Cutout Cookie Recipes
First things first! We need to start with a delicious cookie! In the spirit of Halloween, I used our delicious chocolate cutout cookie recipe for these! I love making these cookies because they are quick with no chilling, resting or downtime. Whose got time for that?! Plus, there is no spread, and they taste like a brownie! However, you’ve always got options…lots of them! Maybe you want the perfect vanilla cookie recipe, salted caramel, pumpkin spice or another fun flavor? Our cutout cookie recipe collection is your best bet!
If you need a great royal icing recipe, I’m happy to share our exact recipe and method for how we get amazing results every time! We don’t ever struggle with craters, color bleed or any other issues that commonly plague cookiers. Cookie decorating is so much more fun when you know your icing is going to work perfectly every time! With royal icing, the ingredients and method can make or break your cookie decorating experience!
If you’ve got a recipe you love, stick with it! Or if you need help troubleshooting any royal icing issues, we do cover many of those HERE as well. Whether you use our royal icing recipe or yours, we just want you to have fun and love your results!
I want this to be easy and accessible for everyone, and a big part of the fun is your creativity! You can use any house shaped cookie cutter that you already have. I used this house cookie cutter which I’ve had in my collection for a long time. It’s perfect for a haunted house, gingerbread house and all kinds of housewarming cookies!
But there are no limits on how you use these transfers! Maybe you want do use a completely different shape! I love that!
Royal Icing Transfer Set
As I said earlier, there has been an overwhelming response to our free royal icing transfer sheet collection! If transfers are new to you, they are a fabulous way for decorators of all skill levels to be able to create awesome design elements! No projector needed! And especially if you’re new to cookie decorating, it’s a great way to practice, learn consistencies and create cool designs. No risk of ruining a cookie! This royal icing transfer tutorial is very helpful to learn exactly how to make transfers.
Haunted House Royal Icing Transfers
These transfer sheets will help you create awesome design elements like these!
Tips for Haunted House Royal Icing Transfers
Since we’re working within the space of a haunted house shape, some of the designs are small. Keep this in mind when cutting your hole in your decorating bag (if using tipless bags). You’ll want to use a small tip for easier piping of the designs.
I use a slightly thicker consistency, so the transfers keep their shape and good dimension. If your icing is pooling, add more powdered sugar for a thicker consistency.
I always use food-safe sheet protectors for my royal icing transfers. Specifically, THESE ones which are made from food-safe materials and can be wiped clean in between uses as well. If you choose to use parchment or wax paper, just know that it may curl from the moisture and the backs of your transfers may not be completely flat. I’d recommend taping those types of sheets in place to try to minimize the curling.
Let your transfers dry up to 24 hours before removing. And be sure to peel the sheet away from the transfer and not the other way around.
Can’t Wait To See Your Designs!
And PLEASE let me know if this was fun! If you guys like this kind of thing, I can create all kinds of other royal icing transfer theme sets! Gingerbread houses would be fun this holiday season!
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