Two Horrifyingly Good Recipes to Try for Halloween

By Natalie Ramirez 

It may seem like there is nothing to do for Halloween thanks to Corona Virus, but that’s not entirely true. There are many activities to do when at home and maintaining social distancing. Try baking a Halloween themed pastry to share with your family during this hard time and bring some joy. And no need to go looking on the internet for a recipe, here are some banana mummies and simple sugar cookies to decorate any way you want:

Banana Mummies

 

Time: 

25 minutes

Level:

Easy

Ingredients: 

Four bananas

One pound of white chocolate

Four ounces of white chocolate

16 mini m&m's

Four ounces of milk chocolate chips

Eight Lollipop sticks

Directions: 

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Get banana halves, and place a lollipop stick into them. Freeze them until they are firm, which takes about 2 hours. 

  2. Use a large microwave-safe measuring cup and melt one pound of white chocolate (according to package directions). Dip bananas into the white chocolate and be sure to shake off any excess. Place them back onto the baking sheet and right after, put two mini m&m’s near the top to act like eyes. 

  3. After all the bananas are completed, place white chocolate back into the microwave and fill a piping bag with it. Pipe zigzags along the bananas, to look like bandages. Repeat this step with milk chocolate if you plan to use it. 

  4. Chill or freeze until you are ready to serve and wow your family on Halloween (Women’s Day). 

 

Sugar cookies

 

Time:

40 minutes

Level:

Easy

Ingredients: 

Two and a half cups of all purpose flour

One teaspoon of baking soda

One fourth teaspoon of baking powder

One tablespoon of cornstarch

One half teaspoon of salt 

Three fourths cup of unsalted butter, room temperature

One and a half cups of light brown sugar

One egg

One egg yolk

Two teaspoons of vanilla extract

One third cup of coarse sugar (additional for rolling)

Any can frosting (any color and flavor is fine for decorating) 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degree fahrenheit. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 

  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside for later. 

  3. Cream the butter and brown the sugar together in a large bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to spot the color and texture change happen. 

  4. Add in the one egg and stir until evenly mixed. 

  5. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. 

  6. Add the dry ingredients from the medium sized bowl until the dough comes together and is combined. Try not to over mix. 

  7. Create small dough balls and add an additional sugar to coat. Set the balls on the baking sheet.

  8. Bake your cookies for seven to nine minutes. The cookies should spread and the centers will look soft, but will look done. Remove the cookies from the oven right before the borders of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. Do not over bake. 

  9. Remove from the oven when done and allow the cookies to cool while on the baking sheet. This can take up to four to five minutes before transferring to a wired rack to cool completely. 

  10.  Then put your frosting into either a piping bag or just spoon it right on the cookies. Decorate your cookies, making them look as spooky as you possibly can (Life Love and Sugar). 

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