You May Have All the Ingredients to Make Disney Jack Skull Sugar Cookies

Have you ever heard the saying: "May is the new October?" No? Well, you might start hearing it now! Disneyland has announced that it will celebrate the halfway mark of Halloween this year, bringing some fall cheer to patrons stuck at home. They intend to achieve this by releasing some of the best Halloween themed merchandise. One of them is their adorable Jack Skull Sugar Cookie. We you can smell Halloween in the air already.

This isn't the first time Disney has released a sugar cookie recipe, but as part of the half-way through Halloween, the company decided to re-release some of its fall favorites. While sugar cookies can be made any time of year, it can be fun to take a break from the holidays and hop on the Halloween train. (This doesn’t mean you should go trick-or-treating).

Sugar cookies are easy to make. Making cookies requires all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. To make the frosting, you'll need eggs, powdered sugar, almond extract, and black food coloring paste.

To start making the cookies, place the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir everything together. After that, melt the butter and put it in an electric mixing bowl along with some sugar. Then, stir in the eggs and vanilla extract. You'll also want to add the flour mixture in three parts.

Once the dough is mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for an hour. Once out of the oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit while you prepare the dough. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use a round cookie cutter to wrap around the cookie circles. Then, place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown.

While you're letting the cookies cool, you can make the frosting. Add the egg whites to an electric mixing bowl and beat until it has a frothy consistency. Then, add the powdered sugar little by little until the mixture is thick but still spreadable. This is the icing on your cake. Place a third of the frosting in another bowl and add the black food coloring paste to the rest of the frosting. Stir the paste until the entire mixture turns black.

When the cookies and frosting are done, all that's left to do is decorate. Even if you're not an artist, it's easy to draw Skeleton Jack well.

First, spread the cooled cookies with white frosting. Place them in the refrigerator to dry. Then, place the black icing in a piping bag and use it to draw ice cubes, nostrils, and sew-on mouths on each cookie. Whether you want Skeleton Jack to look cute or scary, it's entirely up to you. Mix it up if you want!

The Disneyland recipe makes 18 cookies, so you'll have plenty to share with the whole family. But if you choose to celebrate half of Halloween alone, that means more cookies for you.