Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

It's that spooky day of the year where all the children get to dress up and go out trick or treating!

Yngwie is too old for trick or treating:( But last year he and his friends went to a Halloween Party dressed as the rock group Kiss. They had so much fun! They won first place for the best costume. My friend and I had made the costumes from clothes from the Goodwill and lots of glue, paint and glitter!

Yngwie and I will be going up to my grandmothers tonight to hand out candy. I'm also changing the hooks on the back on her necklaces to the kind that are magnetic so it's easier for her to put them on.

Here's a shot of our SpongeBob and Yngwie "jack o lanterns"

Here is the recipe for the cream cheese sugar cookies! We like these so much better than plain sugar cookies. The cream cheese gives them a much richer taste.
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
1 c. sugar
1c. butter, softened
1 (3 oz.) pkg cream cheese
1/2 tea. vanilla extract
1/2 tea. almond extract
1 egg
2 1/4 cups self rising flour
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, almond and vanilla extracts and egg. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out 1/3 at a time to 1/8" thickness. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 7-10 minutes in preheated oven or until light browm. Cool cookies completely before frosting.
Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Halloween!


jungle dream pagoda said...

Oh my what yummy cookies,I made mine from a mix!! Yes my babies (4 and 11) arequite a serious duo when it comes to Halloween costumes I see it never stops! LOVE the Kiss stumes!

PEA said...

Happy Halloween dear Linda:-) Omigosh, you and your friend did an amazing job doing up those Kiss costumes, right down to the sparkling boots! hehe Thank you so much for the cookie recipe, have copied it down. Hope your days is filled with treats:-) xoxo

smilnsigh said...

Ohhhh yummmmmmm.... I just had to print out that recipe for cream cheese sugar cookies! Oh yummmmm!!! :-)

"Boo Hugs" to you,

smilnsigh said...

And last year's Kiss costumes were super! You are so talented!

"Boo Hugs" to you,

The Fairy Godmother said...

Happy Halloween

Bimbimbie said...

... thanks for flying over and saying hello - Halloween Greetings to You*!*

Lee-ann said...

Well, I am guessing you are handing out those great treats right about now so happy Halloween, to you and your family.

I loved reading many of your posts I have missed over the past weeks and the sewing looks a great addition to your winter wardrobe.

I have also "taken" your cream cheese biscuits recipe....they sound yummo!

see you again soon.

Susie said...

Great costumes and those cream cheese sugar cookies sound delish!
Happy Halloween!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Yum. cream cheese cookies..seriously, does every man in the world want to a Kiss member at least once in his life? Hysterical! Happy Halloween. Susan

Naturegirl said...

((((((((HAPPY HALLOWEEN)))))
I just flew in on a witches broom!
I am having a blast visiting all the
(((GOULS))) in Bloglandia!
Love the sugar cookies! Should go down well with a (((bloody drink)) is you know what I mean..seeing all the GOULS are out!!
witches hugs and bats NG

Tami said...

Those costumes were great! Happy Halloween (a day late) :0)

Anita said...

Dear Linda!

Oh, I was so pleased that you already found the surprise that's was waiting for you on my blog! ;-)) Once again, congratulations!

I will be a bit hard for me to "let my stocking go" because I love it, too! ;-)) Thanks for your address, I'll pass by the post office either today or tomorrow!

Have a great Friday!

Andrea said...

Looks like they were happy and having a good time.

Those cream cheese sugar cookies looks sooooo good. You can't go wrong with anything adding cream cheese.

Anita said...

Dear Linda,

I just said goodbye to my little Victorian stocking and I will now send it on a journey over the big ocean, straight to your home where it should arrive very soon! ;-))

Have a great Saturday!

XoX, Anita

Lovella said...

Oh this recipe looks fantastic. It looks like the dough would be nice and easy to work with and the cookies would be really tender.

Lori said...

Happy Belated Halloween!

Those cookies sound delicious.
I will have to copy the recipe.

The kids all look great all dressed up as the KISS group.

I've missed you. Come by my blog when you get a chance.
Sorry I just haven't been posting as much lately.