These quirky little Halloween cookies are perfect for those of us who are not crafty and can’t decorate for stuffing. Just use stencils found at your local craft store and a heavy coating of confectioners’ sugar to set a spooky snack tray.
The chilly weather has me needing layers and craving new gear (which can be a very dangerous thing) so this weeks round up is all about riding gear. Lucky for you, I just made it one picture so you can scroll down to cookie awesomeness – or you can actually check out those spiftastic handles that I’m putting on my wishlist.
Yeah, I seriously need a black jersey. Why? Because who doesn’t feel bad ass when clothed in all black? I know it certainly makes me prance around the house like a ninja. Yeah, I’m full of inspiring posts this week aren’t I?
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Halloween Sugar Cookies
- 2/3 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 2/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- Confectioners' Sugar for dusting
In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat butter with the paddle attachment on medium high for 30 seconds.
- Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined. Scrape down sides.
- With mixer on low, beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Scrape down sides again and with mixer on low, carefully add the flour.
- Divide the dough in half and form each half into small disks. Wrap is plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
- When ready to roll out the dough, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; Set aside.
- On a clean, lightly floured surface, roll one of the disks out to 1/4 t0 1/8" thick. Using a 3" round cookie cutter, cut out cookies.
- Line cookies 1" apart on prepared baking sheets and place in fridge for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, repeat with other disk. (Scrap dough can be refrigerated and re-rolled.)
- Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. These are thin cookies with not a whole lot of pizzazz, don't over bake them. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.
- Once cookies have cooled, place stencils over cookies and with a sifter, dust cookies heavily with confectioners' sugar. Arrange on a tray and serve.
- **The confectioners’ sugar dusting is just that, a dusting. So arrange these how you wanted them presented but know once little finger grab hold of them their spookiness disappears.