Witch Leg Cookies

Happy Halloween!

Do y'all ever feel like you are one person trying to do the job of fifteen people?

Well that's the story of my life. I try to do too many things at one time. It's as if I think I'm a super hero or something.....I did think I was Wonder Woman when I was little. Maybe it just stuck with me. 

I had all intentions of posting this tutorial before today, but it just didn't happen. Better late than never right?  

I just love witch legs. I think it's the striped tights, I'm not sure.  I think my four year old feels the same way because she is a witch every Halloween.  Always a different color.....so we can get new striped tights I'm sure. This year we wore purple, last year it was green. 

She told me she likes being a witch like her Iya (grandmother)......We tease that she is a witch all year round. It's our little joke with her grandmother and we all have fun with it......Iya too. 

To make these cookies you will need:

black royal icing

orange royal icing

green royal icing

colored non perils

outline cookie with black royal icing and a #2 tip

then with 20 second orange royal icing fill cookie leaving a gap before the black outline

let dry 

Next using 20 second green royal icing add legs

 add black stripes using a #1 tip and black icing. Do this while the green icing is still wet.

 Next add shoes 

 Then add the first row of the ruffle skirt 

 After first layer of ruffles are dry, add the second row.

 When the second row of ruffles are dry add the top row of ruffles.

 fill in the gap between the orange and the black outline with black royal icing

 while the black royal icing is still wet add the non perils

When the icing is dry, shake off the excess.

 allow cookie to dry overnight.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween. What did you or your kids dress up as? I went as an overworked mom of six....lol.

Now it's time for me to go through my children's candy and make sure none of it is poisoned. To do this with great accuracy I must eat the candy.

HEY.....I gotta be sure it's safe. Right?

Ghoulish Popcorn Balls


Halloween is finally here. 

Are you ready to get your Ghoul on?

Are you going trick or treating?

Will you be giving out frightful treats?

My little monsters are amped up and ready to hit the houses up for candy. 

Their costumes are made, thanks to me, mommy of the year

and we are all ready to go.

I'm NOT ready for the hyper, bouncing the wall kids whom I will want to hang by their toes after consumption of all this candy.

This is when as parents, we wish for pencils and fruit to be given out. 

Okay maybe not fruit....there are too many crazies out there...no way my kids getting poisoned apples.

No fruit or homemade treats from strangers houses for my kids.

Years ago it was safe to eat popcorn balls that were handed out to trick or treaters.

Now you have to inspect even store bought candy that was given out.

Popcorn balls are a family Halloween tradition for my husband. 

His mother made them for him EVERY year.

This year I thought I'd start the tradition in our home.

I called my mother-in-law and got her recipe.

She told me what to do and said to work fast and it was hot. 

She did not tell me I was going to scald the hell out of my hands.

NOT fun.

After making the darn things I quickly texted her......

"Some things in life are best left for mothers.  Next year your son's balls are all yours."

I had to add a little humor, after all I was in pain here.

After the pain subsided, I placed the popcorn balls in a cute Halloween cello bag 

and tied with satin ribbon. 

I'm a sucker for cute packaging.

The final results were great and the kids loved them.

Seeing their cute little faces gobble them up was worth my scorched hands.

If you wish to take a chance with death and want to make these cute treats for your little ghouls,  just follow the recipe below.

Popcorn Balls

4-5 quarts of popped popcorn (I use a air popper)

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

1/3 cup white corn syrup

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter

green food coloring (I use 



place sugar, water, corn syrup, salt, butter and food coloring in a saucepan. Cook on med/high heat until it forms a hard ball (260 degrees). 

After it reaches a hard ball add vanilla.

Remove from heat and pour over popcorn. Mix it fast.

Butter hands and form balls.

*do not try to mix it with your hands like my husband told me to do.....use a wooden spoon. Use your hands to farm balls AFTER it is thoroughly mixed*

After balls are formed place popcorn in a cute Halloween Cello bag and tie with a ribbon.