Antiqued Label Cookie with Lizy B Bakes

Today I have a very special treat. One of my favorite cookie bloggers, Lizy B Bakes is here for a visit.  As a long time fan, I was pretty excited to see what Lizy would send my way.  Once again, she knocked my socks off.  Follow along as Lizy shares her awesome technique for creating antiqued Halloween label cookies.

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Hi.  My name’s Lizy B and I am a label-a-holic. It’s true.  Well….wait.  That makes me sound all organized and efficient.  Not so much.

Maybe ‘label-horder’ is more accurate.  I’m not even very discriminating.  I love handmade labels, printed labels, address labels, jar labels, old labels, new labels, even label makers. You name it, I’ve got a label for it (now, if I would actually attach the darn things to some stuff they would be a lot easier to justify the next time I brought some more home).

Of course, every little thing that I love to collect eventually becomes a cookie!

Want to make some  fabulously creepy antiqued cookies for Halloween?  Great!  Here’s how!!!

You’ll need:

  • clear alcohol
  • sponge brush
  • dried crushed royal icing
  • sugar cookies that have been covered with flood icing and dried completely
I used Ivory Americolor for my base color and plaque cutters from Plastics in Print.
Pour some alcohol in a bowl.

Spoon some dried icing into your liquid and stir until dissolved.  This was chocolate brown and a little black that I had left over from another project.  I spread it out on parchment until it dried, then crushed it up (the dried icing has a more muted look than straight food coloring, but that will work also).

Dip in your sponge brush, blot on a paper towel…
…and make a big ‘ole mess!  Seriously.  Just go for it.  The messier and sloppier the better.  You can dab it on, brush it on…
…do a little pouncy thing with the side of the sponge.

This one even had some flicking and dripping!  Come to think of it, this would have been a great project for the kiddos!


The ribbon plaque was the only shape I was a bit more careful with.  I wanted to make sure the edges of the ribbon looked really old.  Because you end up using more liquid than just painting, the color seeps down into the flood icing.  When it dries, it doesn’t look painted on, it looks more like its part of the base coat.

Here are the originals.

Here they are after staining.
…and then they became labels.

Thanks for having me Miss Callye!!!  So thrilled to be spending time over here with you!

I hope you’ll stop by my blog or Facebook page some time and say Hi! I have lots more cookies and tutorials to share!

 Happy Halloween Everybody!