Friday, November 01, 2013

Trick Or Treat: Monster Fingers



We started off Halloween morning with a BOO!  This was a last minute brainstorm of mine, make a themey Halloween breakfast.  At the store, I picked up a ghost sippy cup, and we went from there.


There were spider biscuits, ghost eggs, tombstone hash browns, and mummified sausage.  Thatbaby's favorite was the spider.


After work/daycare we rushed home and got changed so we could head over to the Jurisslaves for a little trick-or-treating.


The boys had so much fun going door-to-door.  Thatbaby was pro at the "TRICK OR TREAT" yelling.  Jurisbaby was on top of the "Thank Yous."  They made an excellent pair.


As an aside, we've been prompting Thatbaby so often, that he now believes the appropriate response to being given candy is "Thank you so loud."


After we'd been to a fair amount of houses, we headed back to the Jurishouse, where Jurisbaby led everyone in an impromptu dance party.


And the boys happily ate candy and played with cars until it was time to go home.


And because I can't go anywhere empty handed, I thought I would bring over something seasonal and fun.  I was planning on making "lady finger" ladyfingers, but when I asked Thatboy if I should make them finger colored or green monster colored Thatbaby chimed in that they should be blue.  So blue they were.


Monster Finger Lady Fingers
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
blue food coloring
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
red food coloring
sliced blanched almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Beat the egg yolks, vanilla, salt, and a couple drops of blue food coloring until thick.
  2. In a separate bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  3. Beat the sugar into the egg whites.
  4. Fold the egg whites until the yolks until blended.
  5. Fold in the flour.
  6. Spoon the mixture into a ziplock bag.  Snip off a corner and pipe the batter into 4 inch "fingers" on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.
  7. Place a drop of red food coloring at the end of each "finger."
  8. Top each food coloring drop with an almond slice.  Bake for 10 minutes.

5 comments:

  1. Cute costumes, perfectly themed foods, and candy...what else could you want!? This is all too good. Thanks for sharing. Will be saving these fingers for next year!

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  2. You guys definitely had a Halloween to remember! The boys are so adorable!

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  3. These fingers look pretty spooky!!!

    Well done with your two Yabba Dabba Doo!!! Were you Wilma?

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  4. these cookies are fun and "spooky" for Hallowe'en. looks like it was a fun night.

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  5. Cute costumes!!! Love the spooky finger cookies!!!

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