There is just *something* about biting into a buttercream frosted cookie that makes me happy. Last night, I tried eating just half of one. Is there any doubt in your mind as to whether I went back for that second half? ;)
I so, so love buttercream roses, but we are coming up on Halloween after all. I used this recipe from Imperial Sugar. It's an all-butter buttercream, so it stays nice and soft.
For the pumpkins, I used #15 and #16 star tips to decorate and then and #2 tip for the stem.
For the spiderwebs, I spread on a base coat of frosting with an offset spatula, then piped a spiderweb shape for the outer black outline using a #2 tip. I piped two circles inside that, then used a toothpick to drag the circles toward each outer point. I added the spider with the same tip.
PS...I use Americolor food coloring with buttercream just like I do with royal icing. For these cookies, I used Orange (tinting it two shades), Super Black, and Leaf Green.
Buttercream frosted cookies. Tell me you love them, too!