Halloween Time

Peanut Butter Alien Cookies

Peanut Butter Alien Cookies

 Ingredients:

  • 1 package (about 16 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Green decorating icing
  • 1 cup strawberry jam

 Method:

Let dough stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Grease 2 cookie sheets.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine dough, peanut butter, flour, powdered sugar and vanilla in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Reserve half of dough; wrap and refrigerate.

Roll out remaining dough between parchment paper to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out 14 circles with 3 inch round cookie cutter; pinch 1 side of each circle to make teardrop shape. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Roll out reserved dough between parchment paper to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out 14 circles with 3 inch round cookie cutter; pinch 1 side to each circle to form teardrop shape. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Cut out 2 oblong holes for eyes. Make small slit for mouth. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Spread icing on cookies with faces; let stand 10 minutes or until set. Spread jam on uncut cookies. Top each jam topped cookie with green face cookie.

 Makes 14 sandwich cookies

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Halloween Time

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies

 Ingredients:

  • 1 package brownie mix
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 6 drops green liquid food coloring
  • 2 drops yellow liquid food coloring
  • Shaved thin crème de menthe chocolate mints

 Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom and sides of an 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; pour into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F according to package directions. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour).

Meanwhile, beat butter and powdered sugar at medium low speed with an electric mixer until combined; add milk, peppermint extract and food colorings, beating until blended. Increase speed to medium high and beat 1 minute or until fluffy.

Lift brownies from pan, using foil sides as handles. Gently remove foil. Spread frosting evenly over brownies, and cut into 16 squares. Sprinkle with thinly shaved mints.

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Fun Food For Halloween

halloween-pumpkin-cake
The perfect cake for your Halloween Party. Everyone will enjoy this pumpkin.

Halloween Pumpkin Cake

Oil or melted butter, for greasing
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
Generous ¾ cup light brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups coarsely grated pumpkin flesh

Topping:
3 tablespoons apricot jelly, warmed
A few drops of orange and black food colorings
1 lb. 12 oz. / 800 g ready-to-roll fondant
Black, green and yellow writing icing

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and line a 9 inch round, deep cake pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice into a bowl and add the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat well until smooth, then stir in the pumpkin.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and spread the top level. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until well risen, firm and golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Brush the cake with the warmed apricot jelly. Knead orange food coloring into about three quarters of the fondant and roll out to cover the top and side of the cake. Trim the edges neatly, reserving the trimmings.

Form the trimmings into small pumpkin shapes, then use the black writing icing to pipe faces and the green writing icing to pipe stalks onto them. Knead black food coloring into the remaining fondant, then roll it out and cut into bat shapes. Pipe eyes onto the bats using yellow writing icing, then place the pumpkins and bats onto the cake to decorate. Serves 10.

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Fun Food For Halloween

witches-hats
Fun and easy to make.

Witches Hats

1 package of Keebler Elf Striped Cookies
1 package of Hershey’s Kisses
1 tube of orange decorators frosting

Flip over the Keebler Elf Cookie and apply a nickel sized portion of frosting. Press the Hershey’s Kiss down onto the frosting and cookie. Let harden, and enjoy.

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Fun Food For Halloween

mud-cups
Chocolate cookie crumbs can be purchased in the baking section of your local supermarket.

Mud Cups

Ingredients:
1 package (about 16 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 containers (about 4 ounces each) prepared chocolate pudding
1 ¼ cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs (about 15 cookies)
Gummy worms

Method:
Let dough stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Grease 18 standard (2 ½ inch) muffin cups.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine dough and cocoa in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Shape dough into 18 balls; press onto bottoms and up sides of prepared muffin cups.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Gently press down center of each cookie with back of spoon. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Fill each cup evenly with pudding; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Garnish with gummy worms.

Makes 1 ½ dozen cookies

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