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Frosted Cookies Halloween Ghosts

Frosted Cookies Halloween Ghosts

Frosted cookies shaped like Halloween ghosts. The only food coloring you need is black, so it's easy! It's so fun to decorate these cookies.

Ingredients: 80 cookies

For the cookies:
Cake flour
400 g
Granulated sugar
180 g
Unsalted butter
200 g
Vanilla extract
to taste
Egg
1
For the icing:
Powdered sugar
200 g
Dried egg white powder
5 g
Water
30 g
Food coloring (black)
as needed
Decorations:
Silver dragées
as needed
Star shaped sugar decorations
as needed

Steps

1. For the cookies:
2. Cream the unsalted butter.
3. Add granulated sugar, vanilla extract and egg to the butter and mix well.
4. Add cake flour in several batches, stirring well after each addition, then knead by hand.
5. Divide the kneaded cookie dough into 5 to 6 pieces.
6. Chill the dough for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
7. Roll the dough out about 5mm thick, and cut out with a cookie cutter.
8. Bake in a 340°F/170°C oven for about 10 minutes.
9. For the icing:
10. Mix the dried egg white powder and water and let sit for 30 minutes.
11. In the meantime, sift the powdered sugar.
12. Add the sifted powdered sugar to the egg white liquid, and mix until shiny.
13. Put the icing in a piping bag, and draw an outline around the edges of each cookie.
14. Wait until the outlines have totally dried.
15. Add water to the remaining icing to soften.
16. Pipe in the softened icing inside the outlines to fill them in.
17. Wait until the icing has dried thoroughly.
18. Mix the black food coloring in the icing.
19. Add a tiny bit of water to the icing, so that's it's a consistency that's easy to draw with.
20. Draw the faces on, with the piping bag held perpendicular to the cookie surface.
21. Apply the decorations:
22. Stick on the decorations before the icing dries.
23. Here's how the cookies look.
24. A close up view.

Story Behind this Recipe

I adapted the cookie recipe from one in a cookbook called "DIA Collection's Frosted Cookie Decoration Recipe."
I think that this only needs black icing instead of several colors, which simplifies the recipe.