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.
Whether you're whipping up a spooky party, or just making fun Halloween sugar cookies with your kids, this recipe is quick and easy and, with the stencils, requires NO decorating skills. Trust me, I am not a cookie decorating queen.
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Halloween Sugar Cookies
These quirky little 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 Halloween snack tray.
- ⅔ cup butter (softened)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ⅔ cup flour
- ⅓ 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 ¼ t0 ⅛" 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.