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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:
10/17/2017 01:33:54 pm
These are great. I love the idea of adding colour to the biscuit mix rather than icing them with a colour. Great chocolate decorations! #TwinklyTuesday
10/21/2017 01:59:27 pm
I like the Autumn colours in the cookie mix - they look great
10/22/2017 01:17:40 am
These look fab. I do love a good cookie! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
10/22/2017 05:41:14 am
These look really good, I will definitely be giving them a try#ourminilinkyparty@_karendennis
Mother of 3
10/22/2017 02:05:05 pm
I love that you added coloring to the cookies before cooking; what a great way to add a bit of extra festiveness. They sure look adorable.
10/22/2017 07:56:11 pm
Thanks! I hope you give them a try!
10/23/2017 11:04:33 am
I love sugar cookies too, Helen, and I really like these! They are perfect for Halloween. I'm featuring Halloween inspiration at Hearth and Soul this week, so I've featured this post, and also given your Halloween appetizers a mention. Thank you so much for sharing, and for your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a great week ahead!
10/24/2017 12:42:21 pm
I love the idea of coloring the dough! Thank you for sharing at Whisk It Wednesday.
10/25/2017 06:34:53 am
Thanks Teresa! I appreciate the pin.
10/1/2019 07:11:19 am
Just perfect for a Halloween party or if the grandbabies come by :) Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 2 for All Things Halloween. Shared.
10/25/2022 11:44:58 pm
Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at Food Friday 4 for Halloween Party Recipes. Shared.
10/27/2022 12:08:19 am
CONGRATS Helen! Your post is FEATURED at Food Friday 5 for Soup Recipes from the previous linkup for Halloween Party Recipes!
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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!