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It's forty-eight days until Halloween, and I'm practising a couple recipes this month so I can make ghoulish delights all October. I'm no baker and a sorry excuse for a cook, but when it comes to creepytreats I actually enjoy making them and am therefore determined to become kind of Halloween idiot-savant in the world of cookery.

SPARKLING CANDY CORN COOKIES
Makes about 15 dozen tiny cookies


(Pictures not mine but VERY helpful for visual learners so I included them. :D )

INGREDIENTS
* 1 cup softened butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 3 cups flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* Orange and yellow food colouring dye (you can also use red+yellow if you don't have orange)
* About 1/2 cup sugar to coat


DIRECTIONS
1. Line a 9x5" loaf pan with waxed paper or plastic wrap and set aside.


2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg. Turn speed to low or use a spoon to stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until well mixed.

3. Divide dough into 3 balls.


Press 1 evenly onto bottom of your pan.


Add food colouring to the other 2 balls of dough until you reach intense shades of yellow and orange.
(It'll start out streaky, just keep kneading.)


Press the orange dough evenly over the white dough in the pan.


Then press in the yellow layer on top of the orange.


4. Cover pan with plastic wrap and chill dough for at least two hours (or overnight).

5. Preheat oven to 375 F. Turn the loaf pan upside down on a cutting board and dump out the chilled dough, peel off lining.


Cut loaf crosswise into 1/4" slices.


Cut each slice into 6 wedges.


6. Place wedges on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Place 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. When cookies are done, let cool 1 minute then roll each cookie in sugar to coat.

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Much fancier than my cookies, I also got these adorable Moonstruck Halloween truffles. :3

AND, I picked up a copy of October Dreams, a horror anthology, at the library. It's HUGE and atmospheric and pure and has like a hundred talented and respected authors, and I wish I never had to give it back to the library ever. I would so be a book hoarder lol.

I've been finishing up my submission for [livejournal.com profile] regulus_fest, and soon I'll be doing my Halloween cards for the winning bidders over at [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan.

The weather is juust starting to get comfortably fresh and cool for Fall, I have arts and spooky treats to eat and spooky stories to read and dear dear friends. Now is good.

Date: 2010-09-13 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noneedofcrepe.livejournal.com
This is like a post of adorable yummy creepy things eheheheeee.

My family has been munching on the cookies since I made them, but O the truffles. I'm in that battle of They Look Delicious Omg Want VS They're So Cute I Can't Possibly Bite Into Them And Destroy Them. XD

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