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Sugar Cookies Recipe for a Yummy Halloween or any Holiday

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[Guest Post, from Shannon Jones]

I volunteered to provide the cookies for Serenity's class party last week. Liv always rolls her eyes at me when I take on these challenges because I always find the hardest way possible to do things. Most moms run by the store and grab a box of cookies on sale for $2.99 from my bakery table. I on the other hand pause life, stop the rotation of the Earth and dive head first into a budget busting bonanza. I admit I go a little over the top. This year I decided to use the cookie cutters salvaged from last year's clearance rack. I made rolled sugar cookies and baked my ghosts, pumpkins, cats, bats and witches. The icing was the tricky decision because I am much more a fan of buttercream icing than the traditional royal. However for this project I opted to give it a go with the run-in technique. The trick to this is patience. My dilemma, I lack this particular character trait. First step is to make a great base to work on. 
After the cookies have com…

Scary Halloween Cupcakes | Recipe

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[Guest Post, from Shannon Jones]


I have to admit that I have rocked some pretty cool cakes for Chance's class over the years, so he was eager for me to come up with something for second grade. While I get my jollies being artistically creative, a budget can be restrictive. I have had a blast making cute Halloween cakes for class parties, but my 7 year old informed me this year that he was way beyond "cute". He and I searched for a compromise. He wanted kitty litter cakes or zombie heads with torn, bloody limbs while I was leaning towards fluffy bats and fun monster aliens. I finally came up with something that satisfied both of us. The perfect solution: a cauldron with slimy witch's brew! 
I made yellow cake cupcakes with our yummy Tottenham recipe. Once they cooled I whipped up some of my delicious butter-cream frosting. There are many different versions of this type of frosting, but for a quick, yummy, hassle free version this is the best. 
Divide your frosting into …