I love this time of year. Here in East Tennessee the days get shorter long before the temperature cools. I can always sense the first changes in light early on, and it makes me anxious for all things Autumn.
I love Halloween too. I know it's early, but I just couldn't hold off baking spooky cookies any longer. These will soon be available in my Etsy shop!
I wanted to do something a little different design-wise this year. I kept thinking about all the cookie cutters I have that represent Halloween, but something was missing.
New sanding sugars were used on the little devil and kitty-cat.
I think it was in my first official post that I mentioned ordering sanding sugars from King Arthur's Flour. I received my order and was a little dismayed that they had sent the wrong colors, but I didn't complain. I knew I'd eventually find a use for them and went about my baking. It wasn't until much later I discovered sanding sugars locally at an Amish market for an insanely low price. Have I mentioned how much I love the Amish market?
I started playing around with some imperfectly shaped cookies (I call them rejects) and came up with a few designs. So, here they are, flaws and all. I think I'll make another batch and sell these as a set on Etsy also.
They look a little better with spooky lighting effect.