Raise your hand if you think Halloween is all about the candy. Sure, picking out a cute costume for yourself or your kiddos is a lot of fun but, why do we dress up in the first place? To get candy! Since this is the holiday for getting as much candy as you can, I decided to make cookies that look like Halloween candy.
There is something about the green, black, orange, yellow and purple candy wrappers that makes my heart happy. It also makes my wallet open. I have to buy it. I can’t resist. I am secretly hoping making these cookies will help me control my urge to buy all of the candy on the Wal-Mart shelves this year.
Cutters Used for Halloween Candy:
Several years ago I would have probably hand cut most of these cookies because I would have searched high and low for candy cutters. I never would have found them so, out of frustration, I would have spent hours hand cutting cookie dough. If you are like me, you don’t want to spend your decorating time hand cutting cookie doush because we all know the fun part is playing with the icing.
Thanks to great tutorial from our friend Sweet Sugar Belle, we have learned we don’t have to spend hours hand cutting to acheive the shapes we want and need. Looking at cutters with an open mind will save us hours in the kitchen. This Halloween candy set is a perfect example of that. All of these cookies were made with five cookie cutters. They are labeled so you can tell what cutter was used for each piece of Halloween candy.
1- Bottom of the Margarita Cookie Cutter
2- Sweet Sugar Belle’s Cookie Jar Cutter
3- Candle Cutter
4- Candy Cutter
8- Number Eight Cutter
Cut off the bottom of the margarita glass and add it to Sweet Sugar Belle’s cookie jar cutter or the number eight cutter to make several cookie and candy jars. If you want different sizes, trim the bottom of the eights and the jars before attaching it to the margarita stem.
I want to take a minute to thank Sweet Sugar Belle. She has changed the way I think about using cookie cutters. She has shown us over and over again how to make more than one shape from a single cutter. She has made all of our lives easier with her creativity and wonderful tutorials. I don’t think I will ever be able to tell her how great she is and how thankful I am for all she has taught me. She truly makes the world a better place by empowering us to think outside of the cutter. Thanks Callye for everything you do for us and for saving us hours in the kitchen.