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Dec. 16th, 2010 | 05:21 pm
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posted by: beeinbeaker in happycraftsmas

My sister and I both have the passion for Halloween (one more than the other.. she decorates year round in Halloween ... things, where as I do the baking, and work in haunted houses and such)..

Anyway, for the holidays, we always gift her with Halloween Goodies..and I wanted to bake her shortbread cookies like the rest of the family are getting, but didn't want to break tradition by giving her stockings and boring "gingerbread" cookies.

After much hunting across the web, I came across Zombie Gingerbread Cookies (yes, there will be an army of them baked for her in the likeness of her and her family) and even more of them here (being the cookie perfectionist I am, I never would have thought to dismember part of the zombies!)

Anyone else have any other cookie suggestions? I'm considering haunted houses, a Halloween themed set of candy canes, and tombstones (bells slightly reshaped look like tombstones).

Enjoy!

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stardust and gin

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from: dancinglights
date: Dec. 16th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome!

Last year at Christmas, I broke out my bought-at-Halloween bat cookie cutters for the gingerbread cookies and handformed some Santa hats for them.

Now I feel the need to make a haunted gingerbread house.

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from: beeinbeaker
date: Dec. 17th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
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Well, on a mildly (at least, unedible) unrelated note, our family is making birdhouses decorated in a holiday theme (gingerbread houses, north pole theme, etc etc..we're entirely too crafty..) and of course, hers needed to be.. "special" to match the rest of her "holiday" decor (orange, purple, black... bats, pumpkins, etc.. even this time of the year!) and hers is infact a haunted house gingerbread house! if you'd like a picture (it's made out of a wooden birdhouse and polymer clay) I'll be happy to upload you one.

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stardust and gin

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from: dancinglights
date: Dec. 17th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
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Ooh. I've worked with polymer enough to have a vague idea what you're on about there, and I like the idea. If it's not too much trouble, I'd love to see a picture.

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from: beeinbeaker
date: Dec. 19th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
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I'll add a picture tonight..

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ravyn621

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from: ravyn621
date: Dec. 17th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
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Here's a website that has some Christmas cookie ideas that I'm sure you could easily transform in to Halloween cookies :)

http://www.kitchendaily.com/2010/12/02/christmas-cookie-decorating-ideas-recipes/?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%7C189007

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from: beeinbeaker
date: Dec. 17th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I found my witch cookie cutter, I think I'm going to do a few of those, painting the traditional witches hat as a santa hat. Nothing toooo out there. =D

But from the friends I asked, the zombie-men seem to be a hit, and they have asked to get a "sample" batch too!

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Darla Christine

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from: darlachristine
date: Dec. 17th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
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My son, who is in the Navy, likes zombie stuff. These cookies would be perfect for a Halloween care package. And you could do sugar cookies instead of gingerbread too. Cute!

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from: beeinbeaker
date: Dec. 19th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Indeed! I'm actually doing Shortbread (a lot of my family is on low-sugar diets, and my shortbread recipe calls for one cup of sugar for 2lb of dough;; yielding roughly 60 cookies) and I'm allergic to cinnamon, so I can't touch the stuff.

Definitely should do up some for a care package! =D

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Stacy

sort of baking related but more crafty

from: itsgoodtobefree
date: Dec. 17th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
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i found some tips in a magazine about using cookie cutters for christmas decorations. a suggestion would be getting your sis a new set of halloween cookie cutters and tie ribbons to them so she can hang it on her xmas tree. it's kind of nightmare before christmas-ish, but after xmas is over she can use the new cutters for other baking projects.

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from: beeinbeaker
date: Dec. 19th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Very clever; I love it! She actually is getting a set of NBC ornaments from me, but those would be a great stocking stuffer!!! Thanks for the idea!!!

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