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Halloween recipes


Ghostly Grub

Makes about 10 servings


– 2 ¼ cup flour

– 2/3 cup shortening

– 4 to 6 tbsp. water

– 2 tbsp. sugar

– 1 tbsp. cinnamon

– Ghost cookie cutter


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into pea-sized chunks.
  3. Slowly mix the flour in with the butter until evenly blended.
  4. Pour the water into the mixture one tablespoon at a time, stirring after each addition.
  5. Stir until evenly blended and the batter is shapeable.
  6. Roll out the batter until ½ centimeter thick.
  7. Use the ghost cookie cutter to cut out as many ghosts as you can.
  8. Mix together the two tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon cinnamon until even.
  9. Sprinkle the mixture of cinnamon and sugar on the ghost cutouts.
  10. Arrange the ghost cutouts onto an ungreased cookie sheet, with space between them.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crispy. Serve warm.


Undead Hand Decoration

Makes one hand


–          1 disposable plastic glove

–          Water

–          Freezer

–          Red food dye


  1. Fill up the glove as full as you can with water.
  2. Put a few drops of red food dye into the water.
  3. Seal the glove to make sure that no water escapes.
  4. Put the glove into the freezer for 3-4 hours, or until water inside is totally frozen.
  5. Once water is frozen, take out of the freezer and cut the glove off of the ice.
  6. Put the ‘hand’ into your punch or somewhere cold on display!


Sugar Cobwebs:


–          2 cups sugar

–          ½ cup corn syrup

–          ½ cup water

–          Cooking thermometer


  1. Fill bowl with ice and water. Set aside for later.
  2. Mix together the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a pot on medium heat.
  3. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Cook sugar until the sugar reaches 310 degrees and boiling (use your cooking thermometer to test).
  5.  Take the pan off heat, and put the bottom of the pan in the ice water so it does not cook any further. Be very careful! Boiling sugar can give you major burns!
  6. Dip a fork into the sugar mixture and quickly flick over a greased surface until the sugar is lying in strands. Continue until you have the desired effect.
  7. Serve ‘cobwebs’ as soon as possible, as they will liquefy if they are put in moist or humid conditions! (They look great as decorations on cakes!)


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Sophie Pesetti, Reporter
Sophie, a freshman, was born in California and at the age of 9 moved to West Linn. As far as hobbies go, she loves to cook and bake. Some of her favorite things to bake are chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. She is musically experienced in the world of piano and played for about 10 years. Some of her other hobbies include drawing, watching her favorite TV show “The Closer”, and listening to music, mostly Lady Gaga. Sophie says that so far she loves high school and her favorite class is Clay Animation.
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    Oct 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

    O wow! I can’t wait to try out these interesting recipes!

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