Happy Halloween, Everyone!
jack o'cuties galore
I'm not a crazed Halloween fan like some people, but I certainly can't resist the opportunity for festive food fun. I saw those little cutie tangerine pumpkins all over the place, but I didn't feel like peeling a load of tangerines. (or mandarins? I'm not actually sure)... So, I decided just to draw little Jack O' Lantern faces on my cuties! It was so fun. No two are the same!
I took some to my yoga students, and I saved the other half to take to a Halloween party we're going to tonight. It's nice to provide some Halloween treats that are healthy. Also, this way if I feel like I'm being too tempted by sugary treats at the party, I can always make my way back to the big bowl of Jack O'Cuties. It was fun to let my students pick out their favorite - some people go for happy jack o'faces and some people like the mean, spooky faces!
skeleton yoga cookies!
That said, I made cookies too! I used the Chocolate Roll-out Cookies recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. What took me so long to discover this recipe?? They were so delicious! I added a little extra cocoa powder and some chocolate extract for extra cocoa-power-punch. They taste like brownies!
These cookies are my pride and joy this year, but I can't take credit - they were Mr. VE&T's idea. I have these yoga posture cookie cutters, and every year at Christmas I make Gingerbread Yogis for all my students. In years past, I've made Halloween Skeleton Cookies with my regular "gingerbread man" cookie cutter. But somehow, I never thought of making skeleton yogis! It was a fun icing challenge!
I brought these (and a few jack o'cuties for the healthy-minded) to my yoga class on the night before Halloween. Needless to say - none of them made it home!
good ol' fashioned skeleton cookies!
While I was at it, I figured I may as well make some proper spooky skeletons and bring them along to the Halloween party tonight. There were a couple that broke, so I took advantage of those "tragedies" to make sure the the cookies were delicious. Check! These cookies are full-sized Gingerbread men, maybe 5 inches high (?), so they are actually pretty big. I like the ones where I left a nose hole better... the ones without noses look a little like Alien Skeleton Cookies - but I guess that's just as well for Halloween!
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