Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Treats

I realized today that I had not made anything fun for Halloween, at least not in food. I was making cookies for something else today and decided to make them into Halloween cookies.

I made a batch of sugar cookies. (For an easy recipe, click here.) I divided the dough into thirds. One third was colored green with green food gel. One third was colored purple with violet food gel. The last bit was left plain.

I scooped out about 1 tablespoon of dough onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. I slightly flattened the cookies.

Eyes: Once I flattened the top of the cookies, I placed candy eyeballs on the green and purple cookies. If your sugar cookie dough tends to spread while baking, place eyeballs close together. I also found that a few of the eyes melted, so I added some halfway through the baking time. (Amazon also has red candy eyes!)

Spiders: I used the plain sugar cookie dough and placed large dark chocolate chips point down into the cookies. Once they are done baking, remove and cool completely. Melt chocolate, chocolate chips, or candy melts and pipe on legs. I ran out of time, but you could also pipe on eyes or the black widow spider hourglass shape in red.

Frankenstein: I used the green cookie dough. Bake cookies and cool completely. Use melted chocolate to attach candy eyes. Next, pipe on hair, scars/stitches, and a mouth with the melted chocolate. I also piped on the bolts.

I also had some of chocolate mini donuts left from the weekend. Since I already had the candy eyes out and had some white chocolate melts, I decided to make Donut Monsters too! I attached the eyes with melted white chocolate and piped on teeth. Super fast and easy!

TIPS: You can use a Ziploc bag with a tiny bit of the end snipped off if you do not have a piping bag!
Don't forget to check out my other Halloween ideas! (This post as has links to all of them.)

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