Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Get out your pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters, people! What better activity for this week than rolling and cutting out Halloween sugar cookies? Of course the best part is the frosting and decorating, but in our house we haven't gotten to that step yet; we've got friends coming over later today for a cookie-decorating party and the photo above is from the preliminary stage of the whole endeavor (completed yesterday). Pumpkins and ghosts! Yum!
And just remember: anyone can do this. The simplest version is a tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough from the supermarket, a couple of seasonal cookie cutters, a can of vanilla frosting tinted orange (for the pumpkins) or left white (for the ghosts), and whatever candy decorations you desire (we're using chocolate chips, candy corn, orange and black sprinkles, and Brach's mellocreme mini-pumpkins). Sure, it's all sugar and chemicals, but Halloween only comes around once a year. That's what I tell myself anyway.
Which reminds me: Damn! I forgot to stock up on those addictive Reese's peanut butter pumpkins they only sell at this time of year. Not for the trick-or-treaters, of course--for ME. Oh well. It's probably for the best.
At any rate, have fun with your own little goblins. Sneak a cookie or two for yourself while you're at it. You deserve it! You're the best mom ever, doing fun things like this with your kids! Am I right?
Posted by Shannon at 6:45 AM