In an attempt to get into the holiday spirit last year, I decided to make zombie gingerbread cookies. Which also led to me developing a few other not-so-typical cookie creations. So this year I was excited to bake again and develop some new holiday friends to accompany last year’s characters. I’ve been trying to bake all week long, but between Ellie’s off sleep schedule and her getting yet another cold, it kept getting put off. And now, finally on Christmas Eve, I’ve finished my holiday baking!
When I was a kid I was obsessed with the Muppet Christmas album with John Denver. Every year I would pretty much have this on non-stop. But in addition to the Muppets, another thing I played often at Christmas time was Count Scary’s Christmas Song! Count Scary was a Detroit disc jockey who hosted horror movies on TV in the 80s. My family and I loved Count Scary and especially his Christmas Song that we had on record. I listened to it so much I have the entire thing memorized and I’m pretty sure I still do. So while I was reminising my childhood this year, I decided to make Count Scary cookies! “OOooh that’s scary!” Aya has no idea who this is and just rolls her eyes at me. But in between eye rolls, she did say, “Those do look pretty cool, can I have one?”
In addition to my standard zombie gingerbread men, and the new Count Scary cookies, I did Holiday Skulls, Christmas Witches, Jolly Godzillas, the ghost of Christmas past and future, and a few Mothmans just for my dad.
So while I almost didn’t get to bake them at all, better late than never. And they actually taste pretty decent too!
Have a Merry Scary Christmas!
Count Scary Cookies
The ghost of Christmas past
The ghost of Christmas Future
Zombie Gingerbread Men