If you are like me, with the amazing fall weather, you are out there doing all the fall things you can while it lasts! Last weekend we did the pumpkin patch/farm. We rode all the rides, we went through all the mazes, we pet all the farm animals. As we get closer to halloween I wanted to share this halloween recipe that your kids will love and is perfect for any age. Vampire Smile Cookies are an easy and fun recipe to try and are just the thing for your upcoming halloween celebration.
First thing’s first when making this halloween recipe. Get a good cookie! You are more than welcome to make your own sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies, but the faster route is to go to your local grocery store and buy some from their bakery. I love the bakery inside of H-E-B and that’s where I found a dozen freshly made chocolate chip cookies that will be the “lips” for the vampire smile cookies.
Cut your cookie in half and this will serve as the top and bottom of the mouth. Mix red food coloring into white or butter cream icing and spread a thin layer of your now red icing on the flat side of your cookie halves. Make sure that the icing on your cookies is not too thick or your marshmallows won’t stay put as well.
Now that the icing is spread, it’s time for the fin part! Add mini marshmallows around the outside perimeter of each of the cookie halves. These will be your vampire “teeth”. When you have added the marshmallow teeth on both halves of your cookie you can then lay one half on top of the other. Tip: I had to use toothpicks to the back edge when I put the halves on top of each other. I broke toothpicks in half (3) and used them to make the mouth more sturdy on the back side of the mouth.
For “fangs” we took 2 almond slivers and dipped one side of them in the red icing. This worked like a glue to hold the almond sliver in place between the cookie and the marshmallows.
And that’s that! No baking involved! I love that this halloween recipe was easy for my three-year-old AND my six-year-old. They liked being in charge of placing the marshmallows, counting their marshmallows to see who had more teeth, and basically just marshmallows in general, haha! Halloween baking has become one of our family’s favorite fall traditions.