Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Easy Halloween Cookies

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  The decorations, jack-o-lanterns, and candy (oh the candy!) make for a fun season.  When I was a kid, we lived in the middle of nowhere.  So, trick-or-treating meant loading up in the back of my dad's truck and driving from house to house.  But, not before we made special treats in the kitchen with my mom.  She usually made us popcorn balls, which were so delicious and still remind me of Halloween.  Those memories mean so much to me.  That's why I think it's important to make special memories with my kids.  This year we made easy Halloween cookies.

These cookies are "easy" because they start with a box of cake mix.  No measuring.  Gotta love it!


1 box chocolate cake mix
1 stick margarine, melted
2 eggs
M&Ms for decoration
granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together the cake mix, melted margarine, and eggs until well blended.  Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet (about 2 inches apart).  

For BLACK CAT COOKIES:  Dip the bottom of a glass in granulated sugar (pour a little onto a plate) then flatten each cookie.  Pinch the top of the cookie to form cat ears.  Dip a fork in sugar and press on each side of the cookie to form cat whiskers.  Place yellow M&Ms for eyes and brown M&M for nose.  (or use any color you want)  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Let cool a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.

For GOBLIN COOKIES:  After you drop the rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet, place two M&Ms into the dough for goblin eyes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.

If you want, you can add candy corn teeth or licorice mouth, etc.  Use your imagination!

So, there you have it.  Halloween cookies that are quick, easy and fun.  Make a batch this year for your little Goblins.  You'll be the best Mummy ever!  

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