Who says you can only decorate gingerbread cookies at Christmas? We decided to give a Halloween spin to one of our favorite holiday treats. When we saw this idea on Pinterest, we knew we had to give it a try. These cookies turned out way cuter than expected! So cute in fact we didn't want to eat them (but don't worry, we did).
This was my first attempt at baking gingerbread (while also making the recipe gluten free). I used the Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour that I purchased at Williams-Sonoma. If you don't have this flour and you're in need an amazing gluten free baking substitute, BUY IT NOW. I can't even explain the void this fine flour has filled. It smells like glutenous flour and is an exact cup for cup substitute. It is also an excuse to go to Williams-Sonoma, let's be real.
The recipe below is pretty self-explanatory. A couple of major tips I will give you -- chill your dough before rolling it out and generously (by generously, I mean generously) flour your working surface. By doing these two things, there will be no cussing or crying! I say this from experience ;)
When it came to decorating the cookies, I used a plastic piping bag and simply cut a small hole at the tip. No need for any fancy metal tips! You could probably even use a plastic baggie if there aren't any piping bags lying around. Once you start decorating, a groove starts. The motions become easy and robotic. It's fun! W also joined in on the decorating and really got the hang of it!
These cute cookies are fun for everyone. Whether there is help decorating or just help eating them - they are a hit! Bring these little guys to your next Halloween bash and you will be the star of the party!