Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ghost cookies

I can't believe it's been ten days since I wrote a blog post. Uff da. I've had good intentions, but unfortunately not a lot of time. And even less crafting mojo. But I had a wonderful craft weekend with a friend last weekend and got a start on some Christmas ornaments I'll be giving as gifts. I'm not sure if I'm going to share photos of them now or wait until closer to Christmas (so the future recipients don't get a sneak peak), but I'm hoping that those crafting juices keep flowing and I can get on a card-making roll. (Yesterday I wrote out seven birthday cards for various friends and family members, and now I really need to replenish my stash of birthday cards.)

But today I'm going to share a couple of pictures of a fun and easy Halloween treat I made for some of my coworkers.

Aren't they cute? I first saw these cookies at a local candy store -- and then of course on Pinterest -- and thought they looked easy enough to make myself (I don't have much patience for involved baking or cooking). And they were pretty easy. I dipped Nutter Butter cookies in melted white chocolate chips and added mini chocolate chips for the ghosts' eyes and mouths. It took a few tries before I got the hang of the best way to dip the cookies and get the chocolate to spread, but by the end of the batch I had a pretty good rhythm going.

After the cookies sat for a while so the chocolate could set, I packaged them in cellophane bags. I put three cookies in each bag, folded the top of the bag down and taped it to the back, and added a Halloween tag. The tags were pre-printed, so I just personalized them a bit by stamping "Boo!", adding a few black rhinestones, stapling three pieces of coordinating ribbon at the top of the tag, and writing out the To/From.

I'm bringing these to work tomorrow, and I hope everyone likes them. Happy Halloween!

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