I'm not big into scary. I think we are here to love each other, not be afraid of life and the dark and the family pet. Even Halloween I try to make 'sweet' not scary. I put up a few decorations and give candy to the Trick or Treaters, but I'm not much of a Halloween celebrator.
Well, I do have a favorite cookie I make just for Halloween.
(Try to act surprised.)
I take my Christmas Ginger Bread Cookie Recipe and do one thing different.
I add those little hard pieces of the brown sugar - I collect them in a ziplock baggie for a few months and them dump them in when I'm mixing up the cookies. Just a tablespoon or two, it doesn't change the flavor of the cookie. Then my cookies bake and I get these scary little Halloween Cookies.
I'm trying to make my own 'hard bits' this year. I've put some dark brown sugar in a plastic bag. I sealed it and left it to get hard. Then I broke it up into little pieces. The best are like the ones in the light brown sugar that have formed naturally. They are like little pieces of amber and they melt when you cook them.
|Dough rolled out, see the brown spots?|
|The tray on top is ready to go in the oven, the one on bottom just came out.|
|Ready for their close up.|
That's right. I got it off of Food Network and have loved it for years. I don't ice my cookies and they taste wonderful. I make them early in the month and try to keep some on hand for a silly treat.