The Lita Dirks & Co team is getting ready for all the holiday things! This month, we are looking forward to our annual Halloween party – with all the spooky treats and dressing up our furry friends! Keep an eye out on our social channels: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for more fun photos throughout the month!
Susan Montgomery’s Frightening Halloween Fingers – Creepy and Delicious!
- 1 stick Butter, Melted
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 4 cups Powdered Sugar (approx.)
- Pretzel Sticks
- Sliced Almonds
- Red Cake Decorating Gel (glossy)
In a mixing bowl, mix together butter, peanut butter, and vanilla, and then add enough powdered sugar until it forms a stiff dough. You may need to mix with your hands, this dough should be very stiff.
Form a finger around the pretzel stick. (Pretzel stick acts as bone.) Use a whole almond sliver as a fingernail, and carve knuckle marks with a butter knife. Cover the “severed” end of the finger with “blood” (red decorating gel.) Keep refrigerated for the best taste. Fairly realistic looking and yummy.
Cassy Weber’s Almond Butter Cookies – Adorable and Addicting!
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 8 pz pkg cream cheese, softened at room temperature
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 ½ cup flour
In a mixer bowl, cream together 1 ½ cup sugar, the butter & cream cheese until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract, and beat smooth. Stir together flour & baking powder; stir into creamed mixture. Separate into two portions, wrap in saran wrap and chill for 1-2 hours or until firm.
Roll out chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8” thickness. Cut into shapes with assorted cookie cutters. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 375-degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove, move to rack; cool. Frost with powdered Sugar Icing. Sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles.
Powdered Sugar Icing
- 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
- ¼ cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 TBSP clear vanilla extract (you can omit this and add extra milk if you want)
- 3-4 TBSP milk
Beat together powdered sugar, butter, almond extract & milk; add more milk if needed until spreading consistency.
Cassy Weber’s Scrambles in her Cheerful Halloween Costume!
Erin Hurley’s Whitty hoping to jump in and help the Bronco’s season!
Amy Miller’s Tom Hanks as himself in Apollo!
Keep your eye out on our social channels for more Halloween fun!