There is something inherently domestic feeling about icing bat-shaped sugar cookies while watching Martha Stewart talk about how to make creepy Halloween decorations.
I found the recipe on Baking Bites (one of many sites I’ve come across recently). I was most thrilled by the recipe because it didn’t require any vanilla (yesterday I ran out while I was making more brownies).
The recipe is for Candy-Corn Cookies, but it can be rolled and cookie-cutterd into what ever you’d prefer. The dough warms up quickly and becomes less cooperative the more it is worked with. I learned this the hard way and had to re-freeze a lump of it.
I did not use the egg yolk icing suggestion (I’m wary of raw egg), instead I used the same powdered sugar-OJ icing I used for the Amplemanchen. To get black, first I made a dark purple with blue and red, then I added green. The eyes and mouth are store-bought mini-tubes… I know, I could’ve made my own butter cream, but I wasn’t in the mood.
Bats are cool.