Bat Cookies for Halloween
Halloween cookies are among my favorite cookies to make because they’re fun, colorful and you can really use your imagination to make things that you wouldn’t normally make. Take these bat cookies for example. I have made bat cookies many times but, never girl bats. I don’t know why I didn’t make them years ago but, I am glad I am making them now.
These simple bat cookies are really easy to make and if you use royal icing transfer eyes, edible apple blossom flowers, and some candy teeth, you’ll be amazed how fast you can make them because they’re easy.
Supplies for Bat Cookies:
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- Star Cookie Cutter-any size will work
- Candy Eyes– Make these a few days to weeks in advance.
- Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds – you can find them here and here. You can use royal icing if you don’t want to use sunflower seeds.
- Apple Blossom Edible Flowers
Royal Icing Colors:
15 Second Icing in the following colors in a piping bag fitted with #2 tip:
- Black Icing
- Purple Icing
- Pink Icing
- Airbrush System-The Cookie Countess Airbrush System or Artfully Designed Creations
Colors for Airbrushing:
- You may look at the girl bats and think they would be hard to make, but they aren’t. You just need to talk one step at a time and it’ll be simple.
- First, position your star cookie upside down so her feet will be at the bottom.
- With the black icing, follow the top two points to make the ears.
- Then, connect the ears with a half circle to make the head.
- Next, outline the body.
- Then, make each wing.
- Add the inside of the ears and two legs.
- See! When you do one step at a time, it is easy
- Next, flood the ears with the pink icing and the wings with the purple icing.
Time for a little airbrushing!
- Airbrush the edges of the purple wings with the purple airbrush color and the bottom edge of the ears with the pink airbrush color. It is important you use airbrush color instead of regular food gel colors because if you don’t, you might damage your airbrush gun. That would be really sad!
If you don’t have an airbrush gun, don’t worry. These bat cookies are cute even if they aren’t airbrushed.
Fill her tummy!
- Flood the tummy with the black icing and gather your apple blossoms and candy eyes.
- Flood the head with the black icing.
- Be careful not to cover the ears or the wings so the airbrush colors will show.
- Then, add the candy fangs. You can pipe the fangs if you want but, the chocolate-covered sunflower seeds were cute, quick, and simple.
- Use a detail brush to paint the mouth with white food-gel color mixed with a little vodka.
- Next, add the eyes.
Adding an edible flower turned these regular bats in cute girly bat cookies that are ready for a girls night out!
Bat Cookies for Halloween:
Here is a little quick reference photo if you want to print it out so your kids can use it as a guide for decorating. I am all about getting the kids to help me make cookies. They love creating and I love watching their imaginations come to life!
More Halloween Treats:
Monster Cake Pops
Amazing work as always! Love these so much!
Thanks Asmita! I am loving your creations! I always look forward to your posts!
Hey Lisa…..love these, how sweet and original. I have been on the fence about getting an airbrush machine and most importantly which one would suit my need. I decided to try the one that Karen’s cookie carries with your coupon code….but, it is telling me the coupon is no longer valid :-(. Just wanted to give you a heads up.
Let me email Mike because he just gave it to me. I will be back in a minute with some information. 🙂
Thanks for your help Lisa…..code is working!!
Mike fixed it!! I am so happy you are getting an airbrush gun. Let me know if you have any questions!! HUGS!
These are so adorable, Lisa! Such a great tutorial too! Bats are the one creature that gives me the major creeps, but yours are just too darn CUTE!
I wasn’t a huge fan of bats either until I read that they can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour! That is 1 bat! Now they are on my favorite list because I don’t like mosquitoes! LOL
PS-Here is the link to the bat fact:http://www.batrescue.org/batfacts/batfacts.html
I never thought I’d say this but those bats are so pretty!
Beth! You make me laugh!!
You never cease to surprise me with your creative ideas! I love these!
Awe! Thanks Anne!
These cookies are adorable. I didn’t realize it was a star cookie cutter until I went through the tutorial. I am a new subscriber to your blog and I can’t wait to see what’s next. You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thanks so much Anette!! And Welcome!!
Lisa these are perfect!!! I love the little girlie bats-perfect for adding a little silliness to a scary holiday!
There was a time when I liked to be scared but now, I am all about silly! LOL No haunted houses for me!
You have managed to make bats adorable little creatures! Love the design and thanks for the detailed tutorial.
Thanks Diane! You are so sweet!
I absolutely adore these. They are so cute! I WISH I could do this…someday. Love them. P.S. I bought your book and I should be getting it tomorrow. I can’t wait! 🙂
Thank you Sarah! You can do this! If I can do it, anyone can do it!! Send me an email if you have any questions! 🙂
Girl bats are going to be a must for me this Halloween – thanks for the adorable tutorial!
I want to see what you do with girl bats Kim! I know you will do something wonderful!
You are sooooo creative! You think of the cutest ideas.. can’t wait to try and make them.
If you do make them Lee, please tag me or email me a picture! I would love to see them!
They are so cute. And the step by step pictures are very helpful!
Adorable, as always…love how you think outside “the cookie cutter”!
Awe! Thanks Terri!
I love these. Have been wanting to try something different this year for my grandchildren’s classes, these are perfect for the little girls! I can’t wait to try them! Where do you find “chocolate covered sunflower seeds?”
Hi Terri! I got mine at a local stroe but you can find them at Sweet Art Factory. http://www.sweetartfactory.com/i_1510/Chocolate-Color-Sunflower-Seeds.htm
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Thanks Clarita! I am so glad you like them.
These are ridiculously cute! Absolutely love these for my two girls 😉
Thanks for sharing=)))
Hi Lisa, the bats are adorable! What did you use to draw the mouth? I guess just royal icing will work, but they look drawn in these pictures. Thanks!
I can’t believe I forgot to add that part! It’s in the directions now so thank you for that.
Mix a little white food-gel color and vodka together and paint a happy little mouth with a detail brush. It’s super simple.
Thanks so much, Lisa!