How to Make Vampire Bat Cookies

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Want to create a Halloween centrepiece with extra bite? These hanging vampire bat cookies are a great project for making with the kids, and can be made in a whole array of colours.

I’ve stuck with the traditional Halloween colours of black, grey and purple, but you could have a go at experimenting with different colours of ready to roll icing, or even add small sweets for extra decoration . . .

How to Make Vampire Bat Cookies

Suitable for : Beginners

You Will Need

Dough Recipe

(Makes 20 to 30)

How to Make

1. In an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars for approximately five minutes until fluffy and pale. Beat in eggs until just combined.

2. Add flour, cocoa, salt and vanilla and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in fridge for 45 minutes before rolling out on a floured surface.

3. Roll out dough to a thickness of five millimetres.

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4. Cut the bat cookies from the dough and use a drinking straw to make a hole in each cookie before they go in the oven to bake. You can thread the finished cookies with string or thin ribbon and hang them upside down.

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5. Use the bat cutters to cut out coloured icing and attach to the cookies with water.

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6. Use the end of a paintbrush (or similar item) to poke the hole through.

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7. Add detail to your bats – you can score lines in the wings with the leaf shaper tool or pipe them on with coloured Royal icing. Add dots for eyes or use ready-made icing eyeballs.

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How to Make Vampipre Bat Cookies #Halloween #Baking #Cookies #VampireBat #Vampire

How to Make Vampipre Bat Cookies #Halloween #Baking #Cookies #VampireBat #Vampire
8. Add some tiny teeth made from white icing to give your bats scary fangs!

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9. Once you’ve finished decorating the bats thread your twine or ribbon through the hole and then hang them. I create a spooky bat infested white display tree with mine.

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How to Make Vampipre Bat Cookies #Halloween #Baking #Cookies #VampireBat #Vampire

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  • Lena Richards-Laird

    Hi, I’m interested in making these cookies with my kids, please could you advise on what temp & for how long the cookies should be baked (novice baker here) as I couldn’t see any guidelines in the details above. Many thanks Lena

  • Gilly

    what is the temp and time ?
    can not buy bat cutters at Hobbycraft !!

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