Hallowe’en Cookies… warts and all
I made cookies last night with a good friend. Simple, basic sugar cookies… I do love them, and with Hallowe’en in a few days it was a good excuse to make some.
For spiderwebs I made round cookies, iced them, then piped on a spiral in a constrasting colour and dragged it with a toothpick. If I’d put more thought into it, I’d have figured out a way to make little spiders…. maybe next year.
I also tried my hand at witches’ fingers. One of my co-workers has brought these to the office the last few years, and I really wanted to try making some.
A few drops of green food colouring in the dough, a bit of sculpting, a little cookie dough-wart and an almond for a fingernail… voila.
They grew a bit in the oven – these were some pudgy witches! (or Shrek fingers, maybe?) but we thought the nails were pretty funny – they went into the oven as clean, blanched almonds, and came out looking for all the world like dirty, raggedy fingernails!
I was going to add a little red icing around the nails for blood, but decided they were already “ugly” enough. They are, however, a nice size and shape for dunking in your tea or coffee.