I was recently invited to participate in McCormick's Halloween baking blogger contest through KitchenPlay, and since I love baking how could I resist? For my inspiration, I chose the pumpkin cookies from Peabody of Culinary Concoctions, except that I modified a few things:
- I substituted the cookie mix for homemade sugar cookie dough, made with my favorite recipe from Peggy Porschen's book"Pretty Party Cakes".
- Instead of using a container of vanilla frosting, I made royal icing to decorate it with.
- Instead of adding the pumpkin pie spice to the cookie dough, I added it to the icing.
I also added a jack-o-lantern face, similar to the ones on my Halloween Cupcakes from last year.
After adding a few jack-o-lantern faces, I decided to make cookie replicas of the jack-o-lanterns that we carved with the kids this week!
From left to right - daddy's scary jack-o-lantern, mommy's hello kitty jack-o-lantern, Melodie's classic jack-o-lantern (with a little help from mommy), and Matthew's funny jack-o-lantern (drawn all by himself!)
Hope you have a Happy Halloween!