27 Oct Halloween Treats From Our Team to You! 👻🎃☠️
From the PsiNapse Team
Decorating Sugar Cookies!
A couple of us spent the weekend decorating sugar cookies! There’s nothing quite like it to make you feel like a kid again and connect with the family and friends that you’re decorating with! Whether you go in with a specific design in mind or let the creativity flow as you go, you’ll end up with some delightfully tasty, spooky treats! And maybe a memory or two to go along with them 🎃.
During the pandemic, I’ve picked up some new hobbies and one of them has been cookie decorating! It’s a fun, artistic outlet that I get to share with friends and family!
Halloween, being one of my all-time favorite holidays (and really time of year… it’s like a way of life for a month or two), is the most fun time to decorate cookies for. You can go as spooky or cutesy as you want. I especially had fun making tiny frosting eyeballs and bones to stick onto the bubbling cauldron. It’s possible I dreamed of being a witch a time or two as a little girl… 🧙♀️
If you are a prospective cookie designer, make sure to check out downtowndoughto on Instagram, and look into taking one of her super fun and incredibly helpful classes to get recipes for no-spread cookie dough and shiny royal icing, and to stock up on invaluable tips and tricks to become a cookie master!
Baking and decorating cookies this Halloween was amazing! At my household, we used pre-baked sugar cookies and pre-made Betty Crocker icing to save some time and get right to the decorating part!
We aren’t professionals but we had an absolute blast coming up with designs, decorating, and then soon after, eating all of the cookies.
Quick tip: Use a toothpick to add detail to your cookie design. It allows for a bit more control! More importantly… have FUN!
Baking Pumpkin Bread!
This Keto Pumpkin Bread recipe was from the phenomenal Green and Keto. I made one slight adjustment: instead of using powdered ginger, cloves, and nutmeg, I used a similar amount of pumpkin pie spice.
The bread was immediately devoured by keto and non-keto taste testers, alike. We noticed a slightly more crumbly texture than typical pumpkin bread made with flour. All in all, it was easy to make and I would definitely recommend it!
One tip I wish I had listened to on this recipe: It does brown quickly
so I highly recommend covering the loaf with foil at the 30 minute mark.