Anyway, come with us as I recap our Halloween adventures for 2012!
See her past year's costumes and cookies in this post.
For those that don't know, Winter was a dolphin found in Florida in 2005. Her tail was caught in wire and and then eventually fell off. After some time she was fitted for a prosthetic tail to help her swim correctly and not damage her tail. Since seeing the movie and visiting Sea World, Kaydin has been absolutely obsessed with the movie and anything dolphin. She came up with her costume idea herself. I think it was pretty original and fit her well.
This year her joke of choice was, "Why do dolphins live in the ocean? Because they're ocean animals!" She was out there telling facts instead of jokes this year. ;)
After we got home she dumped her loot on the floor and started digging through. I presented her with an opportunity to make a little money- for every piece of candy she gave up, she could trade it for a quarter. So far she's made $2.00! Try it with your kids and see how much they earn! No need for em to eat a whole bag full of candy.
2 cups raw cane sugar (This is pretty coarse so to get a better texture for cookies, I put it in my magic bullet blender. It turned it into close to a powder but worked really well.)
1 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup butter
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
5 cups whole wheat white flour
Blend sugar, oil, butter, and eggs until fluffy. Add vanilla. Add in soda, cream of tartar, and flour and mix until incorporated. Chill dough for one hour before rolling out to cut with cookie cutters.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
Did you go Trick-or-Treating this year?