|be the perfect host/ess
I used to think that while disturbing was a good quality in most things Halloween, when it came to food, I preferred to skip the scary stuff. I'd seen far too many Halloween eats in which gross-out verisimilitude had clearly taken precedence over actual flavor. Call me crazy, but I like my food to taste good. So in years past, when it came time to start gearing up for Halloween, I left the creepy to the house décor and played it safe with standard party eats like mini-quiches and party pizzas, making a nod to the holiday at hand with pretty little mini pumpkin pies and decorated sugar cookies.
Then, I saw the (eerie Halloween) light. While scouring Halloween websites for decorating ideas, I came across several that featured a recipe for Witches' Finger cookies. The cookies looked amazingly finger-like; the recipe, on the other hand, sounded a whole lot like my normal sugar cookie recipe. On a whim, I decided to give the cookies a go, figuring that if the first batch turned out to be a disaster, I could always use the remaining dough to make my usual Halloween cookie-cutter-formed treats. But the Witches' Fingers turned out stunningly well. And thus, I began the quest for more Halloween-themed treats.