After a wonderful end of summer trip to Maine, the flurry of getting the kids back to school, and some last minute gardening and room painting, I feel I am finally getting into an autumn state of mind.
Halloween items are out in force, so inspiration abounds for creating festive cookies. I’ve got a few ideas at the ready, but here’s the first I’ve made so far!
Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe! I love cookies that double as games, like the domino cookies I made for Valentine’s Day. Gives you permission to play with your food and not get into trouble.
The options are endless for the minis you could make to go with the tic-tac-toe “board”….eye balls, candy corn, colored leaves, acorns. I’ve also been thinking that other themes or holidays would be super cute as well. Oooooo, the possibilities!
FYI, here is the way I created my little spider friend. Using a mini flower cookie cutter I already owned and giving the dough a little trim, I easily made an eight legged friend. This is the only spider I would gladly like to see…
I would like to give a shout out to one of my favorite cookie artists, Michelle at Make Me Cake Me, who came up with the idea for the teeny ghosts in her blog post here. Once I saw ’em, I knew I had to try ’em! I decided to add sanding sugar to mine this time around. Minis can be a bit of a pain, but you can’t deny their cuteness.
My littlest was delighted to play a few rounds with ol’ Mom! His favorite pieces to use were the little owls, but I forgot to take pictures of those. My bad. No matter, we’ve got some more mini cookies saved for his playdate tomorrow. All they’ll need is some milk, and their after school snack is set!
You are full of creative ideas!! I love how you could take this idea and easily go from scary Halloween to friendly Autumn, or any other holiday for that matter! Incredible!
Thanks so much, Mike! I always think I am out of ideas, but something usually slaps me in the head and gets me to the kitchen. 🙂
These are too cute! I know my kids would love these. My daughter is a Tic-Tac-Toe junkie! Thank you for posting these.
Thanks so much, Nicole! They are so easy to do…let me know if you try it!
These are just ADORABLE!!! I love them so much!
Is it strange that I thought of you when I was done making them?! It seems like an idea you would’ve come up with. You’re inspiring me through osmosis! 🙂
Haha, Thanks Melissa! I wish I HAD thought of it:)
I absolutely love this idea! What a fun idea to help kids gets in the Halloween mood! Thanks so much for shouting out my lil ghosts (you’re one of my faves, too!) and I totally agree re: minis being both a pain and incredibly cute. Also, I’ve got to say, I love your googly-eyed spiders best! So goofy cute!
I LOVE the little ghosts and one of the easier minis to make. It was so clever! I’m glad you liked what I created with them and thanks for letting me share your talents as well! 🙂
Super cute idea! What size is your game board cookie?
Thanks so much! It’s about 5.5 x 5.5 inches. I had to make sure it was big enough to fit the pieces I wanted to use 3 across. I could have made it a little bigger, but it was the last of my dough!
Ghoulishly clever. … a big fan of playing with my food too. 🙂
Hee hee! Thanks so much for commenting! 🙂
These are adorable my grandson would love it! I just don’t know how y’all all coming up with all these wonderful idea’s! It awesome for us that don’t think so fast … lol. Love all of your work it’s beautiful!
Hee hee! Thanks Loretta! You just have to get in a constant cookie state of mind and you’ll come up with them just as fast! 😉
One of the best ideas I have ever seen! Thank you ever so much for posting this idea!
Thanks so much! Hope you give it a try!
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I love your cookies SOOOOOOOOO much!
I love your idea about this spider using a flower cookie cutter. And I also say that is the only way I want to see a spider too! My grandson was Spider-Man for Halloween and I really wanted to make him a spider cookie. Thanks for the great idea! 🤗