Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Cookies

Today is the last class for public budgeting, and it also marks the halfway point of the Master's in Public Administration program that I'm currently working toward.  One year down, one more to go!  So a batch of sugar cookies were the perfect way to celebrate and also get in the Halloween spirit.  I normally don't like eating candy corns, but I absolutely loved making candy corn cookies.  They were so easy to shape without the use of a cookie cutter.  I used a thicker icing so that I could outline and flood in one step.  The black outlining really makes the colors pop and hides the uneven edges between the color changes.  I will definitely make these again this weekend.
 So the interesting part about not having a candy corn cookie cutter is that you get different sizes for each row of triangles that you create.  I cut out triangles, then snipped dough from each corner then rounded them off.
 I think my favorite of this group is the pumpkin.  It was my first time trying to mimic the wedges of a pumpkin.  Next time I will make the RIP lettering a bit bigger, and also go lighter on the brown for the acorn and the broom.  It was definitely a welcome study break.
Enjoy the candy, tricks and treats that you create this month.  And thanks for stopping by!

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