"Next week we officially kick off our Halloween season with the iced cookies that kids really love," says Rachel Finn, who co-owns Mission's Chacko's Eatery with her husband, David. The bakery is freshly installed in its new location at 6009 Johnson Drive. "We'll have Frankenstein, ghosts and Jack-o'-lanterns. All hand-decorated."
More conservative cookie lovers may prefer the traditional iced autumn leaves, which, like the other Chacko's iced cookies, are dipped in a powdered-sugar glaze before being decorated with frosting.
A more healthy seasonal cookie is the cranberry bar, made with dried cranberries. Grown-ups love the bars, but the kids always reach for the sugarier iced version. Why not? They're prettier.