Last-Minute Halloween Treats

Turn basic chocolate chip cookies into Halloween treats, by doing the following:

  Drop basic chocolate chip cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart.

  When portioning out the dough onto a cookie sheet, press orange and dark brown chocolate-coated candies (such as M&Ms) into the dough. 

  Push a lollipop stick (found at craft or cooking stores) into the dough, parallel to the pan. Make sure that the stick is pushed up into the centre of the cookie and that it is completely covered by the dough. You need to have the cookies far enough apart, so that the sticks don't bake into the cookie underneath them. I can fit about nine cookies per pan.

  Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions.

  Allow the cookies to cool on the pan, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  When the cookies are cooled, wrap up with fun plastic sleeves and attach a Halloween message!

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She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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