A while ago I saw these cookies on Pinterest and thought they would be fun to make this year. Here's the recipe if you want to try them yourself. Made with a cake mix and cream cheese, the texture is a little different than your normal chocolate chip cookie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
It's a fairly straight forward recipe - mix the dough, chill it (much longer than the suggested 30 minutes), bake and plop in the eyes. I wonder if they make these candy eyeballs in different sizes, or if my cookie dough balls were too big, because the eyes seemed out of proportion. I tried doing more than one eye on a few of them, but wasn't satisfied with that either. Although they didn't turn out quite like the original, it was a delicious experiment.
Here's the next pin I thought I'd try this year:
You can't go wrong with Reese's peanut butter cups, right?
Since they've invented these cute little mini ones, I thought I'd save myself the trouble of unwrapping candies and go that route. I figured the ratio of pretzel to candy would look more like a real broom as well.
I probably could have just persevered with the mini ones, because the larger ones also had "collapsing" problems. I had the greatest success with the ones that you could tell had thin bottoms.
I think they turned out okay, and even the rejects were delicious!
|Simple and Sweet - with just the right amount of salt!|
|Cut strips out of a black garbage bag and hang across the entry.|
|Stick a glow-stick in a balloon and drape cheese cloth over before hanging.|
I actually wore a costume this year - a non-politically correct Indian dress left over from Cub Scout Day Camp days - but didn't think about taking a picture of myself. I did get one of Wayne, wearing his traditional "googly eyes" and scaring unsuspecting minions.
|The ideas worked!|