Cookie Decorating Made Easy With Hefty® Slider Bags

October 12, 2016

*Special thanks to Hefty® for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*Hefty Slider Bags
Halloween is less than three weeks away and I couldn’t be more excited! For one thing, I’m heading to Disneyland next weekend for Mickey’s Halloween Party (this will be my second year in a row attending!). I absolutely love the Disney Parks during the holidays (especially during Halloween time!). Halloween time at Disneyland means plenty of gorgeous Halloween decorations, yummy seasonal treats and the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy! What’s NOT to love about that? If that wasn’t enough, immediately after I return from my trip California I’m heading to the Bahamas! I’m super excited because this be my first time on a cruise and my first time visiting the Bahamas! Since I’ll be in the Bahamas on Halloween (and not with friends and family), I decided to have an impromptu Halloween cookie decorating party last weekend (because who doesn’t love decorating cookies?)!Hefty Slider Bags
Since the cookie decorating party was a pretty last minute decision, I decided to run to Walmart and pick up a few vital supplies before my guests arrived. Whenever I’m baking large quantiles of something (we wound up baking three dozen cookies), I always make sure to pick up some Hefty® Slider Bags. Hefty® Slider Bags cost less than Ziploc® Slider Bags, when comparing the same type of bag (freezer/storage) and size (quart/gallon) of the closest price point. Hefty® Slider Bags are strong thanks to the MaxLock® track design. They’re also great at storing any leftovers (they’re also great for cookie decorating!). Cookie Decorating Made Easy With Hefty® Slider Bags
Since I already had plenty of food coloring on hand, I ended up picking up some cookie dough (one of these days I’ll learn to make cookies from scratch but for now, premade dough will have to do), icing (butter cream is an absolute MUST) and some Hefty® Slider Bags!
halloween cookies
Is it just me or do cute cookie cutters make everything better? Since Halloween is coming up (and it was a Halloween cookie decorating party), I decided to use my bat, spider, cauldron and pumpkin shaped cookie cutters.Hefty® Slider Bags
While the cookies were baking, I gathered up some food coloring so I could mix it with the icing. Since I decided to make three different batches of icing (a purple one, a green one and an orange one), I grabbed three Hefty® Slider Bags!Hefty Freezer Slider BagsCookie Decorating With Hefty Slider Bags
Once I was done mixing in the food coloring, I put each of the three different icings in gallon-sized Hefty® Slider Bags and sealed them off.Cookie Decorating Made Easy With Hefty® Slider Bags
Who said Halloween bats couldn’t be purple?Cookie Decorating Made Easy With Hefty® Slider BagsCookie Decorating Made Easy With Hefty® Slider Bags
Once the icing was properly sealed in the Hefty® Slider Bags, I snipped a small corner of the bag’s bottom so I could have easy detailing control over my cookies (how adorable is that little pumpkin? As some of you may know, I’m not a big fan of pumpkin flavored things BUT I am a fan of pumpkin shaped sugar cookies!).Storing Cookies in Hefty Slider Bags
Since there were so many cookies left over (I guess we didn’t need three dozen cookies after all),  I grabbed a few extra Hefty® Slider Bags so I could freeze the remaining cookies (don’t worry, they reheat beautifully!). Just even an fyi though, frosting and icing do not freeze well, so if you’re making sugar cookies ahead of time and freezing them, wait to decorate them! 

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