Vampire Cookies (gluten and dairy free)

DIY Vampire Cookies for Halloween (GF, DF)

First off, welcome to The Wanderlust Celiac’s new home! Now that you’re here, we’re going to head over to Fiesta Friday because this week I’m co-hosting with Mila @ milkandbun. And, it’s going to be a lively party! More details on that below. For now, let’s start baking! 

If you hadn’t noticed from my Instagram page, I am more than psyched for Halloween. Last year, I dressed up as Olaf, participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project, and made some fruity Halloween Treats. Now, this year, we’re trying to top it!

So how are we going to make Halloween 2015 the best one yet?! Well, my friend and I are working on a new Disney duo costume. And, this year we’re going to create even more festive treats. We’re starting off with these vampire cookies. 

Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
Vampire Cookies! Scary or cute? It all depends upon who is your favorite vampire.

Vampire cookies are quite popular throughout the web. The best guide I found was a video by Geeks of Doom. What makes my vampire cookies even more special?! They meet the needs of multiple food allergies with my delicious chocolate chip cookies! I even included links to products that will allow my vegan friends to modify this recipe.

Without further ado, let’s head to the kitchen!

And, now for the printable recipe!

Vampire Cookies

 

Allergens: Celiac friendly. Contains Tree Nuts (Almond) and Egg. (It can be made egg free with a different cookie and the vegan links below.) Always pick specific ingredients that meet your own dietary requirements. 

Ingredients

Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
Everything You Need to Make Vampire Cookies

* You’ll also need a frosting bag or a small baggie with a hole cut in the end to work as a frosting bag!

Procedure

  1. Bake your cookies. Here’s the recipe that I used.  Give them plenty of time (at least one hour) to cool.Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
  2. Prep your remaining ingredients.
    • Blanch the almonds (if they came whole). To do this place them in boiling water for 60-90 seconds, once strained they should pop right out of their shell. Pat the almonds dry with a paper towel.
    • Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
      Blanched Almonds
    • Dye half of the frosting red.
    • Place the red frosting in one frosting bag, and the white frosting in another frosting bag.
  3. Cut your cookies in half.

    Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
    You can use a ziplock as a frosting bag!
  4. Trace the arc of the cookie with red food dye, and add a dot behind it for an extra marshmallow.

    Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
    The dot in the back is for a marshmallow that will stabilize the cookie sandwich.
  5. Place the marshmallows down on the red frosting!  This should take approximately six mini marshmallows. However, all you need to do is make sure that you have two centered front teeth. The number of marshmallows is insignificant.
    Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
    You’ll need mini marshmallows, the regular sized ones are far too big!

    Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
    Let them have teeth!
  6. Cut almond slivers/quarters.

    Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
    Slicing the Almond
  7. Squeeze white frosting onto the outer sides of your two front teeth (aka: marshmallows). Attach the almond slivers. These are your fangs, so you want the pointed end facing downward!

    Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
    Ta da!
  8. Let the vampire cookies dry before eating them. Enjoy!

    Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
    Vampire Cookies! Scary or cute? It all depends upon who is your favorite vampire.

Easy, right?! My friend and I were quite convinced these would be one of those cases where you see something cute online, but end up producing an absolute mess. I’m proud to report that these came out just fine on our first try. Plus, while most cookie sandwiches use two cookies by cutting these in half, you’re treat is actually a reasonable serving size.

Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
Straight on View of Vampire Cookies
Want to add a spooky treat to your Halloween festivities?! Try these vampire cookies! They’re easy to make and kid friendly. Post includes a great gluten and dairy free cookie recipe too.
Pin it!

 

I’m of course bringing these to Fiesta Friday! This blog link-up is super simple to join and filled with some of the best company on the web.

To add your link go to the Fiesta Friday homepage. It can be about anything that you want to bring to the party: food, decorations, stories, photographs, etc. (There are a few guidelines you must follow to be featured.)

Lastly, be sure to tag your post with “Fiesta Friday” and link back to the hosting blogs, so we can come stop by. (That’s the Novice Gardener, Mila, and me!)

Learn to make your own Vampire Cookies this Halloween. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free, AND includes suggestions to help you make these vegan as well.
Edward Cullen would be jealous.

Lastly, if you’re handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, please consider participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! This project supports kids with food allergies. All you need to do is provide some non-food treats in another bowl, and put a sign/teal pumpkin outside your door. This simple action could make a child’s night! 🙂

Happy Cooking, and have a wonderful weekend!

* Also shared over at Vegetarian Mama’s Gluten Free Fridays! Come check out this link up too!

32 thoughts on “DIY Vampire Cookies for Halloween (GF, DF)

    1. Thanks, Alexandra! I’m already in the Halloween spirit, and it’s still 3 weeks away. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for reading! 🎃👻

  1. Cute, definitely!! So cute I’m not showing these to my daughter ‘coz she’ll ask for them for sure. Or maybe I should. They seem easy and fun to make 🙂

    1. Thanks, Angie! They’re super easy! My friend and I were quite nervous that they would be a flop, but fortunately they’re pretty hard to mess up. Hope you have a fantastic weekend! 🎃

    1. Thanks, Julie! They were a lot of fun to make too!! I’m hoping to make some more Halloween treats before the holiday comes. Next up, witches’ cauldrons. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🎃👻

  2. Hey-hey! 🙂 I’m glad co-hosting with you at FF! I guess we will consume so many treats… that I’m afraid after all I have to go on a diet! 😀

  3. Ooo 🙂 If we were home for Halloween I would’ve made these for the annual party we go to! They’re so cool! Love the video too 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday (and for co-hosting)! 🙂

    1. Awh, thanks! Maybe you can make them next year!! I find it so much easier to learn from a video, so I like having that option around for my readers when possible. Happy FF, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend. 😀

    1. Thanks, Jenny! They were a lot of fun. I’m working on witches’ cauldrons for this week, but we’ll see how they come out. Hope you have a fun weekend with your family!! 😀

    1. Thanks, Suchitra! This is about as scary as I get. I’m definitely not the horror movie type! Hopefully, you’ve had an amazing weekend! 👻🎃

  4. These cookies are awesome!! I have a friend who is gluten intolerant and who absolutely loves Halloween. I’m going to tell her to check out your site, since you seem to have Halloween covered!

    1. Awh, thanks CakePants! I’m super pumped for Halloween!! Tell her to let me know if she has any extra questions about ingredients or anything like that too. 🙂

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