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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's a Crafty Tuesday! Edible Masks from Hershey's!

This is our last Halloween treat idea! This adorable idea is like a craft and a treat rolled into one. :) As always, the idea, the instructions, and the picture all belong to Hersheys.com and can be found here: http://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/halloween/recipes/detail.asp?id=6001

There’s also a ton of other cute ideas at that website so you should definitely take a minute to check it out at some point. On to the recipe:

1 package (about 16 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (16 oz.) vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
Assorted food color
Decorations, such as: ROLO Caramels in Milk Chocolate, HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, small (1-1/2 inch) YORK Peppermint Patties, KIT KAT Crisp Wafers in Chocolate, REESE'S PIECES Candies, TWIZZLERS PULL-N-PEEL Candy

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 2. Combine cookie dough and flour until mixture holds together. Roll dough into 1/4-inch thick rectangle on lightly floured work surface..3. Draw two (7- to 8- inch-high) Halloween shapes (pumpkin, ghost, witch, etc.) on cardboard; cut out. Cover them with clear plastic wrap. Place over dough; trace around cardboard pattern with knife. Cut completely through dough. Place shapes on prepared cookie sheet. Using a straw, make one (1/4-inch-wide) hole in each side of "mask" where ear would be.4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.5. Divide frosting and tint with food color; frost cookies. Using your imagination, decorate cookies with assorted candies. Separate PULL-N-PEEL candy into strands; tie 1 strand into each hole to resemble strings on a mask. 2 cookies.

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