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Happy Halloween! This year, I’m dressing as eggs. Naturally, my unamused sidekick, Tyson, is dressing as eggs’ best friend — bacon!


I found a recipe for voodoo doll cookies on Lorraine Elliott’s website, Not Quite Nigella, and I knew I had to try it.

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This is also the perfect opportunity to use your gingerbread man cookie cutters when Christmas is still months away.

You will need:

  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground tea leaves
  • Man-shaped cookie cutter
  • Icing and other cookie toppings

Hint: You can get finely ground tea leaves by opening a teabag and measuring out the contents. Make your life easier.

Oh, and decorate your voodoo dolls to the best of your ability. Because I’m Elissa the Mom, my cookies looked nothing like Lorraine Elliott’s.

But they tasted fine, and that’s what really matters. (Although I recommend simplifying your life even further and just using pre-made dough.)

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest or Instagram
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