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I am just like a kid when it comes to sugar cookies. I love the cute shapes and decorations, not to mention the taste! Over the years I have collected a lot of cookie cutters to cover all of the different holidays and other days in between. I still like to shop for new ones. Look at this cute set that includes a squirrel and a deer! Super cute! I also have a killer sugar cookie recipe that I shared on this post. The problem is that now that I don't have any little kids at home, I don't feel the motivation to do all of that decorating work like I used to do with my kids. When my grandchildren come to visit, we have lots of fun with cookie making and decorating. But, unfortunately, that doesn't happen often enough.
The other day, there was a knock at the door and when we answered it we found a container of cookies with a note and a picture of a ghost that said, "You've been boo'ed!" There was a poem that explained that we were to hang the ghost in our window to show that we had been boo'ed and then we were to make copies of the poem and ghost and "Boo" two other families. I decided that Halloween sugar cookies were in order, but I still didn't want to spend tons of time on the decorating. Luckily, I had a box of sugar cookie mix in my pantry that was perfect for Halloween! It was a Candy Corn Cookie Mix from Betty Crocker. I think it was a limited edition mix that I don't see on their site any more, but it is easy to just make your own favorite sugar cookie recipe and and knead color into the dough. Here is my recipe if you missed it.
Once you have your cookie dough made, all you have to do is divide it in half and mix in food coloring. The mix already came colored. But, later I made more from scratch and just kneaded in orange and yellow for Autumn leaves and turkeys! Here is how it looked from the mix.
I reused my scraps but I was careful not to let the colors blend too much. So, the cookies always had swirls of color through them. I thought that the effect was very cool.
I used melted chocolate and green tinted almond bark to quickly pipe on a few details. I didn't want to hide the swirling colors of the cookies themselves. The chocolate tasted very good on these cookies and we didn't feel like we missed a thicker frosting.
How do you think our friends will like our plates when we "Boo" them?
I will show you show the autumn leaves and turkeys came out later on Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to check us out!
Meanwhile, here are some favorite cookie making tools:
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
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!