These yummy mummies with M&M candy eyes are homemade using the best soft sugar cookie recipe tinted green for a spooky glow and wrapped in white buttercream "bandages"! Let your kids take over cutting out and decorating these Halloween sugar cookies!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- An easy recipe for a homemade Halloween cookie that's fun for kids to decorate!
- Creepy and spooky without being gross!
- Great for class Halloween parties!
- Avocado Food Coloring - You can find this at a specialty kitchen or baking store.
- Powdered Sugar - Please note this recipe calls for powdered sugar, aka confectioners' sugar, not granulated sugar. Using granulated sugar will result in a crumbly mixture and not a cookie dough.
- Butter - Both salted butter and unsalted butter work fine.
- Flour - All-purpose flour, never self-rising flour.
- M'n'Ms - You could use candy eyeballs instead.
- Frosting - You can use my Buttercream Frosting recipe, or you could use my Royal Icing instead if you prefer.
How to Make
- Cream the room-temperature butter and powdered sugar (not granulated sugar) in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
- Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts. Mix well and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Stir in the flour and mix at a medium speed until no white steaks remain.
- Add enough avocado shade food coloring to make the dough the shade you want.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill the dough for one hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Remove the cookie dough from your fridge and roll the dough out to about ¼ inch thick on a floured surface using a rolling pin.
- Using a gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut out little men.
- Place the cutouts on your prepared cookie sheets. I usually only put 9 per pan.
- Gently press the legs together, tapping the leg's seams together slightly.
- Press two mini M&Ms onto each mummy for it's face.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- These cookies will not brown on the tops. The bottom edges, however, will have started to brown just a little.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Line your cooled cookies up on some wax paper in preparation for frosting.
- Fill a 12 or 16-inch piping bag or pastry bag with frosting.
- Using a #47 frosting tip, pipe the mummy bandages onto your cookies with my best buttercream frosting!
- Let frosting set on these adorable mummy cookies before layering them between pieces of wax paper in an airtight container.
FAQs and Expert Tips
Once completely cool, frosted, and the frosting is set, layer between wax papers in a container that will seal airtight, then pop them in the freezer. Thaw at room temperature.
Chilling the dough makes it easier to work with, rolls out nicer, and allows your cutouts to keep their sharp cut edges.
You could make these adorable mummy cookies a week ahead of time if you store them in the fridge in a tightly covered container. Allow them to warm to room temperature before serving.
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Easy Mummy Sugar Cookies Recipe
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and powdered sugar.
- Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts.
- Stir in the flour.
- Add enough avocado food coloring to make it the shade you want.
- Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare baking sheets by either lining them with parchment paper or spraying them with non-stick cooking spray.
- Roll the cookie dough out on a floured surface. The dough may be a little sticky at first; just sprinkle the top of the dough so the rolling pin doesn't stick.
- Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut out into gingerbread man shapes.
- Place the cutouts on the prepared baking sheet and push their legs together, tapping the leg seams together slightly.
- Press 2 mini M&Ms on each cookie for eyes.
- Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. The cookies shouldn't brown except for on the very bottom edges very lightly.
- Cool cookies completely before frosting.
- Using a #47 tip, pipe the white buttercream frosting using back-and-forth motions onto the mummies.
- Once the frosting is set up, store between layers of wax paper in an airtight container.
- I like to make these at least a day ahead and let them sit overnight to also the frosting to soften the cookies to perfection.
- Nutritional Disclaimer