Sugar Mommas’ are famous for their Halloween creations. Sugar Mommas’ Halloween Cookie Squish is another favorite among the kids (and adults)
You will need:
Colored Sugar Cookies (recipe below) *
Food Coloring (black, orange, green) *
Whipped Cream or Cool Whip *
White frosting *
Halloween Icing Decorations (witch, ghost, mummy, bat) *
Halloween sprinkles (colored sugars, Confetti, Nonpareils, decorative mix) *
Sugar Mommas’ BASIC Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies
2 ½ c. flour *
1 tsp. baking powder *
1 tsp. salt *
¾ c. unsalted butter, room temperature *
1 c. granulated sugar *
2 large eggs *
1 tsp. vanilla (or ½ tsp. almond extract) *
* Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl and set aside.
* Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture until well combined.
* Add your food coloring (green, black, or orange) one or two drops at a time. On low speed, blend color thoroughly into cookie mixture. Continue to add coloring drop by drop until desired color is reached. If you wish to make multiple colors, remove dough from bowl and only work with a portion of the plain, uncolored dough at a time. When done, remove dough and roll into a ball. Flatten like a disk. Wrap with plastic and chill dough at least one hour or overnight.
* Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly flour a cutting board or work surface. Roll out dough 1/8” thick. Dip 3” cookie round cutter (or desired shape) into the flour. Cut dough. Transfer shapes to a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Repeat until all of the dough is used. Bake 6-8 minutes until the edges begin to turn golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Buy ready-made sugar cookie in the refrigerator section of the market. You may have to use food coloring to get colored Halloween cookies.
Buy Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Pals orange colored sugar cookies (pumpkin faces). Bring the dough to room temperature. Take out the sheet of dough (pumpkin faces). Mash it all together in a ball, wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate until ready to use. Tell your kids you made orange cookie dough while they were at school (we don’t advocate lying to your children, but if they think you’re a domestic goddess on top of Super Mom, then what’s the harm?).
NOTE: Baked cookies can be stored in an airtight container, between layers of parchment paper until ready to use.
Assemble Cookie Squish
* Put all of your sprinkles into separate bowls and set them aside.
* With a knife or small spatula, put a small amount of white frosting on the top center of a sugar cookie. Put a Halloween icing decoration (sugar lay on, such as a witch, ghost, mummy, bat, etc) on top of the frosting. Let it set 5 minutes.
* Take one non-decorated cookie and gently lay it flat side up. Place a whopping dollop of Cool Whip or other whipped topping on top. Squish the decorated cookie on top of the whipped topping, making a “sandwitch.” It’s perfectly fine to have whipped topping oozing out of the sides.
* Roll the sides of the cookie sandwich into a dish of sprinkles. Set aside on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You can refrigerate these cookies until the topping is firm, or if you can’t wait, take a bite!
Sugar Mommas’ Note:
You can replace the whipped topping with softened ice cream. If so, place the finished cookies in a Ziploc in the freezer until they set. We found the kids prefer the whipped topping as it’s easier to work with, i.e. SQUISH.
The Sugar Mommas
After graduating law school together, Kimberly and Jenna went off to practice law…for a while. Then Kimberly became a fudge queen while Jenna became a rock star. After having two delicious sons, in 2005 Kimberly “Momma” Reiner started a cottage industry – Momma Reiner’s Fudge – which was recently featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Also, Kimberly has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, making her fudge right alongside Martha. Jenna has been the lead singer of all female rock group Vixen since 2001. Recently, Jenna became a mom with the birth of her scrumptious son. After many years, Jenna and Kimberly hooked up over a love of sugar and became the Sugar Mommas: life’s too short to not be sweet!.The Sugar Mommas website is SugarSugarRecipes.com