Now that my son is breaking past the toddler stage, I’m all about kitchen traditions that he can participate in. (Things changed dramatically for us when our conversations became two-sided, rather than me doing most of the talking.) I was totally inspired by our Halloween Lookbook, particularly the
Monster Cookie Pops.
I don’t know about you, but I’m easily intimidated by how-to party ideas. Some look so intricate that I deem them unattainable, while others demand too much effort, with little in return. My takeaway? Our holiday traditions need to fit two requirements: easy and fun. These cookies hit the mark. They’re simple, quick, and a heckuva good time.
First, I baked the cookies using sugar cookie dough, but feel free to sub any flavor you like – such as peanut butter or even chocolate chip.
Then, I covered all the cookies with creamy vanilla frosting. (Again, you can choose your own adventure here by making different colored frostings.)
Here’s where the fun begins: Pick your own decorations to customize your cookies. My son and I opted for candy corn, cinnamon dots, marshmallows, yellow icing and licorice. But really, the options are endless!