Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween Brown Sugar Shortbread Stamped Cookies




Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday, where the letter is "B" for Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies.  Zoulah and I were going to wait until October 1 to begin Zoulah Boulah's Halloween Bash, but everything Halloween has been tempting Zoulah.  She got a little impatient and I didn't want her to cast a spell on me; my husband is not too fond of frogs.   From now until Halloween, my guest host Zoulah has a bunch of Halloween tricks and treats up her sleeve.  Naturally, it is her favorite holiday!

Let me introduce you to Zoulah.  She is a cookie jar; you can also stash candy in the bag in front.  She was made by Fitz and Floyd and was given to me by my sister Jean, who lives in San Antonio, Texas, about three years ago.


Today Zoulah whipped up some Halloween Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies; they are a favorite with her. 

Zoulah borrowed my Halloween cookie stamps.  Unfortunately, Wilton has discontinued these, but you may be able to fnd some for purchase online at Ebay.   You can also purchase ceramic ones at Rycraft; they are beautiful heirloom-quality stamps; I inherited a few from my mother. 


Zoulah used this recipe HERE from my site.  She wants to advise you to make sure your dough is not dry; you can add a few sprinkles of water in the dough if it is; Zoulah doesn't like a dry cookie.  She then stamped them and baked them.  Here they are cooling on a rack.


To make them more festive, Zoulah spread white and milk chocolate on the backs of the cookies and then added sprinkles.


Zoulah invites to you take a cookie and then come back for more "Halloween Magic" at Zoulah Boulah's Halloween Bash at Red Couch Recipes.


27 comments:

Christy said...

too funny...wish i had a creative cookie jar...does she clean up after herself too? these cookies look great. and no apologies needed for starting halloween early...i never really stopped after last october! it is just too much fun.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute cookies! I see Zoulah never leaves home without her eye of newt!!! She looks like she could cook up a thing or two:@)

The Sewing Loft said...

Zoulah, Zoulah, Zoulah, you are quite the little baker! I must admit that these cookies sound so much better than chocolate covered crickets! How fun that you are already in your Halloween mode and are sharing with us. You are a fine looking witch!

Barb

Carol said...

This recipe looks divine! Love brown sugar and shortbread. I think I might make these at Christmas....

Jamie said...

Ready to start my fall baking too. Any thing with pumpkin, cranberry, and/or cinnamon will do! LOL Cookies and muffins coming this week.

Bonnie said...

These would be good even without the stamps. What a great recipe.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love Zoulah (when I was a kid, we had a cleaning lady named Zula)! The cookies look great.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I like Zoulah's take on cookies! ;) Those look delicious. Visiting from Tasty Tuesday. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

Sue said...

I love shortbread cookies and I love the stamped effect on these cookies! So cute! Can't wait to see what Zoulah comes up with next!

Holly said...

Oh my! I love Zoulah-she's awesome! These cookies are really cute! the stamps are a cool thing my kids would love to try these:)

shannon i olson said...

mmm fun cookie stamps, I had some once but never used them...maybe I will look for some more.

Pondside said...

That Zoulah - she's got character!
I love brown sugar short bread - mostly make it at Christmas because I'd otherwise be as stout as Zoulah if I had it year 'round.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love, love, love shortbread...but it doesnt love me back.

wacki04 said...

Looks great! I'd love for you to stop by What's Cooking Wednesday to share one of your recipes (http://thekingscourt4.blogspot.com/search/label/What%27s%20Cooking%20Wednesday)!! Hope to see you there :)

Teresa said...

What a cute cookie jar! I just love her name.

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh what a funny cookie jar! I have a grand daughter born on Halloween and I think I will be checking out your recipes for any ideas my daughter could use for the birthday party. She will be 4 this year.

myorii said...

Oh these cookies look so incredibly yummy! Love the cookie jar too! Though if this was in my house, there would be any need for one because all the cookies will be gone before they're even off the cooling rack :)

Brianna! said...

sugar cookies are the BEST!

xoxo
bB

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The stamps really help the details stand out. My cookie cutters just don't have the same effect.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Those look amazingly good! Brown sugar shortbread, I've never tried it, but try it I must!

Sue said...

Gotta love that Zoulah, but she's playing heck with my diet.

;)

Jenny said...

What a fun and festive stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday.

I love Fitz and Floyd, I have quite a few things of theirs but I've never seen Zoulah!

Brown sugar shortbread is my favorite. But, heck, to be honest, I'll pretty much eat any kind of cookie.

Love the Halloween background, too!

Thanks for linking.

A+

signed...bkm said...

Zoulah is a delight baker...cute decorations everywhere....blessings..bkm

Terra said...

I can NOT make shortbread. Just simply can't do it. Tried and failed and tried and failed. Make me some.

Jen@eighteen25 said...

can i just borrow zoulah for a week?

please?

Jingle said...

sweet and yummy b post.
wow, you make my mouth watery.

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Those look delicious! I can't wait to try them!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

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