Are you planning to prepare some treats for your kids this coming Halloween but don’t know where to start? If that’s the case, you may want to make some Halloween cookies for them.
Don’t have any idea how to bake some cookies? We got you!
In today’s post, we will show you how to make Halloween cookies for kids that they will surely love and enjoy. Trust us, once they taste your cookies, they will ask you to make more, even if it’s not Halloween season.
So, if you’re ready, let’s get started.
What You Will Need
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Soda
- Chocolate chips (optional)
How To Make Halloween Cookies For Kids
Here’s a step-by-step guide you can follow when making Halloween cookies for kids.
Step 1: Preheat Your Oven
Before baking the cookies, make sure the oven is fully preheated. If you place the cookies before the oven reaches its maximum temperature, it will result in longer baking hours. Also, the butter in the dough will have more time to spread out and melt, and you might end up with flat and thin cookies.
Ideally, preheat your oven 180-degree Celsius or 350-degree Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Mix All Dry Ingredients
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients, such as baking soda and flour. Keep on whisking until they are completely combined.
Step 3: Cream All The Wet Ingredients
In a separate bowl, place the vanilla, egg, butter, and sugar. Beat until all the ingredients are mixed ad, and the mixture is fluffy and light.
Step 4: Mix the Dry and Wet Ingredients
Mix the flour mixture in the bowl of wet ingredients. Then using a long-handled spoon, stir the batter for a couple of minutes or until specks of white flour are no longer visible.
You can also add some chocolate chips for extra flavor. But if you prefer a plain cookie so that you can easily design it afterward, you can opt not to add this ingredient.
Step 5: Place the Dough On A Baking Sheet
Using a small ice cream scoop or a spoon, place an even amount of cookie dough on the baking sheet. In addition, make sure to space them one to two inches apart so that the cookies will have room to spread.
To ensure that the cookies will not stick to the baking sheet, you can line it with parchment paper before you place the cookies on it.
Step 6: Flatten The Cookies
For this, you can simply use the bottom of a clean glass to press the cookie to make it flat. Then you can sprinkle the cookies with sugar if you want to achieve a crunchy and soft finish.
Step 7: Bake The Cookies
Place the cookie sheet in your oven and then bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown on top whereas the edges are slightly crisp.
Step 8: Remove The Cookies From The Oven
Place the cookies on a plate or cooling rack and let them cool.
Step 9: Decorate the Halloween Cookies
Now that the cookies are completely baked, it’s time to design the cookies.
When designing, you can invest in a Halloween cookie cutter designer to make the process a lot easier.
You can also use royal icing, but make sure to prepare the colors needed for the Halloween designs you are planning to make. In fact, with royal icing, you can decorate even the most intricate designs.
On the other hand, when designing your cookies, make sure to allow the kids to join in. There’s nothing like having decorating parties. Include a lot of sprinkles, googly eyes, and jimmies. It is one of the best ways to share time with your children while teaching them a bit of cooking.
When it comes to Halloween cookie ideas, no worries because there are lots of options where you can choose from.
Additional Baking Tips
Use the freshest ingredients
Keep your cookie dough chilled in between baking batches of Halloween cookies
Measure the ingredients properly
Don’t use substitute fats. If the recipe requires you to utilize butter, then use butter.
Large eggs are the standard size of eggs used in baking.
If possible, consider resting your dough in the fridge for one to three days to improve the texture and flavor of the cookies. This will allow the flour to absorb the moisture in though while allowing the flavor to develop.
Making your kids happy and entertained this coming Halloween doesn’t have to be difficult. By making some cookies that are Halloween-inspired, we can assure you that this would be one of the most unforgettable Halloween parties in their entire lives.
Do you find this article fun and helpful? If so, what are your thoughts about it?
Also, don’t forget to share some of the cookies you baked in the comment section below so that other people will see them too.
Thank you for reading. Happy Baking and, of course, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
About The Author
Nancy is editor in chief at Cooky Mom, a foodie blog that aims to help modern moms to prepare and enjoy exquisite meals. A mother of two small boys and a food blogger at the same time, she balances between her passion and her biggest joy in life.