Here are some cute Jack-o-lanterns!
I'm sure you'd like to know how to make them, but you know creating shapes like these with the great faces and all is bound to be difficult. I'll include instructions, but only the advanced baker should aspire to match my feat. Here we go!
Step 1: Go to the grocery store and buy this:
Step 2: Open the package, break the cookies apart, and toss everything on a cookie sheet.
Step 3: Bake them and take them out of the oven.
Whew! After all that, you wouldn't expect me to make anything else, but I'm dauntless and made gingersnaps too. :) My basic recipe for gingersnaps is here. My adaptation for Halloween is as follows: go to the grocery store and get some orange and black sugar-- they sell it in the baking aisle in October. Then make the basic gingersnap dough.
Roll the dough into balls and dip each ball halfway into white sugar. Dip the other half into colored sugar. Place each ball on a cookie sheet with the colored side up.
Then bake 'em!
They spread out and crack.
With this pretty result.
I think gingersnaps look awfully appealing even just dressed in plain white sugar. And they're really tasty too.
I had a list of stuff I wanted to bake before leaving, and these gingersnaps were pretty much the last item on that list. It's been great fun, and hopefully in the convent I'll lose whatever weight I've gained. :) It would have been nice to lose pounds before entering and arrive at the convent slender, but I keep seeing tasty foods and thinking, "Oooh, it's my last chance to eat that!" and... well...