Oct 28, 2008

Halloween Goodies

Hey all! I don't know about you guys, but I have been LOVING the fall so far. The cool weather and the gorgeous colors right outside your window, not to mention the delicious treats! We've already made a pumpkin pie and an apple pie at our home. I can't resist how wonderful they make the house smell!

Since I don't have a new Label Tulip kit to play with this week, I though I'd just show you a fun little 'treat' I've made for the adults on Halloween. Instead of giving Sarah's teachers and our friends a bag of candy, I whipped up these adorable butter biscuits. They took about 1.5 hours to create and the kiddies can help! I found this idea in one of my favorite holiday idea books - Halloween Tricks and Treats by Matthew Mead.

Here's what you'll need:

Le Petit Ecolier -The Little Schoolboy (biscuit cookies with milk/dark chocolate topping)
White Icing
Orange and Black coloring for the icing
2 Decorating Tips - (1) size #1 Round and (1) a bit larger (not sure of the size since I've had it for a while)
Ziploc bags or decorating bags
Green Icing - tube
Clear a large surface and lay out as many cookies as you would like to create in rows. I used four boxes and placed them on upside-down cookie sheets lined with aluminum foil. Putting them on a cookie sheet makes them portable and easy to put aside if you aren't able to finish the decorating in one sitting.
I use store bought vanilla icing but you can whip up a batch if you feel so inclined ;) I thinned it out some by adding about a tablespoon of water to a portion of the icing and mixing it well. Otherwise, it was very difficult to pass it through the tiny decorating tip.
Then I snipped a tiny bit off the corner of the ziploc bag, inserted the #1 decorating tip and spooned in some white icing. Very carefully, and slowly at first, I created the little mask on the boy's eyes. It takes very little icing and you'll want to wipe off the tip often.

Next, I colored the white icing with the orange coloring until I got a nice deep color. I then spooned that into a new Ziploc bag with the larger tip and made the pumpkins in the corners. I found it best to just keep the tip in one place and slightly move the tip up and down as I piped out the icing.

I used a tube of green gel icing to create the stems of the pumpkin. A very small amount went a long way!
Finally, I colored the leftover orange icing with black coloring. Using a toothpick, I picked up a tiny bit of color and then dabbed it onto the mask to create the eye holes. From here, you can get more creative and add other little touches throughout the cookie. My daughter Sarah loved adding little stars in the background using the toothpick!

These cookies need to be given in a flat box since the icing does not harden completely. I used the leftover plastic tray the cookies came in and wrapped them in a clear Halloween bag I purchased at Target.
They were fun to make and even more fun to eat!!


~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh those looks yummy Alexis.. if only i have the patience :D LOL... may I have some? any leftovers? :D

Leslie Ashe said...

OH how CUTE are those!! Like TOO cute to eat! :) I'm with Sasha..any leftovers??

Cathy said...

Yummmmy!! Made me wanna try some of them!

Holly said...

Yummy! I agree with Sasha... if only I had the patience! BTW... love that nail polish color. ;0)

Amanda said...

Those are just too darn cute! YUM!