Halloween wouldn't be complete without Jack Skellington in this house. My kids all love him. He's eerie and creepy....all the things a teenager loves.
I really think The Nightmare Before Christmas gets played at least once a week. I don't like anything remotely scary.
It's the closest thing to a scary movie I want to see. Now I know it's not really a "horror" film, but it's as close to one as I'm watching.
I can't watch scary movies. Not happening! It's bad enough my mind is constantly wondering....thinking crazy things. I think I'm scared of everything. Which is the reason I don't watch the news at all. I'm constantly thinking something bad is going to happen. Wondering if someone is going to break in and slaughter us all.
I bet all the years of watching scary movies contributed to my warped sense of thinking.....I know it did. I still get scared watching Nightmare on Elm Street.......you know it scared you back in the day too.
And camping in the woods......nope.....Jason cured that.
So I will stay in my nice, safe, slaughter free zone at home and bake you cookies. Things are much better this way.
To make Jack Skellington cookies you will need:
round scalloped edged cookies or shape of your choosing
purple royal icing
white royal icing
black royal icing
For recipe on Royal icing see my royal icing tutorial.
Cut, bake, and cool cookies.
In center of cookie make a circle outline in black royal icing. Don't worry your circle doesn't have to be perfect...Jack's face isn't completely round. Let dry for about 30 minutes.
Fill circle with white flood icing. While icing is still wet add eyes, nose and mouth on Jack.
outline cookie with purple royal icing. Let dry 15-30 minutes.
Fill cookie with purple flood icing. While icing is still wet apply a few semi circles in black for webs. Drag toothpick through lines to make spider web. Let dry overnight.
~Throw on your heels and get to baking~