Cooking with Kids: Frankenstein & Zombie Cookies

Well.. we are all slowly ramping up to Halloween, so I thought I would test out some Halloween cookies ideas with the kids: Frankensteins and Zombies… Oooooh!

Using our super versatile and easy basic cookie recipe, which contains no eggs, so no problem if small hands snaffle some cookie dough. And if you use room temperature butter it does stick together well and is great for cookie cutting.

Materials: we used small (8cm ish) gingerbread shapes, icing sugar, silver balls, large whit chocolate buttons, and icing gel pens

For Frankenstein we added 50g of cocoa powder mixed into a paste with a little milk to the basic cookie recipe

1) Make your cookies. For Frankenstein we flattened the head with our fingers once it was on the baking tray. Then bake (at 180C for 10-12min) and let fully cool on cooling rack.

2) Make some icing – in this case green and we had some red icing left over from other cookies.

halloween cookies

3) The kids did all the icing and decorating. I added the “heads” and face for them.

4) For the ghost just add lots of white icing!

And done!

And come and check out the Monster Cookies over on Red Ted Art next week.

Nom nom nom.

17 thoughts on “Cooking with Kids: Frankenstein & Zombie Cookies”

  1. How fun are these? We’ll definitely be making cookies or cake soon. I was talking about it last night with my husband and (knowing my propensity for getting carried away–apparently I like to pretend I am a professional baker) he said “Ya know you could just make a cake with white icing and maybe add two circles for eyes and call it a ghost. Seriously.” What?!? And not go crazy?!? 😉 But these look like the perfect activity for my little ones and I. Thanks!
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