I have been wanting to make Halloween cookies for way longer than is culturally acceptable this year. I'm still not completely sure that it is, in fact, okay yet. But I have two excuses. And I'm just going to pretend that they are both valid reasons for messing up the seasonal continuum by forcing fall holidays to be celebrated during Beach Season.
1) It dropped about 10 degrees here and all the humidity in the entire country went to Japan. Or somewhere else that is decidedly NOT here. So, you know, it's basically fall in Korea now.
2) Umm, this is a little embarrassing to admit, but I noticed on Pinterest that someone had pinned some Halloween cookies I made a long time ago. Like, a LONG, LONG time ago. Pretty much the second set of cookies I ever made. And THEN about 14 or 20 people re-pinned those cookies. So that pretty much sealed the deal for me. Because it's like how my mom always used to tell me to change my underwear in case I got hit by a car. (Because then somehow everyone would KNOW.) I mean, what if I get cookie decorating amnesia tomorrow and NEVER make another cookie? Then everyone would wonder how often I change my underwear. I mean... those cookies would be the last thing they remember about me. And I can't take that kind of stress. So....Halloween cookies in August it is. Take that world.
And the best part about these cookies is that you don't have to have any cookie cutters. AND... I have a tutorial planned for each of them. Just to make up for talking about underwear. Because that's probably worse than making Halloween cookies so early.