Goosebumps – I get them every Hallowe'en.
LOL, just kidding. For mystery readers and writers, every day has potential for being spooky.
How about these eerie looking cookies for generating goosebumps on your guests?
I cheated (which I usually do at cooking) and started with a roll of cookie dough that's in the refrigerator section of the supermarket. I chose peanut butter because it seemed closest to "skin" color.
Step 1. Instead of cutting the dough as directed, lop off pieces and shape into a long skinny "fingers." The first time I tried this I made the shape too wide and got very, very fat fingers. [You'd think I'd know about thermal expansion.] A roll about the diameter of a pencil works well.
Step 2. Place the fingers on an ungreased cookie sheet. Stick a slivered almond slice into one end of the finger—lo, a fingernail!
Step 3. Squeeze red frosting (another cheat, using a readymade tube) on the opposite end from the nail. If you lay the fingers out facing the same way, you can just run a line of frosting down the sheet, capturing all the fingers with one swoop.
Step 4. Bake according to package directions and SERVE UP SOME GOOSEBUMPS.
(OH, DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE IN MIND FOR THIS TOPIC?)