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Halloween Cookies

Every year I try to come up with new ideas for all of my holiday cookies.  These cookies were made using my White Chocolate Roll Out Sugar Cookies  

For the skull and witch’s hat cookies I used  cookie cutters that I found in AC Moore.  The cat silhouettes were made using a plastic template that I made from these pictrures. Check out my Birdhouse Cookies to see how I make templates

  

I used the below picture as a decorating guide for the skulls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bark

I don’t often make treats with pumpkin as an ingredient because I prefer my pumpkin in soup or as a vegetable rather than as a dessert.  With that being said, I love this Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bark recipe and I’m sure you will too.

1/2 cup Vegan Buttery Sticks, room temperature
3/4 cup packed organic light brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 cup 100% pumpkin puree
2 cups pasteurized whole wheat pastry flour *
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3 cups semi sweet (regular sized) chocolate chips

*To pasteurize flour, heat flour in a microwave until it reaches 160 degrees F.  The time will vary from microwave to microwave but it will take approximately 1 minute.  Don’t overheat as the flour will burn so be sure to check every 10 seconds.

 

Pumpkin Spice Honey Cookies

These Pumpkin Spice Honey Cookies are soft, puffy, and moist.  Just how I love them.  If you have not seen my post on how to make your own Pumpkin Spice then check it out here  It could save you some money.

For those who only like pumpkins for decorating and not for eating, rest assured, there is no pumpkin in this recipe.  Just the pumpkin spice, which is a combination of spices commonly used in pumpkin treats.

If you are vegan, I guess (and this is just a guess because I’ve never actually made it this way), you could substitute maple syrup for the honey.

1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan buttery sticks or unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup organic light brown sugar, packed (recipe to make your own Homemade Organic Brown Sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt, optional and to taste

Pennywise the Clown Decorated Cookies

Pennywise the Clown Decorated Cookies.

I thought I’d try something different for my Halloween cookies this year.  Rather than do the normal witches, vampires, skeletons, pumpkins, etc; I wanted to do something a little different.  The creepy clowns.  I succeeded fairly well with Pennywise, from Stephen King’s Novel called It.  My Twisty the Clown cookies, from American Horror Story, turned into a diseaster so they didn’t make the video.  That’s too bad because Twisty is my favorite creepy clown.

I made the templates by downloading a picture of Pennywise from Google and traced the picture and all of the details onto a piece of acetate using an edible pen.  For more on how I make templates check out my Birdhouse Cookies and to learn how to transfer the details onto the cookie check out my Krav Maga Belt Testing Cookies where I show you how to do that.

What am I mixing in the video?  To make the teeth look rotted, I mixed together a few drops of vodka with brown gel paste color and painted it on the teeth with a small brush.

I made these using a basic rolled out sugar cookie.   Recipe here

Also check the archives of this site for previous years Halloween cakes and cookies.