Invite four, five or six friends over, depending on how many your kitchen can comfortably accomodate. You'll bake cookies together, and decorate some pre-baked cookies (to save time). Your guests can go home with two or three dozen Halloween cookies to share with their families.
Bake and decorate a variety of Halloween cookies together, after eating a small savory hot meal. A fire will be burning cheerfully away in your fireplace (if you have one), a fun Halloween movie will be on in the other room, and you'll pour wine or make cocktails for your guests to enjoy in the kitchen as they work.
Serve something other than cookies so your guests don't get "cookied out."
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