New Halloween Cookie Mold Design

 

Halloween Owl Stoneware Cookie Mold from ZANDA PANDA

Halloween Owl Stoneware Cookie Mold from ZANDA PANDA

 

I have a new cookie mold design for you.  This one’s for Halloween – or anytime for owl aficionados :)

It’s cute because it has a heart-shaped tummy, and adorable owl cookies tell your favorite Trick or Treaters how much you love them :)

For info on using the mold for cookies, and to see more Halloween designs, visit http://zandapanda.com/HalloweenStonewareCookieMolds.asp  There’s a tutorial and a video on how to use my stoneware cookie molds.  And a recipe that’s perfect for Halloween treats.

You can order your wise and lovable owl mold from my Etsy page:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/205955390/halloween-owl-cookie-mold-for-halloween?

 

Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

Halloween Bat Cookie Mold – Or Luke Skywalker’s House?

Halloween Bat Cookie Mold - Or Luke Skywalker's House?

Halloween Bat Cookie Mold – Or Luke Skywalker’s House?

While this does bear a striking resemblance to Luke Skywalker’s house on Tatooine (OK, the Lars’ Homestead for all you hardcore Star Wars Fans), it is indeed a mold for my Halloween Bat Stoneware Cookie Molds.  Actually one step in the process of making  a production mold.  Technically it’s a Cookie Mold Mold…but that would sound silly.

It will be this:

Halloween Bat - Handmade Stoneware Cookie Mold from ZANDA PANDA

Halloween Bat – Handmade Stoneware Cookie Mold from ZANDA PANDA

But it’s not this:

Luke Skywalker's House on Tatooine - Not a cookie mold

Luke Skywalker’s House on Tatooine…Not a cookie mold

Once more…

cookie mold                                                                  not a cookie mold

If you’d like to see more of the Halloween Cookie Molds, check out the tutorial, video and recipes at: http://zandapanda.com/HalloweenStonewareCookieMolds.asp

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Halloween SandWitches Anyone? Recipe: Pumpkin/Cream Cheese/Raisin Spread on Embossed Halloween Sandwiches

How to Make Embossed Halloween ‘SandWitches’ with
Pumpkin-Cream Cheese-Raisin Sandwich Spread/Dip Recipe

Halloween 'SandWitches' made with ZANDA PANDA's Handmade Stoneware Halloween Molds

Halloween 'SandWitches'

Here’s another cute way to use your Halloween Stoneware Cookie Molds for a treat or Halloween party.  It’s great for kids, as the only skill need is squishing!  You’ll be using pretty much the same technique used for embossed Butterfly Tea Sandwiches, but instead of Texas Toast, you’ll want to use big, soft squishy buns, so you won’t need to trim your sandwiches.  Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Spread/Dip recipe below.

Use the biggest, squishiest buns you can find

Use the biggest, squishiest buns you can find

You’ll only be pressing the bun tops into the molds.  Start by placing the inside surface of a top bun into a Halloween Cookie Mold.

Press the top half of the bun into the mold.  With the inside surface of the bun touching the mold

Press the top half of the bun into the mold (inside surface of the bun facing the mold).

Press the bun into the design, starting in the center and working your way around.  I find it easiest to hold the mold in both hands and press into the design with your thumbs (like you’re texting :) ).  Be sure to press the bun into all the details, but be careful not to tear the bun.  If your bun is starting to overlap the rim, just fold it over and keep squishing until all areas have been pressed and the bun fits nicely into the mold.

Peel bun from mold, and spread Pumpkin Cream Cheese spread onto bottom half of bun.

Peel bun from mold, and spread Pumpkin Cream Cheese spread onto bottom half of bun.

Slowly peel the bun out of the mold -it’s very flat at this point, but will have picked up all the details of the mold’s design.  Spread Pumpkin spread (recipe below) onto other half of bun (or your favorite sandwich ingredients).  Top with your embossed top bun and get ready for the smiles!

Halloween SandWitch!

Halloween SandWitch!

For more info on my Handmade Stoneware Halloween Cookie Molds please visit:
http://zandapanda.com/HalloweenStonewareCookieMolds.asp



RECIPE:  Pumpkin-Cream Cheese-Raisin Sandwich Spread

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened (or use whipped for a softer spread)
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp paprika (this really adds depth to the flavor)
1/4 cup (or more) raisins.  For a softer texture and extra flavor, you can soak your raisins in spiced cider first to plump them up.

Directions

Beat cream cheese, brown sugar,maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.  Add pumpkin and spices and blend until smooth.   Add  raisins.  Chill for at least 1/2 hour.  Use for a sandwich spread, or for dipping cookies or fruit.

Halloween SandWitches Made with ZANDA PANDA's Handmade Stoneware Halloween Cookie Molds!!

Halloween SandWitches!

Happy Halloween!


Pumpkin Spice Halloween Cookies with Cream Cheese Cookie Dip

Pumpkin Spice Halloween Cookies

with

Cream Cheese Cookie Dip

Halloween Cookies made with ZANDA PANDA's Handmade Stoneware Molds

Pumpkin Spice Halloween Cookies made with ZANDA PANDA's Handmade Stoneware Cookie Molds. Large 15” Serving Platter Courtesy ririspotteryhaus.com

This recipe makes a soft, cake-like cookie. I developed this recipe using Anne L. Watson’s book ‘Baking with Cookie Molds’. She gives the basic framework to develop your own recipes for molded cookies. It’s a very informative book and I highly recommend it.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 egg
½ cup molasses
¼ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp vanilla

½ cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
4 cups flour (plus additional)
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cardamom
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp clove
¼ tsp nutmeg
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Directions

Melt butter in microwave for one minute intervals at half power. Add molasses, brown sugar, pumpkin and vanilla. Beat egg in a separate bowl, then blend into the above ingredients.

In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together sugar, salt, flour and spices. Add the wet ingredients and blend.

Add additional flour until you have a smooth, workable dough (amount depends on moisture content of your pumpkin). It will be soft and feel a bit sticky. Chill dough for about ½ hour before molding cookies.

If your cookies are thick, heat oven to 350° F (177° C) and drop to 300° F (149° C) after putting them into the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges are starting to brown.

If your cookies are thin, bake at 350° F (177° C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges have browned.

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Cream Cheese Cookie Dip

1 heaping Tbsp cream cheese
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3-4 tsp milk or cream

Blend cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add milk or cream a teaspoon at a time until smooth and creamy. Put in small individual bowls for dipping the cookies.

Large 15″ Serving Platter shown in photo courtesy rirspotteryhaus.com

Visit the Halloween Cookie Mold page to learn
how to make cookies with my new stoneware molds!

 PDF of Directions and Recipe

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Reserve your ZANDA PANDA Handmade Stoneware Halloween Cookie Molds for Spooky Treats and Crafts!

ZANDA PANDA's stoneware Halloween Cookie Molds

Handmade Halloween Stoneware Cookie Molds

Make Halloween cookies and treats or get crafty and make cast paper cards and invitations or polymer clay decorations for your Halloween party.

My new stoneware Halloween Cookie Mold designs are made entirely by hand in my studio in Connecticut, so production is limited.  To insure delivery before Halloween, I’m now taking reservations.

When reserving, there is no obligation to purchase. We will contact you when your molds are ready to ship and will hold your reservation for two weeks after contacting you.

And get 20% off if you’re a ZP mailing list subscriber and reserve your molds before October 10, 2011!

•  Have a peek at the new Halloween designs and learn more about how they’re made HERE.

•  Reserve your Halloween Cookie Molds HERE.

•  Subscribe to ZANDA PANDA’s ‘Favorite People List’ HERE to receive exclusive discounts and news of new designs.

Halloween just might be my favorite holiday.  Hope you have a spooky one!

ZANDA PANDA's stoneware Halloween Cookie Molds

Handmade Stoneware Halloween Cookie Molds and Cookies

Spooky Summer- Halloween in July!

Halloween in July?

Halloween Cookies made with ZANDA PANDA's Handmade Stoneware Cookie Molds.  Halloween Cat, Bat and Witch designs.

Halloween Cookies made with ZANDA PANDA Stoneware Molds

Here’s to Spooky Summer Nights!  Even though I’m enjoying the heat wave and am in no rush for cool weather, I’ve been working on stoneware Halloween cookie molds.  They’re coming out very nicely from the prototype molds.

These will be handmade, so the supply will be limited.  If you’d like to reserve a set, please e-mail me at: Lira@zandapanda.com to let me know.  There’s no obligation to purchase and we’ll hold a set for one week after we notify you that they’re ready to ship.  Or join our mailing list to receive updates.

I think they’d look great with a yellow cookie dough for the background (like a full moon), with chocolate cookie dough for the witch, cat and bat.  I’ll definitely post a pic when I make them.

I also  think that I may not be able to resist making ceramic boxes with Halloween lids :)

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