Halloween Icing Cookies

Halloween Icing Cookies

Make fun Halloween cookies decorated like ghosts and Jack-O'-Lanterns with icing. I wrote the recipe for plain cookie dough.


For the cookie dough (plain):
Cake flour
200 g
90 g
60 g
Egg yolk
1 egg's worth
For the icing:
Granulated sugar
100 g
Egg white
1/2 tablespoon
Lemon juice
small amount
Cocoa powder
as needed
Red food coloring
as needed
※ For the kabocha squash dough
replace the 200 g of cake flour with 180 g cake flour and 20 g kabocha powder
※ Cocoa dough
replace the 200 g of cake flour with 180 g cake flour and 20 g cocoa powder


1. To make the cookies: Bring the butter to room temperature. Sift the dry ingredients. Put the butter in a bowl and whisk until it reaches a cream-like consistency.
2. Add the sugar and whip until the batter becomes light and fluffy.
3. Add the egg yolk and mix. Add the dry ingredients, then stir the mixture together with a rubber spatula.
4. When the dough comes together, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
5. Roll out the dough to a 3-4 mm thickness, cut out the shapes with cookie cutters of your choice, and bake in an oven for about 15 minutes at 340°F/170°C.
6. To make the icing: In a bowl, mix the sugar, egg white and lemon juice until the icing turns glossy.
7. The icing should be runny enough to drip off the end of a spoon like the consistency of slightly thick soft serve ice cream.
8. Pipe the icing on the cookies with a cake decorating bag. Allow ample time for it to dry.
9. To make the cocoa icing, dissolve cocoa powder in an equal amount of water and mix with the white icing. To make pink icing, add a small drop of red food coloring to the white icing.
10. My apologies for leaving out the recipe for plain dough when I first posted this recipe.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make cute treats for Halloween. Since I had a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, I used the icing to make Jack O' Lanterns.