Today Loopy and her friend made up these pumpkin goodie parcels for their Halloween party on Friday night - we've invited the entire class! We extended the invitiation to everyone, knowing that the full compliment of 32 eighth graders probably... hopefully... won't be able to make it. We didn't want to leave anyone out. In the meantime, we are planning for about 20 partiers for trick-or-treating and snacks afterwards. These little tissue pumpkins are filled with Tootsie Rolls, gummy fangs, spider confetti, plastic rings and skull lollipops! The lollies are inverted in the centre of the pumpkin tissue and became the stem when the paper was wrapped up with florist's tape.
Have you ever made potato chip cookies? Try them if you like the combination of salty and sweet. I think you could also make these without the nuts.
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup crushed plain potato chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter and both sugars together well. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Add remaining ingredients. I also added a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips - excellent with the salty potato chips! Mix well and roll into one inch balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.