Over the years, My Rare One and I have decorated quite a few Christmas gingerbread houses. But this year, we decided to try our hands at Halloween chocolate cookie houses instead!
I bought two cookie house kits from Michael's. Half-price, yay! (I certainly would NOT have paid the outrageous full original price for them, I must say). We used the black and orange icing that came with the kits to put the rickety little shacks together, but otherwise all the candies and other decorations were bought separately. (The ones provided by the kits were pretty crappy).
My Rare One chose largely orange icing for her tiny house. I love her little pumpkins on caramel hay bales and the walkway full of chocolate rocks. She also did an awesome job on the gravestone, grave dirt and zombie candy hand.
Her candy corn shingling job was outstanding as well, in my opinion. We had lots of zombie candy hands so she put a couple more crawling up the back of the house. (I got those half-price at Michael's too).
I used red icing along my roof line to mimic dripping blood. And I owe a shout-out of thanks to my sister who gave me a package of candy googly eyes. The red icing in which they're set is supposed to represent red-rimmed bloodshot eyeballs.
My tombstone fell over on a pair of zombie hands. There's two or three hard-to-see gummy worms crawling out of the grave too. And please note: my rather shakily piped lettering spells out FU, not PU. Although either is appropriate, I guess!
Cadbury chocolate wafer fingers form the fence which keeps in my shack's green grass (parsley). And I went a bit crazy with candy corns on the back and as roof finials.
No, we did not eat a SINGLE candy while making these houses! And we will not eat any between now and Halloween. Our chocolate cookie houses will sit out on My Rare One's front step on Halloween night this year instead of carved pumpkins. Then they will mysteriously disappear, we know not where.
(P.S. -- If you'd like to see our efforts at Christmas gingerbread houses over the years, just click on the label "Gingerbread Houses" at the end of this post or over on the right sidebar and then scroll through the posts!)
[All photos taken by Debra She Who Seeks and My Rare One, October 2019]