Poison Apple Cookies – 13 Days of Halloween Cookie Decorating
Today I am kicking off my 13 Days of Halloween cookie decorating tutorial series with these delicious poison apple cookies. These buttercream sugar cookies are the perfect treat to tempt your Halloween party guests’ taste buds.
I also imagine these poison apple cookies would pair well with a Snow White themed party, too. Growing up, that was my favorite Disney princess movie. I must have been a brave girl happily watching these now scary-to-me scenes.
I’ve included both a step-by-step photo series tutorial and a video tutorial so you can feel confident decorating these cookies.
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Part 1: Gathering the Supplies for the Poison Apple Cookies
To make these decorated buttercream poison apple cookies for your Halloween party, you will want to gather:
- 3 Icing bags
- Wilton #5 and #70 tip sizes – buy these individually at a bake supply store or purchase this kit
- 3 Couplers
- Apple cookie cutter
- Palette knife
- Gel food dye in green, brown, and red
- Ingredients for a crusting buttercream, find my crusting buttercream icing recipe here
- Ingredients for sugar cookie dough, find my no spread sugar cookies recipe here
Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags
- Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to the recipe. You will be able to make about 18-24 sugar cookies with the recipes linked above.
- Make your buttercream icing and separate it into three bowls:
- One bowl will only contain about a 1/3 of a cup of frosting. Color that smaller bowl of frosting brown.
- The two remaining bowls will be equal in amount. One bowl is dyed green and one red. I made my green a bit of a lime green by adding in a bit of yellow gel dye, but that’s up to you.
- Set up your icing bags as follows:
- Place each color of frosting into its own icing bag set up with a coupler. If you don’t know how to do this, just hop over to my Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies page for a detailed explanation.
Part 3: The Tutorial for How to Decorate Poison Apple Cookies
Check out the video here to see how to make these decorated buttercream sugar cookies. Then, check out the breakdown step-by-step photo series tutorial below.
- Attach the tip #4 to the red bag of frosting. Outline and fill in the shape of the apple, minus the leaf and stem.
- Using the palette knife, smooth out the red frosting.
- Complete steps 1 & 2 on all of the apple cookies. Then, remove/rinse/dry the tip #4 from the red bag and attach it to the green icing bag. Outline the eyes, nose, and drip outline. Then, fill in the area with the green frosting.
- Smooth out the green frosting with the palette knife. It’s easier to do this if the frosting is a bit frozen first so you can pop the cookies into the freezer for 10 minutes (or longer) before smoothing if you prefer. Repeat steps 3 & 4 on all of the cookies before going to step 5.
- Remove the tip #4 from the green icing and replace it with the tip #70. Squeeze out a leaf.
- Rinse & dry the tip #4 and then attach it to the brown icing bag to outline and fill in the stem.
I really loved how these ones turned out and yet, they are so simple!
I especially love them with a dark background! Just imagine how amazingly spooky they will look on your Halloween tablescape!
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I love these cookies! What a fun idea and great to make with kids!
Thank you Kayla!
This is such a cute idea!!
Thank you so much! I think they are pretty fun.
These are really fun to make!!
Yes, I totally agree!
I love Halloween themed food! These cookies are so adorably cool! LOVE them!!
Thanks so much Cindy!
What a great recipe! These are so creative and fun for Halloween. Love your 13 days of cookies!
Thank you Eliza!
So cute! My daughter can’t wait to make this for our Halloween party!
So fun! Have a great Halloween!
Halloween is my favourite time of year! And I always find there is a lack of Halloween recipes to make. These cookies look amazing and I can’t wait to make them for my kids.
Sounds like a fun time! Have a Happy Halloween!