*A* and I are headed to a pumpkin carving, ghost story tellin’, marshmallow roasting, good eatin’ good time this evening. We’re looking forward to an evening with friends – we’ve had to turn down a couple of invitations because of work and we’re glad we could make it to this one. Tonight’s party is a potluck, and since bakers we are, we’re bringing the sweet stuff for the party. Here’s a sneak peek:
First, there’s our Saucepan Molasses Cookies. They were easy-peasy to make and taste like all the flavors of fall (minus pumpkin) in a cookie. Just a smidge on the chewy side, and not too sweet, they turned out really well. We’re adding this one to the list of cookies to stir up with our kids since they were easy and super quick to make – everyone’s about instant gratification when it comes to cookies.
Our second recipe was a little more…well, sticky, and a lot less quick. Using this recipe as inspiration, *A*, the fearless meringue maker, made a batch of Ghosties, which we have dubbed these meringue ghost cookies.
These were pretty easy to make, but were a little more challenging to form. *A* used a piping bag and large tip to form the “bodies” of the ghosts. After each body was formed, I came along with our bowl of eyeballs (mini chocolate chips) to make sure our ghosties can see where they’re going – well, I guess that would mean they can see who is about to eat them. Weird.
Obviously, he’s Elvis. In edible ghost form. And with a little bit of orange sugar pizzazz. Clearly, this is from Elvis’ later years, when he regularly wore brightly colored sequined jumpsuits and had fantastic sideburns. Judge for yourself:
You see it, right? It’s good to see ol’ Elvis is still with us in some form. Until somebody eats him. The meringue version of him. That just got weird. Nevermind.
However you’re spending your Sunday, we hope it’s a fun one!