Sunday, October 28, 2012
Decorating for kids - Easy Eye cookies for Halloween
OK, let's be realistic.
I'm not going to use words like desperate here but if your still looking for Halloween recipes at this late stage in the game you're going to want something pretty easy. Plus it goes without saying you don't have time to shop around for a stack of ingredients.
Don't worry I have your back.
Super easy eye cookies.
Sure these aren't going to win any decorating awards. But like I already said.....Super Easy.
In fact these are so easy that the kids can whip them up.
I used shop bought frosting, mostly because it's whiter that the buttercream I make, and also because.....easy.
and here's another time saving tip if you are really rushed for time. Use some sheets of shortcrust pastry from the freezer section of the supermarket instead of making up cookie dough from scratch. It's not exactly the same but on these small cookies with lots of frosting seriously who will really be able to tell the difference.
Easy Eye cookie instructions
small round cookies (mine are 3cm or around 1 1/4")
white ready made frosting (or make your own)
M&M's any color you like
Spread the frosting over the top of each cookie. Be as neat as possible, but they are Halloween eyes so don't stress if they are a little bit crazy messy. In fact messy may be a bonus.
Take M & M's and press one into the center of each white frosted cookie.
Yup - that's it. Halloween cookies decorated and done :)
*If you have used the ready made frosting it will be a bit sticky still at this stage. Leave the cookies uncovered and in about 30min to an hour the frosting will crust over (be less sticky).
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Linda Vandermeer is a mum, blogger and author of Sweets on a Stick: More than 150 Kid Friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go: