Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Treats

I had to make cookies today for the school carnival cake walk and I've also been meaning to take some treats to the neighbor who has been helping with rides to school. So I though, hey kill two birds with one stone right. I decided to make some cute Halloween sugar cookies and I used my Great Grandmothers recipe for sour cream sugar cookies. Mmmm! My favorite! And I'm going to share this wonderful recipe with you.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 c sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 c flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs- beat well. In a separate bowl mix sour cream, vanilla and lemon juice. In another bowl mix baking soda, baking powder and flour. Now add small amounts of sour cream mixture alternately with small amounts of flour mixture until well mixed.

Roll out dough on a floured surface until 1/4 inch thick. Cut shapes with your favorite cookie cutters. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375* for 10-12 minutes.

I cut my cookies into pumpkin and ghost shapes. To decorate them I used a round tip to pipe on zig-zag designs. If you don't have cake decorating tips you can use a ziploc bag and cut the tip off.
For the ghosts I added two mini chocolate chips for eyes.
Then remember those little Frankensteins I made. I put some of those on a plate with the cookies and it made a fun treat for the neighbor.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Little Frankensteins

I saw this cute Halloween treat idea on another blog, but I of course can't remember which one. So sorry to whomever it is out there that deserves the credit for this one. They dipped big marshmallows in chocolate to create these cute Frankensteins. Here is our version: (Not the best picture but hey.)
The kids had a blast making them. And they are yummy to eat, probably a little too yummy.
Here's how easy they are to make:
Melt white chocolate chips in a mug in the microwave and add green food coloring.
Melt milk chocolate chips in a separate mug.
Dip the marshmallows in the "green" chocolate and put in the fridge to harden.
Then dip just the tops of the marshmallows in the milk chocolate for the hair. Put some melted chocolate in a baggy and cut of the tip to squeeze on the face and bolts in his neck. Put back in the fridge to harden.

I also saw another blog that did them as pumpkins. So fun.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mommy Blog

I'm trying to make a cutesy blog. Something that is very appealing. I want to try my hand at being a professional mommy blogger and first impressions are everything. So as I play around with my design, tell me what you think. And if you have any suggestions let me know. Thanks for your help.