How to Make Frankenstein Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Aug 23, 2019

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How to Make Frankenstein Cookies
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Continuing on with the classic monster tutorial series from my last post, we are here today to talk about the Bride's monster companion, Frankenstein. (Technically, "Dr. Frankenstein's monster", but we will go with "Frankenstein" for simplicity's sake.)

These Frankenstein cookies follow similar decorating steps as the bride cookies and zombie set previously. It's all about layering, starting with the base layers of the face, then adding the finer details on top. Hopefully, by following the breakdown below, recreating these Frankenstein cookies will be less-intimidating and more approachable.

Frankenstein Cookie Cutter

To make these Frankenstein cookies, I used this Frankenstein cookie cutter, which was just posted to the shop.

This Frankenstein cookie cutter is one part of a 4-piece set. The other three monsters of this set is The Bride, Mummy, and Wolfman. Each of these monster designs can be purchased individually, as well.

Template for the Frankenstein Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of my 2019 Halloween cookie collection, including this Frankenstein cookie design.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

This file is 4 pages long and is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

For these Frankenstein cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

For those without a projector, begin by making guidelines where the white hair streaks and the face should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guidelines on the cookie.

Step 2

Start by outlining and filling in the face area with green icing. Let that icing set, then carefully add the black hair section. Also, add the green ears and neck. Allow this icing to crust over for about 20 minutes.

Step 3

Once the face layer had time to dry, add the eyes, the forehead scar, and the neck bolts. For the eyes, I like to pipe the larger white area first then quickly add the black pupils. Allow this icing to set for about 20 minutes.

Lastly, add the final face outlines, the mouth, and the bolt ends, as shown.

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.

Here's the finished Frankenstein Cookies!

As stated in my Bride post, for gift box options for these classic monster cookies, there’s quite a few.

For a duo pair (shown with Frank and the Bride in the bottom box), I like I used this 5 3/8″ x 7 1/2” box from

For an average-sized single cookie favor (shown with the Mummy), these 4″x4″ square boxes will do the trick.

For a cookie that’s taller than normal (shown with the Wolfman but perfect for this Frankenstein cookie), I love these rectangular 3 3/4″ x 5 3/8″ boxes, again from

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