Fungus Tart & Fossil Cookies: Mad Scientist Halloween

Martha Stewart

Halloween is not our favorite holiday. We know that lots of people get very excited and creative over the ghouls and zombies, but all that honestly kind of squicks us out. So we were pretty happy to see this mad scientist spread in the October issue of Martha Stewart. This is much more to our taste. Fungus tart, fossil cookies — slightly creepy, but much more natural history than unnatural undead!

These projects are both from a larger spread of mad scientist and natural history-themed Halloween treats and decorations from the October 2010 edition of Martha Stewart Living. We love this approach to Halloween; how fun, right?

The fungus tart looks like an old botanical painting, and the cookies are a very simple project. Just impress dinosaur feet or beetles (from plastic toys!) into cookie dough. Easy and so cute! Great project for kids, too.

Both of these treats are actually rather easy to pull off, unlike some of the more elaborate Martha Stewart projects. We're thinking of trying them this Halloween.

Fungus Tart at Martha Stewart
Fossil Cookies! at M Cubed

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(Images: Martha Stewart; M Cubed)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.