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Rustic Caramel Apples and Spooky Sugar Cookies

Happy Halloween Y’all!


What is everyone dressing up as? I would love to know!

Mr.Smith and I are going to be black cats and Little A. is going to be one cute Lion.  He’s got
a pretty good roar to go along with his costume! We had his picked out for quite some time now
but never got around to getting ours sorted out. This weekend, I went to four different stores
looking for cat ears but they were nowhere to be found.  There were all kinds of other terribly
scary masks – certainly not the sweet-spooky idea I was looking for.  Thankfully, we finally
found them at the fifth store which had just a few left in stock.  Fewf! 

Party plans tonight? Or just good old fashioned trick or treating?
We’re taking our Little Lion out for the first time – just a few homes around the neighborhood
so he can see the lit up pumpkins and show off his costume. Mommy and Daddy will be the
ones eating the candy though… he’s still too young!

We made some awesome and wonderfully simple to do caramel apples for the festivities.
Goodness, I haven’t had one since grade school.  I remember in the fifth grade a boy’s mother
dropped off enough for the whole class on Halloween – we all went coo-coo over them.  They
do make a delicious seasonal treat, that’s for sure!


  1. Gather sticks from woods and whittle them (or have the man in your life do it).
  2. Wash and dry medium sized apples
  3. Cover baking pan with parchment paper
  4. Separate caramel wrap (I used these) and apply to apples
  5. Poke centers with prepared sticks, and place on baking pan. 
  6. Heat in oven at 200F for 5 minutes. Let cool and Enjoy!


Making caramel apples is a whole lot of fun, but so is decorating spooky sugar cookies!
I may have gone a bit overboard with the glitter sprinklesit just happened.
Though, I don’t think any child would mind, do you?

I hope everyone is having a rather festive and pleasant Monday, enjoying far too many sweets
and getting into the fun of things.

Happy Halloween!

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
Makes 15-20 cookies


1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup softened butter

In a medium bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Add in butter and mix until you reach a dough consistency.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Roll dough out using a floured rolling pin (or like me…a floured high ball glass!)  – cut with cookie cutter shapes and place on ungreased baking pan. Repeat
until all the dough is used up.

Bake at 300F for 20 minutes or until golden brown at edges.

Let cool. Cover with frosting and decorations of all kinds!

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7 Comments

  1. I so wanna try caramel apples – that´s something we just don´t have here in Sweden but it looks yummy! 🙂

    Not dressing up as anything, maybe my boys will have something just for fun. It´s not that big with Halloween (yet) here, it´s slowly growing though.

  2. Caramel apples remind me so much of the years we lived in Boston years and years ago! They look so delicious!

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better 😉

    Have fun trick or treating with your little lion!

    Happy Halloween 🙂

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