Unless you are a die hard Harry Potter fan, you have no idea what that symbol means.
It’s kinda like belonging to the cool kids club, you gotta be in the know. Of course, HP fans will also notice that the cookies are in Gryffindor colors, again, you gotta be a cool kid to know that.
I made these for my son’s Harry Potter birthday party last year, to rave reviews from all the kids.
The kids were all totally hip and recognize the symbol instantly.
I’m as hip and cool as 8 year olds.
Since they are the Deathly Hallows symbol, they are a perfect fit for your Halloween treat table and a lovely surprise for any guests who are Harry Potter fans. I used my lemon sugar cookie recipe – which is the best tasting sugar cookie ever, no word of a lie- and a great icing recipe, see below.
- 1 1/2 cups butter softened
- 3 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 zest of one whole lemon
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar together well, then add in your eggs.
- Once the eggs are completely mixed in, add in your vanilla.
Shred an entire lemon onto the mix, which means taking a lemon, and grating all the yellow part off. This is really what adds the lemon flavor, don't skimp on the lemon.
Whisk your dry ingredients together.
Add the dry in slowly to the wet mixture, little by little. This is where you are going to work those arm muscles; I wouldn't use a mixer at all with this recipe, they would be far too fluffy for rolling and cutting shapes out of.
You can either cover the dough or put it into a plastic bag, and refrigerate it for at least an hour.
A handy tip for cutting out sugar cookies is to roll the dough onto your parchment paper about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, cut out your shapes, then remove the excess dough, leaving the shapes untouched and unmoved on the parchment, then just lift and place onto a baking sheet. Easy! For the Deathly Hallows Cookies, roll out the cookies to your desired thickness (these make great thick cookies!) and cut out a circle with a glass.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven until the edges just barely start to get brown, about 6-8 minutes.
- Let them cool on racks and mix up your icing.
Sugar Cookie Icing Ingredients
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
assorted icing coloring
Mix them together.
The above is the base for the icing, in order to get thinner icing I added a little more milk until I could dip my cookies into the icing, and let them drip off, getting this beautiful glazed coating below. Do NOT put in more corn syrup, it will never harden and set properly. So add milk very little by little until you get the consistency you need.
These were a snap to make, talk about the easiest Harry Potter birthday cookies ever. The beauty is that every Harry Potter fan knows what this symbol is, even the 8 & 9-year-old kids at the party were exclaiming “Cool! That’s the Deathly Hallows!!!” when reaching for the plate of cookies.
I chose to do them in the Gryffindor House colors, or as close as I could get, crimson and gold.
Dip the cookies in the crimson colored icing and place on waxed paper to start drying. By the time you are finished doing that, you can turn around and mix up your gold icing. I used a very small round icing tip, otherwise the lines will spread out too much on the cookies. Fill up the icing bag (with that small round tip on!) and start drawing the Deathly Hallows symbol on them.
These should be dried overnight, but I used a fan on them for 4 hours to dry them out.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Who’s getting excited for Halloween? Between the kids school dance on Friday, my open house on Saturday and then the actual day of, I’m…
…completely panicking that my costume isn’t done yet.
Today Shall Be Known As Finish Your Flippin’ Costume Already Magpie3