Fun Halloween RecipesPosted: September 7, 2012
Halloween is a perfect opportunity to get creative, especially with the many fun Halloween recipes available. Halloween treats are sure to put a smile on the face of ghosts and goblins of all sizes, and these recipes are fairly easy to make and especially fun to taste.
Ghoulish Shaped Sugar Cookies
There are so many varieties of fun Halloween recipes for sugar cookies that can be made, all you need is a basic sugar cookie recipe and Halloween shaped cookie cutters, such as pumpkins, ghosts and bats. Let kids get really creative and decorate them however they like. One of the best recipes for sugar cookies to use is the following:
- 1 ½ cups butter, softened
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extra
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill the dough for at least one hour, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface until it’s about ¼” to 1/2” thick. Cut into shapes with the Halloween shaped cookie cutters. Place cookies one inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely before decorating.
- You can leave them as is, or decorate with frosting and sparkles!
Yummy Chocolate Witch Hats
One of the especially fun Halloween recipes calls for pre-made items making this super easy recipe even more fun for kids, as well as adults. Using chocolate ice cream cones for the cone of the hat and cookies for the brim, “glue” everything together using frosting. Use frosting bags with decorative tips to create a unique witch hat – or get creative and use candy sprinkles, stars or even candy corn.
Spider snacks are one of the fun Halloween recipes that make for a great quick, healthy treat.
Ingredients for each spider:
- 2 round whole-wheat crackers
- 2 teaspoons of creamy peanut or almond butter
- 8 pretzel sticks
- 2 raisins
Make a sandwich with the crackers and peanut or almond butter. Insert eight pretzels for the spider legs into the filling. Using the peanut or almond butter as “glue,” stick the raisins on top as spider eyes.
Fun Halloween recipes can often be the highlight of the holiday!