For many, many years, on the eve of All Saints' Day, Halloween has been celebrated. Jack-lantern is the main symbol of this holiday. Carved pumpkin with an ugly face - has become an integral part of Halloween, its image on this holiday is everywhere! Begging for treats is probably one of the most enjoyable Halloween traditions. When children in masks and costumes scream out comic threats “sweetness or nastiness”, “trick or treat”, it is customary to distribute sweets and cookies.
Halloween cookies in the form of an evil Jack lamp can be made at home. To do this, you will need very simple devices: pastry bag, cream nozzles, food colors and a set of the most common products.
- Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes
- Quantity: 10 pieces
Ingredients for Halloween Pumpkin Jack Cookie
For short pastry:
- 185 g of premium grade wheat flour;
- 75 g of softened butter;
- 90 g of fine sugar;
- 1 raw yolk;
- cinnamon, ginger to taste.
For sugar coating:
- 300 g of powdered sugar;
- 50 g raw egg white;
- food colors.
Halloween Pumpkin Jackpot Cookies
Mix the dough. First butter and sugar, then yolk, after wheat flour. If it turns out too dry and crumbly mixture, then add a tablespoon of water, milk or cream. Put the dough in a cold place for 10 minutes.
We print a sketch of the future cookie on thick white paper. Its dimensions are arbitrary, but from my own experience I will say that it is easier to draw with large glazes on large cookies.
Pour some flour on the table, divide the dough into 10 parts, roll out each part with a layer thickness of 6-7 millimeters. Transfer to a baking sheet, spread out, leaving free space between the cookies.
Baking temperature 170 degrees Celsius. The time in the oven 10 minutes. Cooked cookies cooled on a baking sheet.
We transfer the contour of the future drawing to blanks; for this purpose, an ordinary simple pencil is suitable. From the protein and icing sugar mix white glaze, based on it we mix the necessary colors. With a brush we apply a thin layer of gray glaze on all the blanks: the eyes, mouth, nose of the evil Jack.
Mix the orange glaze, paint over the pumpkin. If the edges on the pumpkin are drawn at short intervals of time (about 2-3 minutes), then they turn out to be voluminous. After the main color of the pumpkin dries, we paint the hat of the evil Jack with a light gray glaze.
White glaze can be applied after the gray and orange has completely dried. We make a buckle on the hat, teeth, eyes.
The ribbon on the hat is made brown, but you can define your own color solutions. You can draw the tape after drying the white glaze (15-20 minutes), otherwise the colors will mix.
Give a little elegance to the picture, draw bright curls with green glaze. To make the lines thin and elegant, use a pastry bag with a thin cream nozzle. The smaller the hole, the more beautiful the curl line will be.
Halloween cookies must be put in a dry, warm, inaccessible (especially for children) place for 12 hours. Protein and sugar based icing should dry only under natural conditions. After 12 hours, the pattern on the cookie will be fixed, dry and gain strength.