skullikin [skull-ih-ken] (n.)
1. a skull that possesses some notable quality that either renders it adorable, frightening, or in some way laughable. read: all skulls.
2. a skeleton complete with skull.
Halloween is just around the corner, so I think we can officially declare this Halloween week.
I wish I had more time this week in order to make the absolute most of this holiday. It really is my favorite holiday. More than Christmas or even my birthday, Halloween gives me something to look forward to all fall.
And now it's here!
So let's make skullikin cookies for the occasion, no?
I painstakingly sliced sugar cookie dough (that wasn't the painstaking part) and cut away everything that wasn't a skullikin. I was so excited about the look of these cookies.
They baked up like blobs. Not even skullikin blobs.
Back to the drawing board, I scaled the skullikins way down and tried again.
And these were much more manageable. The eyes and nose still filled in, but as soon as they came out of the oven, I poked them in with the round end of a swizzle stick.
Such work for such little reward. But, alas, these skullikins served their purpose on the Zombie Cupcakes and they were prepared dough tasty.
So, boys and girls, I'm curious. What are you going to be for Halloween?