Thursday, October 7, 2010
At school this week I got Booed! It's a cute little way to pass goodies and treats around during the Halloween season. Someone gives you treats and a Boo sign with a poem explaining that you should pick two people to pass treats and the Booing on to. I had seen this in a magazine or on a blog somewhere and wanted to start it with friends, and when I got it at work I was reminded of it. (For more on Booing visit click here.) I needed to pass the boo on, so I had to make treats. Monday night I set out to make my first Halloween treats of the season.
My pumpkin cookie cutter is pretty big, I wasn't prepared for how much frosting it would take to fill these babies! But it made for a great space for putting on the faces. The cookies really came to life with the faces. As Brian said, "pumpkins are fall, but jack o' lanterns are Halloween." So true! I read some posts on making black icing, since it was my first time. A few things to remember, it's going to dry a lot darker than it looks, so you can aim for a charcoal color. If you make it a day ahead it will darken up a bit, and then more when it drys. I would have liked the orange to be brighter and less pasteley, but I got a bit impatient with the coloring. Also, the gel food colorings are supposed to work better, and I was using the liquid drops for the orange. The completed cookies turned out pretty good though! I'm definitely going to be making some more sugar cookies with other Halloween designs.
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Black Icing blog reference
Halloween Sugar Cookie Ideas