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Two fun things for Fun Friday, and for a fun weekend! This is the weekend before Halloween. When Alicia shared pictures of my grandson designing his own jack-o-lantern, I had to include the picture in this post! He is such a sweet, good, handsome boy! And I can't forget smart and talented! I am not biased at all! She carved the pumpkin for him after this. I love his happy smile. Here in Phoenix, we have to wait until the last minute to carve pumpkins or the heat will make them get moldy too fast. (Then they look really spooky!) For those of you who live in cooler climates, like Alicia and her family do, have you carved your pumpkins yet? How detailed do you get? If you haven't carved one yet, this would be a great weekend for it and that would take some of the pressure off getting all of the Halloween things done this week.
Thing #2 was inspired by a gift from my friend, Rhonda. She loves to shop yard sales and last week she found this candy mold and thought of me.
She didn't think of me because I have a mustache. I don't. But, I teach the children aged 3-11 music in our church. Sometimes I use mustaches as a gimmick as I get them to sing. Knowing that, Rhonda thought of me when she saw these mustaches. I was so excited to think of something to do with the mold.
First, I thought of doing some kind of mints or fondant chocolates. Then, out of the blue a nickname for a mustache came to my mind. Have you ever heard of a mustache being called a cookie duster? That made me think of cookies, which led to the thought of cookie dough and I thought, "How about Cookie Dough Cookie Dusters?" And that is how this treat was born!
If you don't have a friend to find you a mold like this at a yard sale, here and here are a couple of similar molds that I found on Amazon.
Cookie Dough Cookie Dusters
To make the egg-less cookie dough, I used this recipe from Simply Bakings. All I did differently was to leave out the chocolate chips. I felt like for the mustache mold, they would add too much bulk, so I decided to put a layer of chocolate on them instead. So, I melted chocolate chips to do that. Click the photos to get better directions:
Now, pop the tray into the freezer to harden the chocolate. When it is hard, take the tray out of the freezer and pop the mustaches out of the tray!
I wasn't patient enough to wait for the tray to be ready for another batch, so with the rest of the dough, I formed balls and dipped the top of them in chocolate. They are pretty sweet, too! Just not as cute as the Cookie Dough Cookie Dusters!
You can also find gluten free versions of cookie dough recipes as well, I just didn't use one of those this time.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!