Gingerbread mummy cookies are so fun and easy to make for Hallowe’en and the kids just love them!
These mummy cookies are easy to decorate and are a hit at Halloween parties or gatherings. I added some little candy hearts to give them a little extra colour, but either way they are cute and fun for kids to make… and eat!
For these cookies I used my pumpkin gingerbread recipe, but you can use whatever is your favourite gingerbread cookie recipe. My next post will include my pumpkin gingerbread recipe, so you can give it a try too!
In the fall we cook a lot of pumpkin as I like to puree it and then freeze it since it’s tricky to find pumpkin at any other time of the year and as I’m a little bit addicted to pumpkin smoothies, I must have a constant supply of pumpkin at hand!
It’s become a bit of a family joke about how much I love pumpkin and how I’ll try to sneak it into anything I can! Naturally, I’ve added pumpkin to my gingerbread recipe and we’ve all agreed it works really well in these cookies – they turn out soft and lovely with a hint of pumpkin and are really filling too!
Of course, not only is pumpkin delicious, it’s also really good for you! Pumpkin is high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and is also a good source of fibre.
If you aren’t able to roast and puree your own pumpkin, you can always use the canned variety. Though just be sure to use ‘pureed pumpkin’ and not ‘pumpkin pie filling’ which will have added sugar.
My next post will include my pumpkin gingerbread recipe, so you can give it a try too!
how to make mummy cookies
what you will need
- A batch of your favourite gingerbread cookies, cut into people shapes (or store-bought cookies, if you’re in a pinch! Even regular round cookies make really cute mummy faces)
- White royal icing – I used the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and it worked out perfectly!
- Small amount black royal icing
- Candy eyeballs
- Piping bag with flat tip (it was #6 basketweave tip in my set)
Make a batch of your favourite gingerbread cookies. Wait until they’ve cooled completely before icing!
Put a strip of the black icing across the face of the gingerbread cookie where you want the eyes to be.
Place eyes onto black icing and press down slightly to ensure they’re well-stuck.
Add the white royal icing to your piping bag with flat tip (I used #6 basketweave tip), and begin piping the icing onto your mummy in strips from side to side.
Continue piping strips across your mummy until you’re happy with your design. The first mummy I did I went a little overboard and the icing ran together in parts, so I think less is more in this case!
I added some little candy hearts to each one to let the mummies show their love! It was only later that I realised some of the mummies turned out with rather horrified expressions on their faces because of the way I’d piped them, haha. My son thought this was pretty funny as they looked quite aghast as they were being eaten!
I hope you enjoy making these mummy cookies as much as we did! They make a great treat to make for Hallowe’en parties and kids love to help make and decorate them too.
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