Posted by Nina on Sep 12, 2011
I’m not going to go into any spoilers for those of you who haven’t seen the show yet without any warning.. so you will be safe to read this post up until you see the spoiler caption!
I’ve found out that my friend Megan is also a fan of the show and since she lives right down the street we got together to watch the finale together and I made vampy treats!! I made vampire bite cookies and bloody fangs.. and what else would I serve for drinks but iced sweet tea! It was by far one of the best times I’ve ever had just watching tv! Megan’s hubby surprised us with a plate of jalapeno poppers and we’ve pretty much agreed that we have to do this next season, for sure!!
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
approx 1/2 cup red jam (raspberry/strawberry)
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and extracts.
Add flour and salt to the bowl and mix them into the butter-sugar mixture at low speed until dough is just combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325F.
Divide dough in half and keep the portion you are not using in the refrigerator.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 2-inch rounds.
Place rounds on a baking sheet, put a teaspoon of jam on each of them and cover with another round of dough. Press edges down lightly, pinching the edges onto the cookie sheet. Use a toothpick and poke two small holes (like a vampire bite) in the top of each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set.
Cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dip a toothpick in some extra red jam and re-insert in the “bite” holes you made before baking to emphasize them, if not already red. Draw a blood trick down from one of the bites with the jam, if desired.
Cookies are best the day they are made.
Makes 2 dozen.
DO NOT READ PAST HERE IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS!
First of all.. how … crazy was that ending?!!? I did NOT see Steve Newlin becoming a vampire! I remember him being missing in the books but it’s been so long I don’t remember if he was turned there or not, or perhaps I just haven’t read that far! The concrete in Alcide’s construction site.. well.. you know what that means right?? Russell is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Tara!! OMG! In the book when Sookie kills Debbie, Eric is still not himself and he helps her clean up and hide the body… but Eric has his full senses now so, I’m not sure how that’s going to play out.. but Tara?!!?!? I did not see Jesus dying like that, especially so soon…
JUST before Rene’ made his appearance in the show Megan turns to me and says “do you think we’ve seen the last of that guy, the one that was with Arlene in the beginning?” and I said “I have no idea.. the show strays so far from the books sometimes.. anything is possible!” and then BOOM! There he was! I knew Nan was going to get staked some time this season.. I just knew it. They didn’t do much for character development for her in the show and what they did do, everyone pretty much found her vile so I didn’t see much use for her. The wolf in the end… do you think its Marcus? or the guy that Sam beat up in the garage? and I have a love/hate relationship with Mrs. Fortenberry… I can’t stand how vile she is but I kind of like the crazy old bat! I think I would miss her.. I loved in the end she showed up to Tommy’s funeral.. I was kinda hoping he’d come back with the walking dead even for just a few mins.. sometimes I really liked Tommy and other times I hated him…
Just… WOW! Is it time for next season yet!?!?!?!