Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Making of a Skullikin

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?


kmari03 said...

oh wow! the little ones are so cute! and they look nice and chewy. i prefer a soft, chewy sugar cookie. next best thing after raw dough.

Anonymous said...

The little ones look really good. No dressing up for us here in Aus - I think we will just watch some horror movies :)

Mat said...

I wish I could bake. Reading your blog makes me hungry everytime xD
And Im dressing up as Waldo from Where's Waldo :D

pita said...

the little ones are cute. i'm taking my daughter out trick or treating. she's dressing up as a punk vampire. i'll wear my witches hat.

Kate said...

Lady Gaga. Darn it, I WILL find a wig.

And I now have this desperate NEED to make cookies. Sigh.

Ash said...

I just finished off 220 halloween cookies!
and phew... I'm done with cookies for a while.

These look great!

Ash said...

oh, I will not be partaking in anything this halloween, just chilling at home is fine with me!
sigh... I should have tried my hand at a twilight vamp, I don't know about the white make-up though. lol

Katiecakes said...

They look like the skull key from The Goonies, awesome!

I'm gonna be Aeris Gainsborough from Final Fantasy 7 :D

Katie xox