Hello dear and faithful In Katrina’s Kitchen readers! I wish I was visiting you today because Katrina was off on a ’round-the-world trip or something equally exciting and not because she’s trapped in the hospital. I know very well what our beloved blogger is enduring, having gone through much of the same over the years, and so my heart is especially full with thoughts of Katrina, and I’m sending her super-duper, mighty big, virtual hugs. While she’s speedily recovering (I hope), I thought I’d make her some simple, decorated cookies for Halloween.

I’m Meaghan. I blog over at the decorated cookie. I have a book out, too. It’s called Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion.

One of my all-time favorite decorating tools is the edible writer. I own dozens, hundreds, jillions!! But luckily, you only need one to make these. Just one, black edible writer (also known as a food coloring pen). You should be able to find the edible writer in the craft store, but find all you need to know about edible writers and where to find them HERE.


 To make simple Halloween cookies

You will need:*

cookie dough

circle cookie cutter

white rolled fondant

black edible writer

frosting or icing

*You may use any size circle cookie cutter you prefer. You may also use any of your favorite recipes for cut-out cookies. (This one is my never-fail, go-to recipe.) Buy white, rolled fondant at the craft store, or, make your own. Instead of fondant, you may also prepare royal icing, tint it white and flood the cookie with the icing. Just be sure to let it dry VERY well, overnight at least. The frosting is to adhere the fondant to the cookie, so use any of your favorite recipes or even store-bought.

step one: prepare your cookies

Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe, chill, roll out, cut out circles and bake as instructed. Let cool completely.

step two: prepare your fondant

On a surface dusted with confectioner’s sugar to prevent sticking, briefly knead then roll out the fondant about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out circles using the same cutter you used for the cookies.


step three: attach the fondant

Spread a thin layer of frosting on a cookie, but don’t go quite to the edge. Place a fondant circle on top and gently press with your palm and smooth with your fingers.

step four: decorate!

Use the edible writer to draw your designs.


Here are some close-ups of the designs I made:





Get well, Katrina!! We miss you!!

Love, Meaghan