This might become a tradition. We’ll see! I wanted to find a quick and easy craft or cooking activity to do with Jaron for Halloween. Plus, this is a good opportunity for Jaron to work his kindness and generosity skills on the neighbors by bringing them plates of cookies. Because the neighbor kids need more sugar this time of year…
We used this fabulous recipe for soft molasses cookies. The cookies are only mildly sweet and have that distinctive molasses flavor, which works well with the super sweet frosting and candy topping.
Jaron helped measure and pour. Samantha ate spaghetti and occasionally offered her 1-year-old opinion of things. Then Jaron and I cut out the pumpkin shapes and baked the cookies. When we ran out of frosting, I just dusted them with powdered sugar.
They cooled very quickly, so we were able to get right to the frosting. Just added some red and yellow coloring to a can of white vanilla frosting and went for it! Candy corn was intended to make happy faces, but we ended up with a lot of these too.
And I’m pretty sure at some point he was using the candy corns as weapons against the cookies. Ah, boys. 🙂
Tasty, fun, quick and easy! A mess was made, but Samantha outdid us anyway with her spaghetti launching maneuvers.