Maybe Matilda: Halloween Witch Hat Cookies

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Witch Hat Cookies

I've never really gotten into seasonal/holiday crafts. I definitely appreciate them, I enjoy seeing other people's ideas, and I love seeing a house decked out for different holidays, but I just haven't really done much myself yet. Maybe it's because I always equate holiday decorating with having elementary-school-age kids . . . I figure you do it for them, so they'll get excited about each holiday (I have so many happy memories of putting up Christmas decorations with my mom), and since my one-year old's interest in holiday decor would be limited to the items he could stuff in his mouth, I haven't really bothered to do much holiday decorating yet.

But! I have a humble Halloween offering for you! (Something that would actually be perfect for my one-year old to stuff in his mouth!)

It's not very exciting. It's not even very original. I'm sure you've seen these before, but humor me. This is my only Halloween tradition, okay? (Well, my only Halloween tradition besides my yearly tradition of running out of candy after the first 8 trick-or-treaters, then pretending no one's home until I go to bed at 10:00 and quiver in fear that hungry, angry, costumed children will egg my house.)
 Witch Hat Cookies! I believe I first saw these in American Girl Magazine when I was little, (Did you read that magazine? I'm sure my sister and I must have skewed their subscriber statistics . . . we were still faithfully reading it well into our teen years.) and we've made them many Halloweens since then.

I've mentioned before that I'm not great at decorating desserts--for goodness' sakes, everybody always make things look so easy, with perfectly frosted cakes and piped flowers and little fondant characters--so these minimally-decorated cookies are just the ticket for a frosting failure like me.

You'll need:
fudge stripe cookies
Hershey's Kisses
buttercream frosting (dyed orange, or green, or purple)

Just plunk your cookie upside down (chocolate side up) and glob some frosting onto the bottom of an unwrapped kiss.
Smoosh the kiss down onto the center of the cookie so the frosting oozes out the sides a bit (it kind of helps if you block the hole on the other side of the cookie with your finger so it all doesn't squelch out the opposite end).
Spoon some frosting into a sandwich baggie and cut off a bit of one corner, then pipe some onto the kiss and cookie in a bow shape.
(See? I told you I was a frosting failure. That one was my best work.)

And there you go! Cute little witch hat cookies, perfect for Halloween. Very low effort, but still really cute. Just my style.

I'm linking my cookies up to Midwestern Sewing Girl's Everything Halloween link party!



22 comments :

  1. Adorable! What fun & easy little treats! Very cute Rachel!

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  2. Those are adorable! I love those Fudge Stripe cookies.

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  3. Precious treats! And yes, I too read American Girl and played with the paper dolls they included with each issue much longer than I care to admit...

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  4. I LOVE it! I'm always looking for low cost/time high impact ideas for parties, and this definitely fits the bill! I shared it on my FB page :)

    http://www.facebook.com/CardboardCrafter

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  5. Very timely recipe...witch hats...yummy!

    Thanks for sharing :)
    Visiting from Midwest Sewing Girl's Everything Halloween Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  6. Mmmm, fudge stripe cookies.

    These are cute!

    Back to cowl making..I'm a slacker...

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  7. I love these cookies!!! Sadly, I have to admit that every time I make them, I never get past the "Smoosh the kiss down onto the center of the cookie so the frosting oozes out the sides a bit" part...the cookie/kiss are usually in my mouth by then...;) Thank you so much, dear Rachel, for linking these up to my Everything Halloween party!!! You've made me want to take a late night run to Target...for Kisses & Fudge Stripes...oh, and dry shampoo...;)

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  8. This is so the treat for me! I'm like you...I can barely frost a cupcake and lets be honest...they don't always turn out cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  9. I totally read American Girl into my teens as well, even picked it up when my youngest sister was reading it.

    I have a pen pal that I got matched up with from that magazine, 16 years later we still write, text, email each other, and we have never met face to face! :)

    Love the cookies!

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  10. These are adorable! I love them!

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  11. Yay, you did a dessert! :) Those are so cute! I think you're a fabulous froster!

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  12. I reaaaallly want to Pin this on Pinterest. I can't find the P button...I found you on Pinterest... Do you have it set up to pin things from your blog? I hope so. I definitely plan on making these they are so cute!

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  13. I loved american girl magazine, and these are adorable. Plus you really didn't even have to cook!

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  14. These are perfect! What a great easy idea - I will be giving these a try!! I stopped by from the party at Midwestern Sewing Girl. You have a really great blog! AJ

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  15. How cute! I can't wait to make these =)

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  16. This is such a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  17. These are adorable! Thanks for the ideas!

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  18. So glad you linked up! I'm featuring these on my blog!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  19. These are awesome!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share and congrats on being featured!!

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  20. http://cardboardcrafter.blogspot.com/2011/10/bride-of-frankenstein-bridal-shower.html

    http://cardboardcrafter.blogspot.com/2011/10/better-pic-of-witch-hat-cookies.html

    These pictures aren't really great because for some reason when I upload from my phone they get all pixellated, but just wanted to share that I loved your idea, used it, and linked to you :)

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  21. so cute...my boys will love these cookies...thanks!
    I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/10/sweet-saturday-v10.html

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