Free Halloween goodies to you from Wicked Good Kitchen!
Many moons ago, I designed a whimsical line of copper cookie cutters for the autumn and winter holidays. Back in the day (circa 2000), they were lovingly handcrafted by America’s Coppersmith, Michael Bonne, here in Indiana, in his hometown of Knightstown.
Back then, Michael did wholesale contract work for Williams-Sonoma, Martha Stewart, Eleni’s Bakery in New York and Eddie Bauer as well as only a handful of small organizations. Back then, decorated cookies ruled my world much as the way they do with my fellow food blogging pals, Bridget of Bake at 350 and Marian of Sweetopia. I was always knee deep or up to my elbows in royal icing in all the colors of the rainbow!
Today, I am featuring my Halloween Trick-or-Treater designs in the form of printable Halloween Trick or Treater Cookie Cutter Templates. There are eight (8) designs in all to include the following: Pumpkin Boy, Ghost Kid, Wee Fairy, Pudgy Clown, Wee Princess, Kitty Cat, Robot Boy and Treat Bag.
The recipe featured with this set is Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Cutouts, which I will be featuring in my next post as well as my recipe for Classic Royal Icing which was featured on the recipe and how-to card for Decorating Cookies with excellent tips for cookie decorating success.
When I designed this set of Halloween Trick-or-Treater cookie cutters, there were no Halloween trick-or-treater cookie cutter designs in the marketplace—whether made of simple metals, plastic or copper. Despite my searches, only traditional Halloween cookie cutter shapes such as bats, cats, pumpkins, owls, witch’s hats, etc. could be found.
Right then and there, I knew that I had some great design ideas to bring to fruition and my quest was born to design an entire line of holiday copper cookie cutters!
As you can see (above, in the first image), my design for Kitty Cat was greatly influenced by the work of Maurice Sendak, who both authored and illustrated the iconic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. Maurice not only captured the hearts and minds of children around the world, his book was Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal. In 1970, Sendak became the first American illustrator to receive the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, given in recognition of his entire body of work. In 1983, he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, also given for his entire body of work.
Where the Wild Things Are was my favorite picture storybook when I was a little girl!
Here at Wicked Good Kitchen, we thank our little paper fairy, her magic pixel wand and little black cat, Sasha (read: me, ha!), for digitally converting these whimsical Halloween Trick or Treater Cookie Cutter Templates as our free printable Halloween gift to you!
To use the Halloween Trick or Treater Cookie Cutter Templates: Simply download the .pdf files via the links below and print from your printer using 90-pound “index card stock” paper. By using card stock, this will create a thicker paper to trace around. Carefully use a sharp paring knife to cut out cookies using the templates as a guide. Then, bake and decorate your Halloween cutout cookies to your heart’s content!
Enjoy these sweet Halloween Trick or Treater Cookie Cutter Templates and have fun making decorated cookies for the upcoming Halloween holiday!
Download the free printables by clicking the links below:
Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the templates.
Please do not use for commercial or resale use. If you do, The Wicked Witch of the West will cast an evil spell and curse on you!