I don't make frosted cookies very often. Except for the standard frosted sugar cookie for easter or Christmas, I usually don't think to make frosted ones, but why not? They are so over the top. I actually think they are better for you because they maximize the sugar-sick feeling so much, you eat less. How's that rationalization?
These are insanely good pumpkin spice cookies with a cream cheese frosting. With hot cider or coffee, they are the food of the gods. The girls chew off the top layer and leave the gross decapitated cookie hidden in cupboards around the house. At least they tell me this, so I can find them right away. The recipe is here and the frosting I used is pretty much the same glaze they list with the addition of cream cheese.
I can't believe Halloween is so soon, I feel very unprepared, except I spookified my banner. We only just got the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack out 2 days ago. We did see the spooky NW Children's Theater production of Hansel and Gretel Sunday and it was so good—nice and creepy, the girls really had a good time. They were too warm, so there was lots of lying down in the seats and removing of shoes and tights and all that.
I broke down and got this dress that I have been eyeing for about 2 months now. Here's the thing—I couldn't have sewn it, not with all the ruffles and details (zoom in please, it's really great) without going crazy. That's what I have told myself. And the seams are bound on the inside with such a lovely fabric. And it looks killer on. Photos soon.