For Halloween this year I decided to forgo the pumpkin cupcakes I usually make and instead baked up a batch of sugar cookies. I don't really know why I did this because I absolutely despise making cookies. It can be so tedious - the rolling, cutting, rolling again...the baking, the burning, the freaking out and the subsequent throwing out process is entirely too repetitive and entirely too stressful. But, every now and again I do like to mix up the treats I provide my people.
The recipe for these cookies came from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and they were pretty good, but I did find them too sugary.
Which, admittedly, is a bit of a ridiculous criticsm to make of a sugar cookie, but I just found the sweetness overwhelming to the point of headache and toothache. I think if I make them again I will skip the icing process (and unfortunately cut the cuteness quotient down a notch). Instead, I'll probably just sprinkle them with some sugar before baking.
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and aren't feeling the sugar low today (I know I sure am - damn you Swedish Berries!). We had an awesome time first at our place, and then at Starlight in uptown Waterloo (where the DJ had a crazy old school dance party going on that made us old folks reminiscent of our high school days).
Paul's pumpkin carving stylings - the 2010 additions being Jason and Devil Flanders! (to go along with Jack Skellington and Michael Myers, whom you can't see because he had a strobe light in him that couldn't be picked up by the camera).
The amazing pumpkin punch bowl made by my dear friend Lisa.
Me and Paul, as Princess Peach and Super Mario!
The Queen of Hearts and good old Richard Nixon
Edward Scissorhands and Mr. Peanut, quite the couple
What an awesome night - thanks to all our great friends for coming out and to Starlight for throwing such a great Halloween party! (And I didn't even have to see a single Lady Gaga dress!)
Can't wait until next year!