Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies

It’s been a crazy few weeks, with little time for baking. Luckily, I had sugar cookie dough in the freezer , so I was able to whip up a little Halloween-week magic for the kids while they were carving their pumpkins. Here’s the how-to, with a gallery of cookie pics and this year’s pumpkin handiwork below. If you don’t have time to make your own cookie dough or icing, just swap out the recipe below for a store-bought roll of sugar cookie dough, a large tube of white and a small tube of black decorator icing!

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Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies

makes 24-30 cookies recipe may be doubled
Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season


  • a chopstick, skewer or straw
  • small or medium sized gingerbread-man cookie cutter


  • 2/3 c unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 - 2 c icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • milk by the tablespoon full
  • black sugar or black sprinkles


Make the Dough

  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Sift in the baking powder, salt, and flour and mix.
  • Once the dough forms into a ball, wrap it in plastic film and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
  • or
  • buy a roll of pre-made sugar cookie dough.

Create and Bake your Mummy Cookies

  • Roll refrigerated dough to between 1/4 and 1/8 of an inch.
  • To make things quick and easy, I roll my dough between waxed paper sheets.
  • Cut cookies with gingerbread-man cutter, and place them on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes [or according to package directions]
  • Cool on wire racks.

Make the Mummy "Bandages"

  • Prepare icing by mixing icing sugar with vanilla.
  • Add milk 1 tbs at a time until you have a thick but squeezable icing.
  • Place icing in a pastry bag with a small circular tip, a squeeze bottle, or a plastic bag with one small corner sliced off.
  • Squeeze icing across each cookie in somewhat irregular horizontal strokes.
  • or
  • Squeeze white decorator icing across each cookie in somewhat irregular horizontal strokes.

Make the Mummy Eyes

  • Pour some black sugar crystals or sprinkles into a small ramekin or bowl.
  • Wet the tip of a chopstick, skewer or straw slightly and dip in sugar or sprinkles.
  • Use the sugar-dusted stick to dot black eyes on each cookie mummy.
  • or
  • Use black decorator icing to dot on the eyes!
  • ENJOY!

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Lunchbox Season Pumpkin Gallery 2012: Tobes, Bea, Papa, Mama
[Note my signature pumpkin: I make a “?” pumpkin every year!]

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