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Halloween Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are great for parties and/or for goodie bags!


  • 2 c flour
  • 1/4 tsp BSoda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c butter room temperature
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence/extract
  • 1 bag of icing sugar 16 oz
  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 7 tbsp warm water
  • food colors


  • Combine flour, soda and salt, set aside
  • Beat butter and sugar and gradually add in sugar, until fluffy, on high speed for 4 minutes
  • Add in egg and 1 tsp of the vanilla essence
  • Reduce to low and add in flour gradually, until combined
  • Form into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill it for half hour
  • On floured surface, roll out dough and cut using Halloween themed cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 9-11 mins, cool for 5 mins on pan then remove from pans onto cooling rack.
  • At low speed, beat icing sugar, meringue powder and water until glossy.
  • Beat in remaining vanilla essence
  • Divide among bowls and tin as desired and start decorating your cookies!
  • You can always add warm water 1 tbsp at a time to make the royal icing more runny if you think it’s too thick.