Candy Corn Cookies

The kids and I spent some time in the kitchen this past weekend.  Wanna see what we did??  

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies.  You can get the detailed instructions over at Our Best Bites and my sugar cookie recipe here.

Side note:  Our Best Bites is one of my favorite websites EVER!  These ladies have wonderfully simple recipes that are also delicious.  They haven't failed to impress me yet.  

Back to the cookies...
The kids had a wonderful time coloring the sugar cookie dough.  Henry said it tasted lots better than play-dough.  (I thought we had gotten past eating the play-dough, but I may have been wrong.)  And I'd rather have a tray full of these than real candy corn any day.  Put in a cute little jar with some fall ribbon and you'd even have a great gift!

Happy Fall!  


Povitica - Daring Bakers' October Challenge

The October Challenge over at the Daring Kitchen was Povitica 
(hosted by Jenni of The Gingered Whisk).  A traditional European dessert bread 
that is by far one of the most delicious breads I've eaten. 

Its been quite awhile since I've challenged myself in the kitchen.  Kids and work and "life" just get in the way.  So when I heard about The Daring Kitchen and the monthly challenges, I quickly signed myself up!  What a great reason to bake something I might not otherwise get to.  

It was some of the most fun I've had in my kitchen in a long time.  As with any yeast bread, it was a process, but very much worth it.  It was a full days process for me, but that is mostly because I have a cold kitchen and things take forever and a day to rise.   

I ended up using all the filling on the first loaf (I think I may have added a few too many nuts resulting in a very thick filling).  So for the second loaf, I kept it simple with sugar and cinnamon and butter.  And then forgot to take a picture.  But it was beautiful!  And delicious!  

Can you tell I enjoyed eating it?  Its been my breakfast, snack and dessert all week.  

I cannot wait for next month to see what the challenge is!  (As if I really need a reason to be in the kitchen.)
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