If you saw my last post, this one may look pretty familiar. I wanted to create two easy but fun Halloween cookie tutorials for you. This time, I will be showing you how to create these beginner-friendly Halloween vampire bite sugar cookies. These would also be perfect for any vampire fan fiction (I’m thinking Buffy or The Vampire Diaries!) parties you may be hosting. Speaking of which, my sister, Lindsey, informed me that the Twilight series recently came out with the book, Midnight Sun. Sooo, maybe we should be hosting a Twilight party with these cookies? By the way, my sister has a great “bookstagram” account on Instagram. You should definitely follow her if you want great book recommendations!
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Part 1: Gathering your Supplies
To create these Halloween vampire bite sugar cookies, you will want to gather:
- 1 Icing bag
- 1 Wilton #12 tip (or any large sized round tip such as a #10)
- Round cookie cutter – I used the middle sized circle in this set: Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter Set I totally recommend buying these cookie cutters as they contain staple shapes!
- White (undyed) buttercream frosting*
- Red buttercream frosting*
- Your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe
- Extra milk (few tsps. at most) for your glaze
- Microwave safe cup – I used my 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup
- Microwave safe bowl – I used a mini canning jar
- Flat spatula or butter knife
- Fork, pointed/oval spoon, and pointed knife
- Parchment paper
*Your buttercream frosting should, ideally, be a frosting that “crusts.” I use the Jenny Cookies recipe that you can find on her blog here: Jenny Cookies Buttercream Frosting
I prefer to use the Wilton gel food dye since gel is more vibrant (i.e. more cost effective because you use less) than liquid and doesn’t change the consistency of your frosting. You can get that here: Wilton Gel Coloring 12 Count
Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Preparing Your Frosting & Glaze
- Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to your cookie dough recipe. While they are cooling, whip up your frosting. To set up your icing bag, you will place your white frosting into a bag with a tip #12 (or whatever your largest round tip is) in it. For instructions on how to do this, visit my page Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies.
- Mix up your red frosting as usual. I added a touch of burgundy gel coloring to the mix to create a deeper red, but that was totally my preference. You are welcome to do that as well. If you purchased the Wilton Gel Coloring 12 Count you will have burgundy available to you. I’d recommend matching the red blood to the red in your Halloween vampire party decor if you can. Otherwise, just go with as close of a blood color as possible.
- Instead of placing your red buttercream frosting into an icing bag, you will just need to place it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the frosting on high in 10 second intervals, stirring the frosting with your fork in between to see if the buttercream has melted completely. Once it is completely melted, add in a tsp. or so of milk and stir it. You will want it to resemble a glaze, so shiny and smooth. If you accidently poured too much milk for your frosting, you can add a bit of your white frosting back into the cup to thicken it up a bit. It shouldn’t affect the color too much, if any at all. When you are happy with your glaze, set it aside.
Part 3: Decorating our Halloween Vampire Bite Sugar Cookies!
- Take your white frosting and fill in your cookie right up to about an 1/8th of an inch away from the edge of your cookie.
- If your frosting was hard to squeeze out, i.e. it was a bit thick: take a piece of parchment paper, just larger than the size of your cookie, and lay it over the top of your cookie. You will be using the warmth of your fingers to press out any lines in your frosting. You will also want to microwave a cup or two or water for a minute or two to set your flat spatula or butter knife into before moving to step 3. If your frosting came out smooth and was easy to squeeze out, you can skip this step and go straight to step 3.
- Use your flat spatula to smooth out any lines in your cookie. You don’t have to be a perfectionist here, but then again, you can if you want 🙂
- Using your pointed knife, carve out two little holes for your bite marks. Make sure your glaze has cooled down! Then, dip your oval/pointed spoon into the glaze you prepared and pick up just a bit of it. Carefully pour a little bit of the glaze into each hole.
- Pick up your cookie and hold it so that the glaze will pour down the cookie:
- Repeat this process for all of your cookies! I chose to plate the cookies on a black plate with black paper shred to bring in some vampire darkness.
And there you have it! The creepiest vampire bite sugar cookies for your Halloween or vampire themed party! Don’t forget to add some decorations. Here are some fun vampire inspired finds on Amazon:
As always, thank you so much for stopping by the blog. If you created these Halloween vampire bite sugar cookies, be sure to leave a comment below, tag me on Instagram @buttercreamparties, or pin the image below on Pinterest and add your photo comment! Have a creepy, fun, happy Halloween this year!