twitter facebook pinterest contact rss

silhouette cookies for Halloween

I’m just loving these cookies. SO easy to make, too.
how to make ’em:

1.Prepare cookie dough. Roll out, cut out and bake cookies according to the recipe (I used a 2 1/2 inch circle cutter). Let cool. 2. Tintfondant by kneading drops of coloring very well into a chunk of fondant. If the fondant gets sticky from handling, let sit out uncovered for 15 minutes. I made plain white, purple, lime green and orange (Americolor soft gel pastes Regal Purple, Electric Green and Orange). Roll out fondant between two pieces of wax paper or on a surface dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Cut out circles with the cookie cutter and adhere to cookies with light corn syrup or a thin layer of frosting. 3. Prepare black fondant (using Super Black coloring) and roll out. Cut out silhouettes. This would be easy with mini Halloween cookie cutters. I made things more complicated (see below). 4. Adhere to cookies with light corn syrup.

*For tips on finding supplies, click HERE.

NOTE: You can also flood royal icing for the cookie backgrounds instead of to make a bat silhouette
you’ll need:

1/2 inch circle fondant cutter
1 1/2 inch square fondant cutter

how to make a witch hat silhouette
you’ll need:

to know how to cut out a witch hat

I did this one by hand. It would’ve been easier with a witch hat cookie cutter.

how to make a cauldron silhouette
you’ll need:
1 1/2 inch circle fondant cutter
1/2 inch circle fondant cutter

dough scraper or sharp knife

how to make a spider silhouette
you’ll need:
1/2 inch circle fondant cutter
decorating tip*

black food coloring pen
*use the wide end of the decorating tip as a cutter to make circles about 3/4 inch diameter

Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog's photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and encourage) you to share ONE photograph with credit to "the decorated cookie" and link to this blog post. PLEASE don't reprint any part of the blog post and PLEASE don't post a photo without credit. Thank you!


  1. Missy
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    They look so cool! you are amazing with cookie! Love them!


  2. Sommer J
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    you never cease to amaze me. another wonderful idea- thanks!

  3. Sue
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Love silhouettes!

  4. cookies and cups
    Posted October 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    What a good idea!!! I hate black fondant though because I can never seem to get all the powdered sugar off of it. It doesn't look like you have that problem…tips?

  5. Chic Cookies
    Posted October 6, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! cookies and cups… I have the same problem (see picture 2). I've rolled b/w two pieces of wax paper and that helps, but I like the better control I have with conf. sugar, so I just accept the dust. But you can also let your fondant sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes to stiffen, but still be pliable, before rolling so it's less sticky and more manageable.

  6. Jennifer (Savor)
    Posted October 7, 2010 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Look for the article on The Decorated Cookie to appear on Babble today – go Meaghan!

  7. Bird
    Posted October 7, 2010 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Amazing as always!! :)

    Thank you so much for your kind gesture!!

    Oh, could you use the same designs for cupcakes I wonder?


  8. Chic Cookies
    Posted October 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Yay, thanks Jennifer! Bird, yep, I'm sure. You could cover the cupcake in fondant and do the silhouette on that. Or with buttercream and just make toppers to lay on top on fondant circles

  9. Joy
    Posted October 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Great tips. They look great.

  10. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Again….so cute! You never run out of ideas!

  11. Jenny @ Simcoe Street
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I featured you and your cookies on my blog today :)
    Come on over and see!

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *