I originally wanted to make scary Frankenstein cookies. A little something different in the world of cute cookies, but when it came time to pipe on Frankenstein’s face, I just couldn’t resist a cutesy smile. I think cute is simply more “me” than scary.
Well, at least I hope so! Plus, it shows Frankie’s lovable side and makes him more approachable.
Poor Frankie, right? At least in my cookie incarnation of Frankenstein, he gets to be a gentle green monster. Insert happy ending… well, so long as he doesn’t mind being eaten.
I got the idea for these guys from Lila Loa’s set of square Halloween cookies. I love them all (her Dracula is adorable! Check it out!) and especially love how a basic cookie cutter shape can be so versatile. These cookies lose nothing in cuteness for their simple, basic shape.
Alright, let’s get crack-a-lacking’ on our sugar cookies! Round up your supplies!
– Piping Icing, Americolor Bright White
– Piping Icing (a little on the loose side), Americolor Super Black
– Piping Icing, Halloween Green (4 parts Americolor Leaf Green + 1 Part Americolor Lemon Yellow)
– Flood Icing, Halloween Green (4 parts Americolor Leaf Green + 1 Part Americolor Lemon Yellow)
First things first, let’s get Frankie’s eyes going. We’ll pipe big white dots onto parchment paper and let those dry a good hour or more. We want them dry enough to resist bleeding from the black pupil dots we’ll add on top. I experimented with different sizes for the eyes and liked bigger eyes better as they seemed more cartoonish. Once dry, add black dots with your piping icing.
Onto Frankie’s hairdo. Pipe black icing along the edges, wait for an hour or so and then fill with more black. You could make separate black flood icing for his hair, but since we’re filling such a small space, I went lazy-style and just did my best to smooth out the thicker icing.
And another hour or two later (remember to fear the bleeding black icing!), pipe green icing along Frankie’s face. A while later, fill his face with green flood icing.
Now we’ll wait a good while, a few hours or overnight until he’s totally dry. For the last details, I like to start with the eyes, positioning them far enough down to allow space for a scar above Frankie’s eye. You’ll glue the eyes down with a small dot of green piping icing and then add a green button nose, a couple black scars, and a cute smile, or if it tickles your fancy, a mean monster grimace!