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