Frankenbaby does Halloween

Happy November! Can you believe it’s already November? Halloween was a huge success. Munchkin loved his costume and trick or treating.

We started off the morning with some special Halloween pancakes, which were just my pumpkin pancakes with a candy corn smiley face on them. Big hit with Munchkin, but pancakes always are.

During naptime, I got to cookie making. I had my eye on these cookies for weeks, and I’m happy I found the time to make them. They’re basically sugar cookies with a piece of candy corn pressed into them when they come out of the oven. Very simple, very yummy and cute and festive.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour*
  • About 18 pieces of candy corn

*For chocolate cookies, reduce the flour to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter and sugar in a medium bowl; beat until combined. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Add flour, and mix until a dough forms. Scoop out level teaspoons of dough, and roll into balls (chill dough briefly if it becomes too soft). Place balls on baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are firm and cookies are dry to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven; gently press a candy corn into center of each cookie (surface of cookies may crack slightly). Cool on sheets 1 minute; transfer to a rack to cool completely.

We started out our trick-or-treating adventure in our neighborhood. Since Munchkin was little Fankenstein, I decided to be Frankenmommy for trick-or-treating.

My friend Paul, Munchkin’s godfather, came along with us and was dressed like a Psych professor, AKA his future self.

Munchkin was a trick-or-treating champ. He climbed the stairs, rang the bells which he could reach and waited patiently for people to come out with candy. He especially liked when he was able to chose his own candy out of the bowl.  We got a ton of great candy and one house was even giving out bubbles which Munchkin was super excited for.

After Tommy got home from work, we headed out to Long Island to do some trick or treating with Arianna.  By that time, Munchkin was getting cranky and coming off his sugar high, so we cut the trick-or-treating short and got some dinner at Houlihan’s. I had the Corriander Grilled Salmon, which was amazing.  It was grilled Salmon with delicious mashed red potatoes and grean beans in a Chili butter sauce. Tommy had the Pot Roast which was also delish.

After dinner we headed home. We were all so tired that we pretty much passed out as soon as we got home. For me that means I fell asleep with all that Frankenmommy makeup on.  My skin will be thanking me for it later.

Now it’s time to get back to reality and start getting ready for school tonight. I’m bringing in Munchkin’s candy to share with my class because we don’t need any more sugar in our diets.

Did you go/have trick-or-treaters? What’s your favorite Halloween candy?


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  1. Aww Munchkin is so cute 🙂 No trick or treaters last night, but my favorite candy is a Kit Kat. I haven't had one in ages, but I love to grab a snack sized one when it presents itself.

  2. What a cute little guy you have 🙂 So glad you had a great time taking him out trick-or-treating!

    Also – love, love, love your "101 in 1001" page. What a cool idea! I noticed that you mentioned THE HELP for books you've read and movies you've seen. What did you think of it?!

    • I loved loved loved The Help! I passed it on to my mom, who passed it on to her girlfriends at work. It was a great movie and an even greater book. Did you read/see it? What did you think?

      • Agreed completely! I read it last year and immediately fell in love with the story. There's something very special and inspiring about it. I'm usually hesitant about movie adaptations of books I adore, but this one followed the storyline SO well. It was phenomenal, and the book even more so!


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