookie.
Now, use the 6 tip for your next icing color (we use lime green). You’ll now create a smaller circle on top of your yellow circle.
Finally, create your smallest dot, still using the 6 tip, in the center of your lime green dot (we use black), for the eyeball. Once your eyeball is complete, it should look like a bullseye in the middle of your cookie.
Now it’s time to create your mummy tape! Put the 48 tip on your piping back with white icing. Begin creating strips by beginning at one end of the cookie and dragging the icing all the way to the other end. Be sure to cover the top and bottom of the eye, so the “eyelids” are covered up and the eye doesn’t sit right on top of the cookie. Continue creating lines with the icing until the eye is peaking out of a fully mummified cookie.