Monday, October 29, 2012

Chocolate Cookies for Halloween

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Hi everyone, today's recipe is another Halloween idea, I hope you like it! These delicious Chocolate cookies are perfect to make with your children, so if you got any children at home, let them have fun in the kitchen, decorating these beautiful cookies!

Makes 2 dozens
Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1½ sticks of unsalted butter soften (3/4 cups)
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

You will also need:
  • Halloween Cookie Cutters
  • Black, Orange and Green Icing (Use your favorite colors) (you can buy it at most grocery stores)
  • Chocolate Sprinkles (optional)
  • Red Sugar (optional)
  • Pumpkin Sprinkles  (optional)
  • Black and white Decorating Gels (use your favorite colors)(you can buy it at most grocery stores)

Preparation:
Melt the semisweet chocolate chips. (you can melt them in the microwave or in a double boiler)

Mix the flour with ¼ teaspoon of salt, mix well and set aside for a minute.

In an electric mixer, cream the butter for about 1 or 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.  Scrape down the sides and add in the melted chocolate, continue to blend on medium speed for 1 more minute or until well combined. Add in 1½ teaspoons of vanilla extract and 1 large egg, mix well for another minute and add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened Cocoa Powder, blend for 30 seconds, then add in half the powdered sugar, blend for 30 more seconds and add the rest of the sugar. Continue to mix on medium-high for 2 more minutes or until all the ingredients are well incorporated and have a nice and smooth creamy texture.

Scrape down the sides, reduce the speed to low, and slowly add in the flour.  Continue to mix on low speed until all the ingredients are well incorporated into a soft dough.

Cover the dough with some parchment paper and refrigerate for 1 hour before using it.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Place the dough on a floured surface, sprinkle some  flour over the dough, to prevent it from sticking to your rolling pin, and roll it out to a ¼in thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Place them on a baking sheet and bake the cookies at 350ºF for 12-15 or until they are done.

Let the cookies cool completely before decorating them.



Decorate your cookies any way you want,  just be creative and have fun with the design.






Spread some of the icing over the cookie, smooth it out on an even layer and you can either top it with chocolate sprinkles, colored sugar, Halloween sprinkles or make a beautiful design with the decorating gels! 

 

Enjoy!!!

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