This Halloween, give sugar cookies a spooky spin with this movie-themed project. Inspired by hit horror film Us, these cookies pay homage to memorable moments and props from the film and movie poster. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or, if you're in a pinch, use store-bought mix. Either way, your guests will surely be tethered to the dessert table with these tasty treats.
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Things You'll Need
Sugar cookie dough
Gold sequin sprinkles
Gingerbread cookie cutter
Scissors cookie cutter
Small oval cookie cutter
Parchment paper or silicone mat
All-purpose flour, for rolling cookie dough
Sprinkle flour on a silicone mat or parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into an even layer.
Using the cookie cutters, cut out gingerbread men and scissors. Re-roll the remaining dough and cut out more pieces. You'll need at least four gingerbread men to recreate the tethered paper cutout from the movie.
To minimize sticking while cutting the dough, dip the cookie cutter into flour.
Bake according to your recipe's directions. Let the cookies cool completely.
Roll out the red fondant on parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Cut out gingerbread men cookie shapes. Re-roll the remaining fondant and cut out more pieces.
Spread a light layer of frosting onto each gingerbread man cookie. This will help "glue" the fondant to the cookie.
Add the red fondant, gently pressing to evenly spread it across the cookie. Repeat with the remaining gingerbread men cookies. Set aside.
Roll out the gold fondant on parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Cut out scissor shapes. Again, you can re-roll the leftover fondant and cut out more pieces.
Using the small oval cookie cutter, cut out two ovals in the scissors' handles. You can also use a knife to slice out ovals.
Spread a light layer of frosting onto the each scissors cookie.
Add the gold fondant to the cookie, gently pressing to spread it evenly. Next, using the paintbrush, apply a bit of water to the center of the fondant.
Place a gold sequin sprinkle to the center of the cookie. Repeat with the remaining scissors cookies.