Gingerbread haunted house cookie


I am so happy that in my family we finally had the time to build this haunted house, as you can see here in my blog, I love to make and build gingerbread houses and I will explain tell 4 mainly reasons why I love to make them. 

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Gingerbread haunted house @www.thecookiecouture.com

  • The gingerbread cookie dough it is super simple and fast to do you don't need a mixer and is ready in a jiffy. 

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  • You can make a ginger bread house for any occasion, it does not have to be just for Christmas season. 
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  • When I make gingerbread houses I need help and it is always a family project, so I love the part that is a very social activity and it requires team work to be successful in building it.

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  • LOVE how my house smell when the cookies are baking!

I think that if I think a little bit more I still can find more reasons why I love to make this kind of cookies. 

In this project I used a lot of edible glitter, sanding sugars and royal icing. 

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For this occasion we made a Haunted mansion gingerbread house, it was not very easy, because it was a rainy day, I made the cookies with a lot of intricate cut-outs and this make the cookies very fragile, but after all the house came out really nice. 

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I recommend that when you are going to make gingerbread houses make 2 pieces of each piece of your house, so if one breaks, so have an extra piece. 


I also like that when you are building it, you need to be creative and think out of the box and find little things the can help you support all the pieces in place. 


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This Halloween might be very different for most of all of us, but we will need to find a way to still have fun and visit with our neighbors and be sweet with the kids in our neighborhood in a safe way.  

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I think building this little haunted house will be a great activity for all ages in this Tick or Treat 2020!



Trick or treat "Piñata style " favor

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Few years ago I purchased a kit to make a mini piñata, and finally I had the time to make it, it was really nice that everything came already cut and it was very easy to assemble. 

I really like the idea of the piñata to put some of the candy cookies I made. 

Here is the video and you can see how I made it!


While making the mini piñata, I came with the idea to make a little "Piñata style" Trick or treat favor using a cookie cutter as the template and some black tissue paper. 

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Let me show you how I did it, for the project  you will need:


  • Black card stock
  • Black tissue paper
  • String
  • Any kind of crafts eyes
  • Candies
  • Scissors
  • Ruller
  • Puncher
  • Glue or hot gun

Here are some pictures of how I did it.


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I used a cat cookie cutter as a template, then I cut the cat. 

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Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com


I cut 1 in strips of tissue paper and cut 1/4 in fringes. 





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Then I started glueing the paper to the cat starting from the bottom.


Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com


Then I made some holes in the top of the cat to pulled the string to hang the "Piñata".



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Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

Then I put the eyes and in the back I glue the cookie bag.
 
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Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com




Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

And that was it! It is really simple and looks cute, they will look cute hanging on a tree so the kids can come and pick one, or two. 

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com



Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com




Let's make some candy "cookies" for your trick or treaters!

Candy shaped decorated cookies @ www.thecookiecouture.comI have been thinking about how different this Halloween will be, this is the time of the year that we like to buy some candies for the kids that live in our neighborhood.  We will need to think in a creative "COVID" safe idea on how to give them some treats. 

I have very sweet memories of my daughter coming back from Trick or treat and check all the goodies she got, I remember my husband having the first pick on the candy mountain.

These cookies that I made are inspired in those moments, these cookies are a lot of fun to do and if you invite your kids to make them, for sure they will enjoy it! 

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Don't worry if you don't have candy shaped cookie cutters, for these cookies I used very basic geometric shapes cookie cutters, like circles, triangles and rectangles.  You can also have a math teaching time while cutting out the cookies.