Halloween Treat! Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe
Having a Halloween party or just want a fun treat to make with the kids?
Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year and it’s not just because of the treats (although it’s a small part of it). We love all the decorating and seeing costumes and kids and adults alike having fun. What other time of the year can you see the creativity that comes out of all the costume ideas involving little kids to adults? We have several houses in our neighborhood too that go all out with the decorating and that in itself is a fun event to go and check them all out.
Whether you love Halloween or not this recipe is still fun for everyone and it’s a tasty treat too! Now on to the Bat Cave I mean Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe 🙂
- 1½ cups Butter (room temperature)
- 3 cups Sugar
- 2 tbsp. Greek Yogurt
- 1½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1½ tsp. Almond Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 3½ cups Flour
- 1½ tsp. Baking Soda
- 1½ tsp. Baking Powder
- ½ tsp. Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together for a few minutes at medium speed using paddle.
- Add Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and almond extract to butter and sugar mixture in mixer (you can use a hand mixer, but I recommend the Cuisinart mixer). Cream together for 1 to 2 minutes at medium speed.
- Add eggs to mixture and beat together for about 3 minutes.
- Combine dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Slowly add dry mixture to mixer on low speed until all ingredients are evenly combined.
- Scoop mixture into medium mixing bowl. Seal and place in refrigerator overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator. Scoop out one fist-sized ball at a time and place onto parchment paper. Knead with hands. Sprinkle flour onto rolling pin and dough as needed to avoid sticking. Use rolling pin to flatten dough evenly. Using the bat fondant/cookie cutter press, begin to cut each shape into the dough as many times as possible. Do NOT press down on spring button.
- Place all of the bat cookies onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes per batch. Remove from oven. Let cool for approximately 5 minutes.
- Knead white fondant in hands for a few minutes. Add a few toothpick dabs of black icing color. Knead fondant with your hands until color is completely blended. Use fondant roller or regular rolling pin to flatten into a thin layer. Using the bat fondant/cookie cutter presses, begin to cut as many bats as possible from the fondant. Be sure to press down on the spring button when cutting each shape, this will create 3-dimensional detailing and indentations for your bats.
- Using the blood red sparkle gel, fill the eye indentations with red dots. Add fondant bat cutouts to each cookie and press down gently to secure.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tools/Decoration Cake Boss Bat Fondant/Cookie Cutter Press Wilton White Vanilla Fondant Wilton Black Icing Color Wilton Blood Red Sparkle Gel
Of course if you want to do something else besides bats you can as long as you have the cookie cutters for different shapes. You will need to change the colors too as appropriate, there’s lots of fun to be had with these. I personally like the bats, it’s just so Halloween and the kids always get such a kick out of them.
In my opinion you can’t go wrong with sugar cookies or any cookies for that matter but sugar cookies are great for making all sorts of fun shapes.
Now who is dressing up for Halloween? Who has kids going out trick or treating or are there some fun Halloween parties happening this year? My daughter turns 14 this month so I’m not sure what she’s doing, it will be the first year that Halloween is up in the air. I still intend to decorate and check out all the local houses who go all spooky for the occasion! After all mom is allowed to enjoy Halloween too right?
Feel free to share any recipes or Halloween decorating ideas we love to read them!