It has been a while since I have done a true Halloween foodie post. I must admit, the passing of my mom had a lot to do with it. When you are in mourning, spooky stuff can be hard to deal with. Although my mom never understood my love of all things creepy she respected it and grew to love me for it and would tell me to stop being such a wuss and get back to being my badass self!
Because I decided to move my site a couple of years ago, all my Pinterest links became obsolete. Over the last week I have updated all my spooky foodie posts and created a Halloween Food Pinterest Board. Now you can find every single Halloween foodie post I have ever done in the same place. (You can also find the links here on my site.)
Badass Chocolate Halloween Cookies
I dusted off my mixer I have named Rebel and decided to make some skull-inspired Halloween cookies yesterday during the crazy dark and rainy weather. This recipe is inspired by Allie’s Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies.
Cream 1/2 cup room temperature butter until soft.
Add 1/2 cup of sugar and cream until smooth.
Add 1 tbsp of a light oil (I used a light olive oil) and 1 large egg.
Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and blend well.
If you have been holding onto your high quality cocoa powder for a special foodie occasion, I would get it out because all the flavour of these cookies really comes from the cocoa powder.
Whisk together 1/2 cup cocoa powder with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour.
The recipe says if you are going to make the cookies right away (which I was) to use up to 1 3/4 cup flour which I did and should not have done.
My dough came out dry damn it! I thought with all this rain and because I was making the cookies right away I would be OK…!!!
No crying over dry dough Suzie. I got out some oil and kneaded it and then rolled it out to be 1/4″ thick with a regular rolling pin.
I got out my HousemateArtist skulls engraved, embossing rolling pin (isn’t she a beauty?!) and rolled away! If using an embossed rolling pin remember to flour it well before using!
One roll is all it takes. So cool! LOL, the pattern is upside down… Doh!
Get out those Halloween cookie cutters and cut out your chocolate cookies! I did mine upside down because the pattern was upside down.
Put cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets and baked at 375F for 9-12 minutes, depending on size of cookie. I baked mine for 10 minutes.
Adding Spooky White Glaze
The brown cookies were OK as-is but to make them a little spooky looking without obscuring the skull pattern I made a glaze with sifted icing sugar and a tiny bit of warm milk.
I dunked the cookie, removed the excess glaze with my finger and let set on a cooling rack on top of parchment paper.
Spooky Foodie Results
Fantastic!!! I love that you can see the pattern so well. Of course, for those who do not have an embossed rolling pin just decorate the chocolate cookies any fun creepy way you want.
These cookies ended up being a little dry and hard because I over-worked the dough a little to get that oil inside but I have no fear that if you use less flour than I did, your cookies are going to rock.
So there! I did it! A REAL Halloween foodie post. It is time to once again be the Foodie Queen of Halloween.