Have you decorated for Halloween?
We go all out here. Either scary, or cute, I have decorations all over my house, and love to whip up “Halloweeny” types of recipes for everyone like, , , , and .
We bought the refrigerated cookie dough. Then I got to decorate the cookies with colored frosting and sprinkles.
I think some of those cookies probably weighed a pound after I got done with all of my decorating!
We focused more in on making the house as scary as possible, then scaring the trick or treaters when they came to the house.
My son was wearing a jumpsuit, and one of those creepy clown masks, which is kinda funny because he hates clowns, and was sitting in a chair.
The kids would come up to get their candy, thinking he was a stuffed dummy, and he would jump up. There were a few times he scared me, and I knew he was there!!
I want to get her into the holiday treat game too so I will have her in the kitchen, helping me.
and by older kids I mostly mean ME!
Is it just me that gets totally sidetracked on Pinterest.
I swear, my ADD kicks in and I am clicking on one thing, then another, ooohhh look at that, WOW I gotta make that…….*sigh*
BUT I did finally stumble across these cute little mummy cookies. I decided to use them as a jumping off point, then add my own little twist.
It is one of my favorite desserts. So I had to incorporate that into my treat.
Cheesecake Mummy Cookies
- 1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust (2 crusts)
- 4 oz cream cheese -slightly softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg, yolk and whites separated
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Red food dye
- Black food dye
- Granulated sugar
- Candy eyes
- To make the cheesecake filling in a bowl stir together cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Blend well, then add red food dye, and a drop or two of black, to get your desired color. Cover bowl and chill until ready to assemble the mummies.
- Preheat oven to 375 F and line large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, or parchment paper, set aside.
- To assemble the mummies roll out one of the rounds of pie dough onto a floured surface to about 13 x 11-inch rectangle. Cut the edges down to make a 9×6 inch square. Cut the square into 2×3 inch rectangles (9 rectangles), then cut the leftover pieces into strips to use as the mummy “wrapping”. Do the same with the remaining pie dough.
- Arrange the rectangles, spaced apart on prepared baking sheet and spread cheesecake filling onto each rectangle, leaving an edge on all sides uncovered.
- Using your finger, wet the uncovered edges with a bit of water. Top with strips to create “mummies”, then seal edges with your fingertips, and trim the excess. Brush the finished mummies with lightly beaten egg whites and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake until golden brown about 15 minutes.
- Let cool a few minutes, then push the candy eyes into the cheesecake filling.
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