Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
Fun and tasty little critters are actually sandwich cookies in Halloween disguises. Using vanilla frosting and decorative candies make it easy to create these eerie edibles.
Servings: Makes 3 to 4 dozen crawlers
1 16-ounce canvanilla frostingsee savings
1/2 teaspoonorange, cherry, lemon, almond or anise extract (optional)see savings
3 to 3 1/2 cupspowdered sugarsee savings
Desired color paste food coloringsee savings
Small cookies with white filling such as chocolate sandwich cookies, peanut butter sandwich cookies, and/or miniature multicolored vanilla waferssee savings
Black string licorice, jellied orange slices, yellow sprinkles, small decorative candies, and/or multicolored nonpareilssee savings
Reserve 3 tablespoons of frosting; cover and set aside. In a medium bowl combine remaining frosting, desired extract (if using), and 2 cups powdered sugar. Knead in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to make a moderately firm claylike mixture. Divide into portions and knead in desired color food coloring. Keep mixture covered when not using.
Make creative creepy crawlers, using clay mixture, cookies, and assorted candies. Attach pieces with reserved frosting. Makes 3 to 4 dozen crawlers