Halloween Candy Bucket Cookies
Halloween is almost here and I can’t wait to raid…I mean CHECK my kid’s candy stash. In the meantime, I made my own Halloween candy, cookie-style.
I’d originally planned to use a skull cutter for this design, but after sketching, I realized my jack o’ lantern stencil was too big for the cutter I had in mind. Instead I went with a candy corn.
Before decorating I traced around the bottom of the cutter with a food safe marker to map out the design. This is a great way to create uniform cookies without using a projector.
To decorate these cookies you will need:
- Orange piping and flood icing
- Yellow flood icing
- Black piping icing
- White 20-second icing
- Neon quins
Begin by outlining and filling the cookie as pictured below.
Immediately after flooding, use yellow icing to add a few dots to opposite corners of the bucket. You could also do lines, if that’s what you prefer. Be creative and make the design your own.
When the base is completely dry, use a stencil to carefully add the face. This particular stencil is a discontinued Wilton product, so, if you need jack o’ lantern stencils, find them here, here, or here, cut your own, or just freehand the design.
When the face is dry, complete the cookie by following the steps below.
- Use black icing to pipe a handle with a #3 tip and let dry.
- Cover a small area at the top of the bucket with white 20-second icing.
- Immediately sprinkle neon quins over the wet white icing. If necessary, fill in any blank spots with extra quins
- Use orange piping icing to add an accent line to bucket.
Bright and colorful candy cookies are the perfect way to tie everything together. I can’t wait for next Halloween, so I can make these again.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween, for more inspiration check out the following links:
What a great pumpkin idea, and the platter is darling!
Love love Love the cookies,
that cookie is my fav. I love anything with sprinkles. I made my grandaughter a sprinkle cake for her Birthday. It was from Sprinkle Pastel layer cake from Sprinkle bakes. I will for sure make these cookies for next year. You are still the Queen of cookies.
Love these cookies!
SUCH a great use of sprinkles!! And I LOVE that blue saltwater taffy cookie!!!
So perfect & cute!
These are *so* cute!! Something about those confetti quins kick up the festive factor! And of course, thanks so much for the shout 😉
lovely!!!!! I finished my Halloween cookies yesterday!
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Eeeeeeeeek, these are adorable and you are brilliant!!!
Your cookies are always beautiful! “Sprinkles” for the candy in the bucket – love it!
Aww, how cute are these cookies (!) and what a creative use of the candy corn cutter. I still haven’t done any work with stencils. If I could guarantee that I’d be as good as you with them right out of the gate, I’d probably stop procrastinating!
Hope the kids had a fun Halloween and that you get a few of their treats 🙂
A pumpkin bucket with sprinkles on top! Life doesn’t get much better than this! 🙂
Adorable, as always! I wish my brain could think of cute things like this. I’m working on it! First because it’s just awesome, and second I’m running out of cookie cutter space! lol Great job.
You are so creative! I love these!
Love this idea!!! So cute.
I love your creativity! I wish I could come up with these wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with all of us who enjoy baking and making people happy. ????
Why this is the cutest little bucket of candy I’ve ever seen!
This is so cute!!!
These are adorable…. I finally tried your Basic Sugar Cookie recipe…. AWESOMENESS!!!! Always waiting for the cookies to be the right color, almost forgot THESE DO NOT BROWN…. IMPORTANT for us beginners to remember. Delicious and perfectly shaped, was pleasantly surprised. 🙂 Thank you!!!
I could seriously just stare at your creations all day! Just amazing! I love how you do the dimension detail on your cookies (i.e. – the little line along the side of the pumpkin purse). You are awesome! I hope someday I can be as good as you. Even 75% as good as you! 🙂
ohh these are the cutest ever!!! hugs!!
That looks great~
What size tips do you use to outline and flood your cookies?
So cute…..how did you learn to decorate so well?
I love this idea! You make the cutest cookies! 🙂
hank you soo much for this tutorial! I will be making lots of these next week ?
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I’ve wanted to make these for 3 years now! Today I ordered the wilton stencils and they should be here by friday!! I am SO, SO, SO excited!!
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