Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Halloween Scarecrow Cookies
Today is all about scaring away the pain in my finger! My choice of extra curricular activities isn't always obviously in line with my age. Fortunately, I've found similar aged playmates to agree that we can still hoop it up in our 40's. However, injuries are common. Yesterday, apparently it was my turn to get hurt. It's just a little hurt, so these cute little cookies are just the right kind of scaring. :)
The idea is from Pillsbury's Easy Halloween Treats cookbook. And also seen here-
1/4 cup vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (from 16-oz can)
10 creme-filled vanilla sandwich cookies
10 biscuits bite-size shredded whole wheat cereal, crushed.
5 large multi-colored "orange slices"
10 pieces candy corn
Black decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube)
Spread 1 slightly rounded teaspoon frosting on each cookie. For each scarecrow cookie, place shreds of biscuits on 2 sides of each frosted cookie to resemble hair. Place 1/2 orange slice, cut width wise , on cookie, Place 1 piece candy corn on cookie to resemble nose. Use black decorating gel to make eyes, mouth and hatband.
These go together quickly for a welcome home treat for kids of all ages, and anyone who needs to scare away the pain of the day.