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Blood Splatter Cookies

These super creepy Blood Splatter Cookies, will be the talk of your Halloween party! Not only are they fun to make but delicious too!

blood splatter cookies

I’m not a blood and gore person at all but love making gruesome food. Does that even make sense?

Halloween is my favorite time of year for candy, costumes and gory food but not horror movies. I don’t like jump scares or thrillers and close my eyes when things get gruesome! But making realistic gory food I can do.

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Take for instance my Bloody Intestines recipe, where I actually sent a photo to my mom making her freak out and asked if everything was okay.

When I came about making blood splatter cookies, I was intrigued. The cookies are made with red food coloring and royal icing, and they look like they’ve been through a massacre. They’re a bit on the spooky side but definitely worth making!

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Why You Will Love These Cookies

  • Perfect for Halloween Parties: Creepy, fun and a great addition to the Halloween dessert table.
  • Easy to Make: All you have to do is bake the cookies, make the icing and decorate. It’s that simple! You can even make a day ahead!
  • Great for a Crowd: this recipes makes 16 cookies but could easily serve more. Just double or triple the recipe for more servings.

What You Will Need to Make the Cookies

  • Sweet cream butter – unsalted and softened
  • Light brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Eggs – use large eggs
  • Light corn syrup
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Hershey dark cocoa powder – this is what gives it the dark color
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt

What You Will Need to Make the Icing

  • Egg whites – use large eggs
  • Cream of tarter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Super red gel food coloring
  • Pure vanilla extract
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How to Make Blood Splatter Cookies

Be sure to scroll down to get the full recipe!

  • Prep: Preheat oven and line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine: Beat together butter, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt and baking soda. Beat in the dry ingredients.
  • Bake: Scoop cookies onto sheet and baked till cooked through.
  • Decorate: Once cookies are cooled, make royal icing and splatter cookies.

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Add the icing as soon as you make it to avoid it drying out and clumping in the piping bag.
  • Allow cookies to cook completely before icing.
  • Try different shaped cookies using Halloween cookie cutters. These vampire teeth cookie cutters with some red icing would be a fun idea!
  • Try different flavor cookies such as sugar cookies with white icing and red splatter icing.
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Blood Splatter Cookies

Yield: Makes 16 Cookies

These super creepy Blood Splatter Cookies, will be the talk of your Halloween party! Not only are they fun to make but delicious too!

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup Hershey dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Super red gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt and baking soda. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms.
    4. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out dough mound. Roll into a ball using your hands and place onto the cookie sheet. Lightly press down to make a thick disk.
    5. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until firm around the edge. Allow to cool completely before adding icing.
    6. Using a standing mixer, beat egg white, cream of tartar, powdered sugar, and vanilla until combined and holds a soft peak, about 5 - 7 minutes. If too runny, beat in another ½ cup powdered sugar.
    7. Mix in 5-7 drops or more if needed of super red food coloring till it looks dark as blood.
    8. Beat in about 2 tablespoons of water to ‘thin’ the icing out and falls off a spoon like lava.
    9. For this messy part, cover the area with trash bags.
    10. Dip a fork into red icing and fling at the cookies to create a blood splatter look.
    11. Be creative with your blood splatter! Once your cookies are covered in red icing allow to dry 1 hour before serving!

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