Despite the fact that there is snow on the ground and I was out shoveling this morning, tomorrow is Halloween and I am so excited for this year's cookies. (Quite frankly after Hurricane Irene I was just happy to have power this morning.)
Last year I kept it fairly simple, but this year I wanted to add some variety and not just do pumpkins and ghosts. I did make the same pumpkins but I changed the jack-o-lanterns from last year. I think this year's jack-o-lanterns have more personality.
My favorites are by far the spider webs. The wet on wet icing always makes such a great effect and these cookies are no exception. I tried picking out "creepy" colors and not just make black and white webs. If you want to learn how to make spider web cookies like these check out Bake at 350 has a great tutorial. I didn't follow hers exactly but all the basic steps are outlined on her site.
I still have a giveaway going on. You can enter to win a signed cookbook by the Cake Boss until 5pm EST tomorrow. If you have entered yet you still have time!
Happy Halloween! (and for those of you in the Northeast happy shoveling).