Well, here's another one of those times.... I just love simple ideas that really have a big WOW factor. Like these amazing Blood Splatter Cookies! They look devilishly delish, and couldn't be more simple to make!
Start out with your favorite sugar cookie recipe (fear not, if you don't have one, The Queen is always here to help) some homemade icing, and red food coloring. Or you could go even easier, and buy iced sugar cookies, and just add the blood splatter.... whatever works best for you.
If you don't have your own.... here's my favorite sugar cookie and icing recipes:
Sugar Cookie Ingredients (Recipe makes 2 dozen large cookies)
1 cup butter (softened)
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour and baking powder, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the heavy cream. Cover dough, and chill for 2 to 3 hours, until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with a round cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottoms and edges of cookies are light brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.
2 cups confectioners' sugar