How to Make Simple Haunted House Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Oct 10, 2021

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How to Make Simple Haunted House Cookies
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A couple years ago, I made this version of haunted house cookies, and I really loved them. But as time went by, I always thought maybe there was a way to simplify the design.

This year I came up with a less-detailed version that is easier, and quicker, to decorate. It still has the same scary face entrance for personality, but this time it has only one side window and a simplified roofline.

Because of its simplified design, this cookie works great as a regular size cookie and as a mini. I'm decorating the regular size below, but you can view the mini set at the end of this post.

Haunted House Cookie Cutter

New this Halloween season is this Haunted House cookie cutter. It's part of this 4-piece Haunted House cookie set.

You can purchase these cookie cutters as a 4-piece set, or each one individually.

haunted house cookie cutter set | Semi Sweet Designs

Templates for the Haunted House Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this year's Halloween cookie designs as a guideline.

You can download these cookie templates HERE.

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 haunted house cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

With yellow flood icing and a food-only paintbrush, paint the parts of the cookie where the windows and door would be, as shown below. Let the icing dry.

Step 2

For those without a projector, etch guidelines where the window areas should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a scribe to etch the guideline in the yellow icing.

For the edges of the house I used a food pen.

Step 3

Next, start filling in parts of the house that don't touch each other. I begin with the left roof section and the right side wall. Let this icing set.

Then fill in around the windows and door for the main wall.

Step 4

Fill in the remaining roof section and add the shutters on the window.

Lastly, add the outline details to complete the design.

Video Tutorial

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

Here's the completed haunted house cookie with the other 3 designs of the haunted house set.

The cookies above are the regular size option, but these designs work well as minis too, as shown below.

Everything looks cuter as a mini, am I right? For packaging ideas, I like to stack them in a 3"x11" bag sleeve, heat seal the top, and add a black ribbon to complete the look.

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