Potion Bottle Cookies

I have made bottle cookies several times for a potion party, a Harry Potter party, Father’s Day and now Halloween. They are extremely versatile, you can change the colour and whats written on the label to suit many occasions. Here’s a quick a quick diy for some Witch’s potion bottles using a MACStencils cutter.

What you will need:


  • Cookie Dough
  • Royal Icing Powder
  • Fondant
  • Gel Food Colours
  • Edible Paint or Pen
  • Chocolettes (chocolate sprinkles)


  • Icing Bags (I use zip lock bags and clips)
  • Toothpick
  • Rolling Pin
  • Paintbrush (If using edible paint)
  1. Cut out your cookies and place on a lined baking tray and into the fridge to chill for at least ten minutes while your oven heats up. ( I have used my coconut and my chocolate cookie dough for the photos so you can see which one you like the look off) Bake as in the recipe. While your cookies are cooling make up two bowls of royal icing, one a thick toothpaste consistency for outlining and the details, the other a thinner shampoo consistency for flooding the cookie. Leave some of the thick icing while and colour the rest to your chosen colours and place in your icing bags.

2. Pour some chocolettes into a small bowl, use your thick white icing to draw a bottle cork shape onto the cookie and then dip the cookie into the chocolettes to create the cork. Using the same thick white icing, draw all the way around the bottle and across the cork. Allow to dry a little.

3. Using the coloured thick icing draw a line across the top of the cookie to create a barrier and then flood the cookie with the thinner icing using a toothpick to pop any bubbles. Leave it to dry a little and then add the bubbles with the thick icing. If you are using a gel food colour, for fun you can dip the tip of a toothpick into the gel, picking up the tinniest bit of colour and swirl it around gently in the icing for a cool effect. Leave the cookies to dry.

4. Roll our some fondant and using your bottle cutter, cut out some pieces of fondant. These pieces will be exactly the right width for your bottle but too high, so you can trim them down with a sharp knife to the height and look you desire. I aged the labels with some food colour and then painted the names that the kids and I came up with onto the labels. I want to take the credit for ‘Bottom Boils!’ Ha Ha! Squeeze a little of your icing onto the dry cookie bottle and pop the label on top. Add a little white curved line of thick white icing to the top right corner of the bottle to finish off these Witch’s potion bottle cookies x

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