Halloween is upon us! 🙂 It’s rainy, windy and just plain BLAH here in my neck of the woods. There’s even been the threat of tornadoes (yikes) to the west of us, so I’m really glad I had some beautiful princesses to brighten up this gloomy Halloween.
We really can’t celebrate a holiday in this house without sugar cookie cutouts. I’m going to be honest with you, I tried a new recipe, and it SUCKS! 😛 The butter/sugar ratio definitely needs some tweaking, and even though these cookies oozed all over, I managed to save a few for decorating by using my old standby trick (pop the cutouts in the freezer) to help them hold their shape while baking. But what’s a girl to do? I’ve got two princesses expecting cookies, so ya gotta make the best of it, right? Pssst, they still tasted amazing, so it wasn’t a total bust! 😉
Sooooo, since I do not have a cookie recipe to share with you, I’ll show you how I frosted them instead. I used my favorite buttercream frosting recipe and some homemade sanding sugar to decorate a few pumpkins and apples, perfect for my little Cinderella and Snow White to munch on while they wait for their princes to come…..
Orange Sanding Sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
4 drops red food coloring, 4 drops yellow food coloring
Red Sanding Sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
8 drops red food coloring
Place sugar and food coloring in a small bowl. Mix with a spoon. It’s take a bit of elbow grease to get it completely mixed, but it’s way cheaper than the store bought sugar sprinkles, and has a finer texture.
Color your frosting the desired colors of orange and red. Use my handy dandy piping method of placing a zippered sandwich bag in a coffee mug, scooping in the frosting, squeezing out the air, and snipping off one corner. Voila, you have a cheap piping bag that can go right in the trash after decorating. So easy!
Now the fun part: DECORATING! 😀
Repeat these steps with the apple cookies.
Voila! Yep, I used ‘voila’ twice in the same blog post. I’m tired and it’s Halloween, deal with it! 😉 Some shimmery, delicious pumpkin and apple cookies fit for princesses, goblins, ghosts, witches and Miley Cyrus twerking trick or treaters everywhere! 😛 Just wanted to see if you were paying attention on that last one! LOL
Happy Halloween from Pearls + Girls!