There’s a Full Moon Tonight and It’s Sugar Cookie Style

Do you make full moon cookies on Halloween? If you’ve never made them you might want to try them. They’re not only quick they’re also super easy. The best part is the kiddos can help. If you like them as much as I do this may be a super fast holiday tradition. Add a few bat cookies, some cute little candy cookies, or a few simple little ghost cookies and you can hand them out to everyone you know and still have time to trick-or-treat.

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Let’s get started!

Supply List:
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Cookie Cutter:
  • Circle Cookie Cutter- Any size will work depending on what size you want to make your full moon cookie.
Royal Icing Colors:
(all of the icing colors are a thick consistency. I call it SOOTM which stands for Straight Out Of The Mixer. It is thick!)
Airbrush System
Airbrush Color:
  • Piping bags- I like to use the bags from The Cookie Countess, but you do you and use the bags you like.
  • Here are a few tips if you like to use them. I use PME #1.5 and PME #2, but this is totally up to you. Go tipless and love it because there’s less mess and no washing tips!
  • Genie Spatula or butterknife
  • Spray Bottle- You can find one at Walmart or here’s a link to some at Amazon.

There’s a Full Moon Tonight and It’s Sugar Cookie Style Video:

Enjoy the video!

Let’s make some full moon cookies!

  • Begin by baking some circle cookies. If you’re adding other cookies with it that might determine what size circle cookie cutter you need to use. I like using a four-inch if I make it with bat or candy cookies. It makes the moon look large!

  • As I mentioned in the supply list all of the colors are outline consistency so we can spread the icing around the cookie. If you use flood it can fall off the sides of the cookies and won’t have a good creepy moon texture. It will be smooth and can fall off the edges of the cookie before you can take a deep breath. Trust me on this because I’ve done it before.

  • This cookie is easy to make. All you need to do is spread the royal icing all over the top of the cookie with a spatula or a butter knife. The outline consistency or SOOtM (straight out of the mixer consistency) will make it look like the rough surface of the moon.
  • Begin with the darkest gray royal icing.

  • Once you start spreading the icing out you may need to add a little more. I personally used more of the darker gray for the base.

PS- Look how thick that icing is! That is one impressive piping bag because it didn’t break! Thanks, Cookie Countess!

  • It’s also alright if some parts of the cookie shine through a little. It makes a good texture and adds interest.

  • After you’re done with the dark gray royal icing, add a little of the lighter gray and spread it over some of the darker gray royal icing on the cookie. Keep in mind the full moon isn’t a solid color so don’t use a lot of the lighter gray icing.

  • Repeat with the white royal icing. Keep in mind that less is more.

  • Once you’ve added the white royal icing your full moon will look almost done. Use the spatula to scrape the excess royal icing off the sides of the cookie.
Time to Airbrush!

  • If you have an airbrush gun you can add a little Gray Matters airbrush color to one side of the moon. It will make it look more realistic.

  • Spray one side of the full moon. Doesn’t that look good?

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I don’t know about you, but I love the full moon cookies. Stay tuned because I have another tutorial using this cookie and I can’t wait to share it with you. I’ll post it soon!

Bear hugs,