October 31, 2007
If you’re celebrating Halloween, I hope your day so far has been filled with fun tricks and sweet treats. And if you want to add an extra *scary* kick to your day, you might consider trying some of these *spook-tacular* Halloween recipes!And now, to announce the winner of our Spook-tacular Halloween Recipes Contest….
2/3 C. butter, softened
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 C. all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. milk
12 oz. whipped topping, thawed
1/4 C. confectectors’ sugar
red decorator gel, or desired color
gummy googly eyes
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake in 350-degree oven for 25 minutes. Let cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix well. Cut the center chunk out of each cupcake and set aside. Fill cavity in cupcake with a large dollop of frosting. In the front of the cavity, stand a gummy eyeball. Decorate with halloween sprinkles and colored sugar.Cover leftovers loosely and refrigerate.
The choice was tough, as we received a ton of fun and unique Halloween-inspired recipes. So, to give some of our favorite contenders their proper recognition, here’s a list of who came close:
Halloween Duo: Five Spice Chocolate Brownies & Orange Glazed Blondies
Witch Wanda’s Scary Chili
-Hillary, wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!