It’s that time of the year again. If you’re looking for fun ideas for home-made Halloween treats this year, check out these fabulous fun guides for splendid Halloween Treats. Pass on the store-bought cupcakes, whip up Witch’s Cupcakes. For this you will need 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix, batter, 1 (16.5-ounce) container white frosting, 1/8 teaspoon green food color, 24 chocolate sugar cones, 24 chocolate wafers, and 72 candy corn candies. Line two 12-cup cupcake pans with paper liners. Pour the batter into pans and bake according to package directions; let it cool.
After it cools, in a medium bowl, combine frosting and green food color; mix well. Cut sugar cones in half crosswise.
Use frosting as glue, attach the pointed bottom half of each cone to a chocolate wafer, forming witch’s hats. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting, place a witch’s hat on top of each cupcake. Make eyes by pushing 2 pieces of candy corn pointed-side up into each cupcake, and lay one candy corn flat to make each nose. Serve, or cover loosely until ready to serve. Get this recipes and other good recipes at http://www.mrfood.com/master_images/MrFood/MrFood%20eCookbook%20-%20Halloween%20eCookbook.pdf
Skip store-bought cookies which can be hard and stale, whip up a batch of Cobweb cookies. Use160g/5.5 oz all-purpose/plain flour, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional, for chocolate flavor), 100g/4 oz butter, refrigerated, 50g/2 oz superfine/caster sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, White writing icing. First, sift the flour into the mixing bowl. Add cocoa powder. Cut the butter into small pieces. Rub the pieces into the flour and cocoa until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar and stir through. Pour milk. Stir and mix until it forms a dough. Roll into a ball of dough. Rap the dough in a plastic food wrap. Chill for 20 minutes.
After chill for 20 minutes, preheat oven 180ºC/350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator. Roll on a surface sprinkled with flour, to prevent sticking. Roll the dough to a thickness about 5mm/ 1/4 inch. Cut circles in the dough. Use a circle cookie cutter or open end of an average-sized glass. Arrange the cut cookies on the baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. After 10-12 minutes, let it sit for 5 minutes, then remove and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack before icing.
Adding the Cobweb Designs
To create the cobweb designs begin in the middle of each cookie. Draw a spiral design with the white writing icing. Continue piping the spiral. Pipe the icing evenly from the center right out to the edge of the cookie. Use the toothpick to add the web effects. Starting at the center, drag the toothpick to the outer edge. Aim about 6-8 times around the whole cookie, dividing it into equal pie slice shapes. When finished, you’ll have a batch of cobweb cookies that are trick-or-treat candy replacements. You may also receive this recipe from How to Make Cobweb Cookies (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Cobweb-Cookies)