Mummy Cookies for Halloween Thermomix

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Mummy cookies are a fun idea for Halloween. Simply repurpose a gingerbread man cookie cutter and add royal icing to mimick a bandaged body.

Gingerbread men decorated with icing to ;ook like mummy cookies for Halloween

Homemade cookies are the best!! These mummy cookies would make a fabulous addition to your child’s lunchbox in the lead up to Halloween. Seriously!! What would your child say when they opened their lunch box and saw a bandaged mummy with googly eyes looking up at them!?!

To make the cookies I have used my trusty, never fail sugar cookie dough and added cocoa powder because I like the contrast between the dark cookie dough and the white icing.  You could just use my regular sugar dough recipe if you would prefer, or divide the dough in half and add cocoa powder to one half only.

Icing the Mummy Cookies

Tips for icing the cookies:

  • use a flat tip for the bandages. If you use a round tip it will look like the mummy is covered in a string, not bandages, The flat tip looks like a letterbox slit.
  • place the icing in the piping bag as soon as it is made.  Royal icing sets quickly!
  • Once you start piping bandages onto a mummy try not to break the flow of icing. Stopping and starting on a mummy can get a little messy. 

Mummy Jokes

I can’t resist sharing some bad jokes about mummies… they’re very much “dad jokes” but a bit of fun for Halloween.

Q: Why were ancient Egyptian children confused?
A: Because their daddies were mummies!

Q: Where do mummies go for a swim?
A: To the dead sea!

Q: What is the most important day in Egypt?
A: Mummy’s Day!

Q: Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?
A: They’re too wrapped up in themselves!

Q: What kind of music do mummies like most?
A: Wrap music!

Q: What is mummy’s favourite kind of coffee?
A: De-coffin-ated!

Q: How do you use an ancient Egyptian doorbell?
A: Toot-and-come-in!

Q: What do you get if you cross an Egyptian mummy with a car mechanic?
A: Toot and Car Man!

Yep! Okay, I think I’ve tortured everyone enough, take a look at the recipe below.

Spooky mummy cookies on a white background with spiders

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Gingerbread men decorated with icing to ;ook like mummy cookies for Halloween

Mummy Cookies For Halloween

Julie Carlyle
Mummy cookies are a fun idea for Halloween. Simply repurpose a gingerbread man cookie cutter and add royal icing to mimick a bandaged body.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Biscuits, Lunchbox, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 156 kcal



Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 170 g salted butter cut into cubes
  • 150 g white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 285 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbs cocoa chocolate powder

Royal Icing

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 210 g pure icing sugar

Candy Eyes


    • Place the butterfly whisk in the TM bowl.
    • Add butter and sugar in TM Bowl. Cream 1 min/Speed 4.
    • Scrape down the bowl.
    • Add the egg and vanilla paste. Beat 15 sec/Speed 4.
    • Remove the butterfly whisk.
    • Add flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Select dough mode 20 sec.
    • Scrape down the bowl. Select dough mode 20 sec.
    • Divide the dough in half and wrap each ball in plastic wrap.
    • Flatten the ball to 1 cm thickness and refrigerate until firm
    • Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celsius
    • Prepare a cookie slide with baking paper.
    • Remove dough from the fridge and use a rolling pin to flatten to 3/4 of a cm thickness.
    • Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to form shapes in the dough
    • Transfer the cookies to the prepared tray.
    • Bake 10-15 minutes. Leave on the cookie slide to cool fully.

    Royal Icing

    • Place butterfly whisk in TM Bowl.
    • Add egg white and lemon juice to TM bowl. Beat 30 sec/Speed 4.
    • Remove Butterfly and add icing sugar. Beat 20 sec/Speed 4.
    • Scrape down the bowl. Beat 10 sec/Speed 4.


    • Place the royal icing into a piping bag with a flat tip.
    • Add a dot of icing to the back of the candy eyes. Place each eye in position on the gingerbread man. The icing will stick the eyes to the cookie.
    • Zig zag icing over the gingerbread man to resemble bandages. Allow the icing to set before moving the mummies.
    • Store in an airtight container for up to a week.


    Always flatten the cookie dough prior to resting in the fridge. The dough will chill a lot quicker and it will be easier to work with when rolling it out.
    Store the completed cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


    Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 187IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword Australian cookies, Cookies, Halloween, Sugar cookies
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