BOO!

Happy Halloween.  This is my first experiment with cookies as art.  

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The scariest part turned out to be my kitchen counters splattered in black food coloring and icing.  I went totally old school and used the excellent recipes for sugar cookies and royal icing from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.  I discovered some really festive supplies at New York Cake & Baking Supply on 22nd Street in the Flatiron district.  A great resource, it turns out, for cookie cutters in the shape of spiders ... and rats.

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I couldn't find many inspirational images, so these are my own special creations.  The cookies are actually edible and yummy.  They will be the treats for the little goblins in our building and dessert, along with homemade popcorn balls, for a dinner party tomorrow night.  

A PACK OF FRESHLY BAKED RATS

A PACK OF FRESHLY BAKED RATS