Baking date: October 31, 2014
This year, my older son’s football team made it to the playoff round on the way to a possible Super Bowl game for the youth league he plays in.
The first round of playoffs was November 1, so I decided to make Halloween-themed treats for the players, coaches, and family/fans in attendance.
I started with the candy corn cookies. These are a time-intensive sugar cookie, but so cute. The recipe also makes quite a few cookies, although they are small.
A note about the recipe … I’m thinking 7-10 minutes might be a little long if you cut your slices thin. Why, you ask? Well, here’s why:
I then baked the next batch for 7 minutes and they came out just fine:
Kids and adults alike enjoy this recipe. And as I mentioned, you get a lot of cookies from it.
I also made cupcakes for the players and the coaches. I used a cake mix by Duff Goldman called Blue Suede. I agree with some of the Amazon.com comments that it isn’t royal blue like the packaging, but more like Tiffany blue. I purchased it at my local grocery store (Giant Food). There is a small food color packet inside, and it has a hint of blueberry flavor. I also have a blue velvet recipe I have used before.
I added vanilla frosting on top, dyed golden yellow. I then drew circles on top with blue sparkle gel frosting. Using a toothpick, I made the spider web design so that the cupcakes were the team colors, but with a Halloween theme. I started running out of the blue sparkle gel, so the last 12 cupcakes just had blue dots on them.
Here are the cupcakes and the cookies:
The boys won their game, and moved on to the semi-final game on November 8. More to come on that game soon!