It’s Halloween! Since I am writing this post frooooooom theeeeee paaaaaast…wait, that’s to be expected right? It would only be slightly scare if I were writing this from the future, so ignore my lame attempt at a scary beginning.
As I type, the winds of Hurricane Sandy are whipping the trees outside my window into an autumnal frenzy and leaves are scattering about the yard. It’s fun peeking out of the window at the swinging trees…hoping that if the branches do crack and fall, they stay far away from the house.
But enough about la storm Sandy. By the time you read this, let’s hope the Northeast is out from under.
Now, on to Halloween…..who am I fooling? Get the candy corn half-price and make ’em anytime!
I’d like to think Sakaria, who does have a bit of a sense of humor, might serve these in her cafe.
Please note that you will have to refrigerate the dough until it is firm enough for you to work with, about 2 hours.
This recipe is courtesy of Land O Lakes.
Combine sugar and butter in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
Using fingers, pinch up ears at top of each circle. Place 2 pieces candy corn onto cookies for eyes and 1 red cinnamon candy for nose. Press tines of fork on each side of cookie below eyes to form whiskers.
Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling rack.