Halloween is Coming. . .

Halloween is fast approaching and I feel as though I am hardly ready. We’ve got the kids’ costumes, candy bought, pumpkins purchased. It seems like last year we were working on decorations the entire month of October. But we haven’t done any crafts or decorated at all this year- we’ve been so incredibly busy.

I experimented with some sandwich cookies this morning. They were tricky! My intention was to make a knock-off Oreo with a peanut butter frosting but I had some problems getting the dough to firm up like I wanted and I had to act fast.

I think they turned out okay but not sure if they are worth the effort. The recipe only allowed for rolling and cutting the dough twice, and I was only able to make less than 20 small cookies. I took them to class so that I wouldn’t eat any. My husband will feel left out for about a second. . . then he’ll get over it when he sees what I am making him tomorrow.

Here is the recipe I used for the homemade Oreo-like cookies (I substituted the cream filling for peanut butter frosting). As mentioned earlier, the recipe was fairly difficult. It would make a great Daring Bakers’ challenge!

On another note. . . the peanut butter candies shown above— I broke down and bought a bag mainly because I enjoy the retro-wax-paper-Halloween-candy look but in a moment of weakness I ate one. Why did I hate these things so much as a kid? They actually taste pretty good. If there were a molasses version I would buy them in bulk . . .