Halloween Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe

Halloween Bat Sugar Cookies


October 18, 2018

  • Yields: 3-4 Dozen
Halloween Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe



1Beat butter and sugars together in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; gradually add to sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for 3 to 4 hours, until chilled.

2Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare ungreased cookie sheets.

3On well-floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time, to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out cookies using bat-shaped cookie cutters.

4Bake on prepared cookie sheets for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned at edges. Cool completely.


1In a bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat confectioners' sugar, meringue powder and warm water until stiff peaks form, about 5 to 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add a couple of drops of water. If icing is too thin, add additional confectioners' sugar; continue beating until desired consistency. Divide icing in half.

2In small bowl, cover half of icing with plastic wrap to keep from drying out; set aside. Tint remaining icing with purple food coloring. Frost the "bats" with the purple frosting, and in a pastry bag with a fine tip, use the untinted frosting for the eyes. Use the black decorator gel icing as pictured to complete the "bats."



1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed C&H® Golden Brown Sugar

3/4 cup C&H® Granulated Sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt


3 3/4 cups (1-lb pkg.) C&H® Confectioners Sugar

3 tablespoons meringue powder

6 tablespoons warm water

purple food coloring

1 tube black decorator gel icing


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