Halloween isn’t just about making cookies and treats for a party or trick-or-treaters. It’s also a great time to do a cookie baking project with the kids – one of my favorite childhood memories. Try switching things up this year by expanding the treats to include friends or family who enjoy a visit and a treat.
Older family members and friends love seeing the kids dressed in their Halloween costumes, so why not throw in a treat that would be the icing on the cake? The weekend before Halloween, take a little extra time to bake and package up some of your Halloween goodies. Take the kids in their costumes to deliver the treats and stay for a short visit. These kind of gestures mean so much more than we realize and places the emphasis of Halloween on sharing our time with others vs. eating/collecting a bunch of candy.
Halloween Cookies are always fun to bake and decorate. This recipe calls for a shiny glaze icing, but, if decorating with younger kids, it may be easier if you make the old fashioned frosting with powdered sugar and food coloring. Other Halloween treats to include could be these Loaded Honey Bran Muffins chock full of dried fruit, nuts and seeds or a loaf of my favorite Aunt Lois’ Banana Nut Bread – always a favorite.