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With the leftover hard crack candy from making tricked out candy apples, I couldn't resist making creepy vampire lollies. It's just so darn easy to  drop the thick syrup from a measuring spoon onto tinfoil... shiny side up. Work with a partner, one person pouring the syrup and the other person working the lolly sticks into the puddle. 

The vampire fang gummies add the fear factor. I found a bag of them at the dollar store. Working quickly, stick 'em on while the lollipop is still hot... before it hardens.

Wrapping them is tricky... don't use regular kitchen plastic wrap, it'll get too gooey and sticky and the candy will lose its hard-crackle crunch. Wrap 'em in cello, they'll keep for a week or two if it's not too humid.

Am I the only one who lurrves eyeballs? Jars of eyeballs at Halloween make me smile.

How about those soft and chewy, sparkly ginger cookies on the last post? Many of you asked for the recipe. Because I'm no evil sucker,  here it is:

Super Soft Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp water
1/4 cup molasses
2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
coarse granulated sugar for rolling cookies

Use your large bowl and electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, water and molasses and continue mixing until smooth.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon. Add dry mixture to the butter mixture, and beat until everything is combined to a soft dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes, until the dough is firm enough to handle.

Dump that coarse sugar onto a plate. Roll the dough into one inch balls and then roll each ball into the sugar, turning to coat the entire surface. Place balls on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart (these really spread and flatten out nicely). Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Here's the thing about these cookies: the will be really soft and look undone when your timer goes off but take them out anyway. Let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. They're just so soft and gooey on the inside they need a minute to firm up, but they really will. It's the truth.


Jerri-Lea said...

Those are great!! You are amazing! And to think, I know you and have the pleasure of attending many a Saucy event. Lucky me! Will keep that one in mind for next year!

Tj5 said...

Those are so fun! I can't think of a single kid who wouldn't love one. Cute!!!

Jenn said...

Oh my god!!! Those are wicked! You do realize what those do to me :) I want one. I REALLY want one. You rock Miss Saucy!

jkddz said...

you have so many ideas... I need a jar of eye balls! OH my kids love ginger cookies and I have a huge container of decorating sugar waiting to be used up... SO with tomorrow being my only night hockey,dance and baton FREE I better whip up a batch =P thanks for the recipe

ChaChaneen said...

Thank you so much for posting the cookie recipe!!!!!

liv said...

Interesting article.The photos are very surprising and exciting.Thanks for the cookies recipe.

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Tamara Jansen said...

You are just WAAAAAY too cool! Love those lollies :)

queen-of-nostalgia said...

These are fabulous! I might have to take a stab at these :)


bluemuf said...

Hi Saucy, What fun, I love those creepy treats.

Thank you for the soft ginger cookie recipe.

Hugs karen

oliver rain said...

For some reason, I absolutely ADORE this post. You are marvelous.

SandraD said...

Love the cool Halloween font! Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe.

Karen of the KAGS said...

Love it! & I think Jenn was probably a quivering mess after seeing this!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

eeeewwwww are those creeeeeepy.

Anonymous said...

You are HILARIOUS. This is why I visit every single day.

laterg8r said...

great treats :D

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Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I love what you do.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I've seen this linked to on a few blogs already. I thought there would be like, 50 comments. These are awesome! You kill me.

Jacqueline said...

Sweet....! and Sinister! (as they say)

Anonymous said...

These are amazing!!

tooblonde1 said...

i saved your post to make your soft ginger i begin, i see the flour measurement is 2 and 1/ .?? can you help? it half, quarter, third?? eeee! =)

Saucy said...

Gah!!! Sorry, it is 2 and 1/4 cups!

Now, who is too blonde around here??

tooblonde1 said...

heehee, yay thanks!