How to Make Wolfman Cookies
The last tutorial of my Halloween collection this season is for these Wolfman cookies.
Wolfie is probably my favorite cookie design out of the classic monsters set. I think a lot of it stems from my love for the Teen Wolf movie from my childhood. Don't these Wolfman cookies give you a Michael-J-Fox-with-basketball-playing-werewolf-genes vibe to you? What an 80s classic.
Here's a breakdown on how I decorated these wolfman cookies for the upcoming Halloween season.
Wolfman Cookie Cutter
This Wolfman cookie cutter is one part of a 4-piece set. The other three monsters of this set is The Bride, Mummy, and Frankenstein. Each of these monster designs can be purchased individually, as well.
Template for the Wolfman Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of my 2019 Halloween cookie collection, including this Wolfman 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 Wolfman cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Light Brown piping and flood royal icing. (I mixed 1 part Americolor Chocolate Brown, 1 part Americolor Electric Green, and 1 part Americolor Egg Yellow.)
- Dark Brown piping and flood icing. (I added more color gel from above.)
- Black piping and flood icing. (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White medium icing. (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For those without a projector, begin by making guidelines where the center face area 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.
Start by outlining and filling in the center face area with light brown icing. Let that icing set, then carefully fill in the outer head area with darker brown icing. It's okay to go over the light brown icing a little when outlining around the face.
Allow this icing to crust over for about 20 minutes.
Once the face layer had time to dry, add the eyes, the eyebrows, and the mouth line. 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 nose, the teeth, and the fur outlines, as shown.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Here's the finished Wolfman 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 Clearbags.com.
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), I love these rectangular 3 3/4″ x 5 3/8″ boxes, again from Clearbags.com.
(On the ClearBags website, use the discount code “SEMISWEET10” to get 10% off your total purchase!)
Unfortunately, I didn't have time to record and document the mummy cookie decorating process. However, it's not that different from the tutorials of the other monsters. If you have any questions on how to approach the mummy just send me a message and I'll try to lead you in the right direction.
On that note, I think that will be all for Halloween this year. I will be brainstorming a few general fall designs to be released in the coming weeks. As always, if you have any fall requests, please let me know and I'll try to accommodate.