Is your service member missing Trick-or-Treat back home this year thanks to deployment? Don't fret! These witches hat cookies are the perfect treat for their Halloween care package! The spooky, skull-stamped bags keep the cookies packaged in theme for shipping and bring a little Halloween magic to your deployed Soldier, Marine, Sailor or Airman, wherever they are. Plus, the witches hats only take a few minutes to assemble, so your care package will be assembled in no time.
For the cookies:
One box of round cookies with one chocolate side (Keebler's coconut Samoa knock-off worked well here)
One tube of icing - either orange or black
One bag of Hershey's Kisses
For the bags:
Black ink pad
Let's get started! First... the cookies!
This is really the easiest little cookie to throw together, and it looks pretty cute and Halloweeny when it's all done. So grab your cookies, your icing, and your kisses and let's get started.
This step could also be called, "try not to eat your weight in Hershey's kisses while you unwrap them for the cookies," because that was my biggest challenge. But seriously, unwrap the kisses so you have them to put on top of the cookies, and lay the cookies out on a sheet of parchment paper, chocolate side up. With a squeeze of icing, affix the kiss to the cookie.
You'll need to let the icing dry, which will take about half an hour. Then they'll be ready to package. While we wait, let's make the spooky stamped bags we'll package them in!
Spooky Stamped Bags
Step One: Prepare the potato stamp
This one is pretty simple, although it looks a little tricky. To make the stamp, cut the potato in half, and draw whatever you want your design to be on the potato half. I wanted a spooky skull, but you could just as easily do a ghost or a pumpkin.
To create the stamp, we're going to carve away the image from the potato so that there is no negative space.
Now the fun part: Stamp your design all over the bags! I used black ink because I thought it would look best on the paper bags, but you can use whatever colors you would like. Remember in elementary school when potato stamped tee-shirts were the height of summer camp project cool? I love that with these bags, they still can be. Potato stamps forever!