Great Halloween Treats

Halloween treatsFall is a great time to bake.  It’s the perfect time to bake, actually, because it’s finally cooling off outside, and you might actually want to put yourself in an oven-warmed kitchen.

Oh, unless your oven is throwing sparks all over your food instead of cooking it.

And fall is a wonderful time to put the summer fruity desserts behind you and dive face-first into something chocolate or spicy or made with squash.  It’s a wonderful time to break out the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

Unless the heating element in your oven BROKE IN HALF.

I’m pretty sure my oven was original to my house, which is now 25 years old.  She was a good oven, may she rest in peace.

While my ability to bake has been temporarily thwarted, I’m leaving you with a collection of recent fall favorites.  These are recipes that would be perfect for Halloween, or just October in general.

Just try to pace yourself… you don’t want your oven to blow.

Homemade halloween treats

Homemade Gumdrops and why I hate making candy.

Pumpkin Swirl Sugar Cookies with help from Happy Man.

Molasses Snickerdoodles and my lament about losing television.

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies, the cure for Mondays.

(not pictured) Pumpkin Gingersnaps, the most dangerously tasty raw dough ever.

Halloween Printables in case you need to take a break from baking in order to decorate.

Fall Food Link Party to find great ideas from other great people.


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