It’s Halloween!! At last! I’m sporting my vampire Mickey Mouse tee and some skeleton leggings in honor of the occasion, but what about goodies? I’ve got you covered, my friends. Fun, easy, and super tasty treats for all your Halloween festivities, coming right up! For even more spooky goodies, you can see all of my Halloween posts here.
Oh, and hey, read through to the end for a fantastic giveaway. No, really…it’s fantastic.
First treat up today is one of my favorite cookies – not just for Halloween, but ever. These Spiced Almond Spritz Pumpkin Cookies are buttery and rich, with a sweet and spicy filling; perfect for autumn. Add sweet and scary little jack-o-lantern faces, and they’re just right for spooky trick-or-treaters.
These Witchy Krispy Treats were one of the easiest and funnest Halloween goodies I’ve made. Simple rice krispy treats with a little green coloring mixed in, and funny faces added. Give them simple ice cream cone hats, and they’re ready to fly.
My Creepy Monster Claw Cupcakes were one of the scarier treats I made this year, because let’s face it, Halloween is creepy. Sometimes, it’s cute, but part of the fun is the scary, too. To make these, just pick your favorite cupcake and frosting recipes, then decorate with easy to make fondant claws and some red food coloring.
When I was a little girl, we’d go to the apple orchard every fall. We would pick apples, choose the perfect pumpkins, and drink as much slushy frozen apple cider as we could get our hands on. Now, I can have that slushy again as an adult (and you can even add a little splash of champagne to make it even more grown up) with my Sparkling Apple Cider Slushies.
For a sneakier, less in your face Halloween cookie, I made these Googly-Eye Cookies – delicious cinnamon white chocolate pecan cookies, and added baby mini chocolate chips to make the white chips into googly eyes. Simple, delicious, and fun.
In addition to the creepy monster claw cupcakes I made above, I also made these Fuzzy Monster Claw Cupcakes. Not everybody is into creepy and scary for Halloween, so this is a great way to make the same cupcakes more kid-friendly.
Why wait all the way until Christmas to have a Yule Log when you can have a Pumpkin Spice Ghoul Log right now??
Last, but not least, are probably my very favorite Halloween cupcakes I’ve ever made. My Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Cupcakes are two things I love – Halloween and Disney – happily combined into cupcakes, which…oh hey! I love! I made these last year, because the Hubster and I were going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Talk about inspiring: Mickey and Minnie decked out for Halloween, and happy jack-o-lantern Mickeys decorating the park…all these cupcakes needed to join in the fun was some sanding sugar, fondant top and witch’s hats, and candy melts for ears. Easy and absolutely cute.
This past week, my Facebook page passed up 50,000 Likes. I was floored. I know how busy we all are, and how many incredible blogs there are out there, so I’m awed and grateful that so many of you spend your time here.I have the most amazing readers, and I love hearing from you all, seeing what you guys think and what you’re up to, and interacting with you.
That’s why today, to say thank you, I’m giving away not one…
I very much wanted to have a giveaway that would benefit all of my readers, both U.S. and International. The best way to do that was cold hard cash. Today, you can enter for the chance to be one of two lucky winners! Just tell me something about Bakingdom…how you found me, your favorite Bakingdom recipe, what keeps you coming back, or things you’d love to see in the future. There is no wrong answer. I can’t wait to hear your feedback! Contest ends Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 6pm EST, and you’re automatically entered to win! Want an extra chance to win? Just follow @Bakingdom on twitter and tweet, “I want to win a $200.00 Amazon.com gift card from @bakingdom!” Once you’ve tweeted, return here and leave a comment saying you shared the tweet. Be sure to leave this as a separate comment; each comment is an entry. This giveaway is open to all readers, internationally! The winners will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. I will contact the winner, so don’t forget to add your email in the email section! **Comments are moderated, so if you’ve never commented before, it will take some time for your comment to appear!** Good luck with the giveaway!
Congratulations to the two lucky winners!
I will email you both shortly about tour prizes!