Get ready for Halloween with Gingerbread Zombies
The nip of fall is finally in the air most places. Even here in Florida temperatures are starting to dip down at night. I won’t blame you if you laugh at me when I tell you that the dips are only in the 60s. That’s chilly for us! And I have to say that Halloween is in the air all around us.
We are in the middle of football season and it seems to take up most of our week. I find myself reminiscing about when my kids were little, we had such fun deciding on their costumes and getting in the kitchen to create special treats for their teachers and classmates. I’m honestly not sure which they liked best, getting candy or giving out the homemade treats.
Now that they are older, they still dress up to hand out Halloween candy to all our young neighbors who are trick or treating. And since no one wants to be stuck in the kitchen on Halloween night when all the excitement is happening out front, it’s become a tradition to make my slow cooker pulled pork, I tell you the sugar in this recipe takes it over the top! It is easy, perfect for a quick meal and it is always handy to share with others.
- ¾ Cup Softened Butter
- ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Egg
- ⅓ Cup Molasses
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger, Grated
- 2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Cups All-purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- Icing Recipe:
- 1 ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Cookie Method:
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Add egg, fresh ginger, molasses,
- Add dry ingredients
- Chill dough overnight
- Roll ⅛” thick
- Cut into gingerbread men
- Bake 325F 10-12 minutes
- Icing Method:
- Mix all using paddle about 10 minutes
- Add food coloring if desired
- Pipe onto cooled cookies
If you enjoy getting in the kitchen with your kids too, you are going to love this week’s Halloween Sunday Supper theme. We’ll be sharing lots of treat recipes that would be great to wrap up for neighbors and teachers, like Creepy Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Monster Munch Popcorn Snack Mix, Chewy Apple Cider Caramels, Gingerbread Zombies and so many more. There’s even a cocktail for the adults!
Dixie Crystals sugar has been a trusted Southern brand since 1917. On Dixie Crystals.com you will find thousands of time-tested recipes, baking videos, vintage cookbooks and so much more! Like Sunday Supper Movement, Dixie Crystals is committed to helping families spend time together in the kitchen making memories though food. While on the Dixie Crystals website, make sure you check out Kids in the Kitchen. This is where you’ll find kid-friendly craft ideas, printables, edible art projects, activity sheets and science projects that you can do with your kids. And, don’t forget to head over to Dixie Crystals.com and try your luck at the Scary Scramble Contest (October 9-19th, 2016) for a chance to win a brand-new Kitchen Aid Mixer!
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Join #SundaySupper on Twitter Sunday 7pmET for our fun chat. This week we’ll be talking about how we used Dixie Crystals to create fun Halloween recipe ideas. Until then, take a peek at what everyone is bringing to the virtual table below.
Halloween Recipe Ideas:
Bewitching Breakfast Treats
Fang-tastic Candy Treats
- Creepy Pumpkin Seed Brittle by Sunday Supper Movement
- Easy Halloween Fudge by The Dinner-Mom
- Soft and Chewy Apple Cider Caramels by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Boo-tiful Cakes and Pies
- Cheesecake Mummies by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Cinnamon Frosted Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake by Crazed Mom
- Gluten Free Spooky Chocolate Cupcakes by Fearless Dining
- Graveyard Cupcakes by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Halloween Whoopie Pies by The Chef Next Door
- Mini Jack-O-Lantern Cakes by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Mummy Apple Hand Pies by Eazy Peazy Mealz
- Pumpkin Chocolate Ganache Cake by Taste And See
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Butter Cream Frosting by Flour On My Face
- Gingerbread Zombies by Family Foodie
- Halloween Spider Cookies by Moore or Less Cooking
- Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars by Savory Experiments
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Alida’s Kitchen
- Witch Hat Cookies by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Other Bone-chilling Goodies
- Bloody Crème Brûlée by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Haunted Halloween Ghosts by Shockingly Delicious
- Individual Candy Corn Fruit Salad Dessert by Hot Eats Cool Reads
- Monster Munch Popcorn Snack Mix by A Dish of Daily Life
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cobbler by The Gold Lining Girl
- Vampire Collins Cocktail by kimchi MOM
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